The PADI Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a free template that provides accident assistance and guidance to help patient response.
So, what kind of information does the best dive Emergency Action Plan template need to include?
The written example below is prepared as an emergency action plan for rescue divers and for Divemasters to use during their training.
Even so, beginners will also find the EAP example a useful download to study while taking PADI scuba diving courses.
A scuba diving assistance plan is meant to be completed at the scene of any serious accident requiring immediate action and assisting ultimately in satisfactory patient response.
Note: You can use the scripted sample format of the emergency dive plan below as a guide.
The Emergency Action Plan PADI should be handed over to the medical specialist to ensure accurate details are passed on about treatment given to the patient.
Has there been a scuba diving accident? If yes, please notify your name, phone no', and your location to:
Was there any first aid equipment available and administered? Typical examples include:
Use emergency radio communications where possible (e.g. local radio channels):
Important: Even though statistics show a number of scuba diving deaths per year there are few 'real' accidents. But, following a diving accident management flow chart will make it easier for a rescuer diver to respond.
Use the emergency dive plan template to record information and details about the diver and any determined scuba diving injuries or associated problems.
Note: The scuba accident emergency assistance plan (EAP) is meant to be a helpful guide for certified divers. The free sample does not replace professional training in critical patient response and accident management (such as in the PADI Rescue Diver and Divemaster Course curriculum).