Medical & Rescue

IHMP Medical & ITDA Group Training



New MOU signed with AREMT Australian Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.  This will Offer ITDA Group IHMP Training and Certifications to be registered with AREMT as Internationally accepted First Aid and Medical training.  Plus open up NEW Training areas for EMT and DMT Certifications to the latest International Standards.


Background to ITDA/IHMP Training


IHMP – International Hyperbaric Medical Programs have been the medical and First aid training division of ITDA Group since 2000.

Formed in the United Kingdom as part of the ETDA or European Technical Diving Agency and incorporated into ITDA Group SCP in 2002 and then became part of ITDA – International Technical Diving Agency (ITDA UK) Ltd in 2004 and a fully operating training division of ITDA Group International and ITDA Europe in 2009.  IHMP meet the highest International standards for training.

 If you are an existing certified IHMP First Aider or Medic please make sure you are in our database for members privileges & Benefits Link Here!  IHMP Registration Page

Dive Leaders and NOW any agency Leadership level may apply to become an ITDA /IHMP CPR Instructor. see: CPR Instructor Registration page

IHMP/ITDA First Aid and Medical Training Programs include:

  • CRP & First Aid (Emergency Response Program)
  • Basic Life Support (Basic Anatomy and Physiology – General First Aid Treatments)
  • Sports Injuries (Modules: Martial Arts – Football – Rugby – Impact Injuries)
  • Surface Emergency Support & Rescue (Surface Rescue)
  • Dive Medic First Aid (Modules: Oxygen First Aid – AED First Aid – Hyperbaric Trauma)
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Dive Accident Management & Control
  • NEW* Aquatic Rescue – For Resorts & Hotel Staff
  • NEW EMT (B),(I) and (P). Programs
  • NEW DMT and ALST Programs

Most Popular Training Programs

The ITDA Group – IHMP Medical Programs are very popular with diving instructors and Sports Instructors because we offer a genuine International Certification level aimed at the skills and knowledge required for specific types of first aid, not just general first aid.

For example:  Dive Medic First Aid – Includes: Diving Injury Specific First Aid, plus general first aid and Basic Life Support, Plus supporting modules for Oxygen First aid and AED First Aid.

See:  Dive Medic page  –  AED First Aid  –  Oxygen First Aid – Hyperbaric

 For On-line Training and Module Course Materials Link here

CPR First Aid – Training & Certification

Anyone from any background will benefit from this program, but especially  

Sports Instructors – Dive Store Staff –  Divers, Divers families & friends, and Diving Professionals (any Agency),  Will Benefit greatly and gain confidence to deal with Diving and Non Diving Emergency Situations requiring first response / emergency care.  YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!

Retail Store staff and for Staff in Offices or Factories and anyone serving the general public we have new additional programs in development for 2011/12.


Being the Only program of its kind written specifically for divers only, concentrating on General Accidents and Diving Industry Specific Risks and Hazards, plus education on diving activities “RISKS ASSESSMENT”.

If you are looking for a more in depth training program in diving specialist first aid. This is a General First Aid Program Aimed at the Diving and wider Community and meets International Requirements.

See: CPR First Aid Training page for more details.


Basic Life Support (BLS)   

IHMP Basic Life Support.- 1 day program. For anyone who needs a BLS Certification or just for experience if you are interested in learning; CPR and First Aid skills to a higher level.
See: IHMP BLS Program (currently being updated)

Training Module for the Administration and application of Oxygen in Emergency situations.

Training Module for the use of AED Auto External Defibrillation Devices for SCA Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Training and Certification Course Program for Water Rescue Skills combined with First Aid, Basic Life Support and Oxygen/AED First Aid.   Designed especially for Resort and Hotel staff where accidents in Pools or Other Aquatic areas may occur.  Would your Staff Know what to do?  Just click on graphic logos for links.

Hyperbaric Training and Chamber Operations

  • Notes for Doctors performing Dive Fitness Exams.

Recreational SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) can provide recreational divers with an enjoyable sport safer than many other activities. The risk of diving is increased by certain physical conditions, which the relationship to diving may not be readily obvious. Thus, it is important to screen divers for such conditions.

The RECREATIONAL SCUBA DIVER’S PHYSICAL EXAMINATION focuses on conditions that may put a diver at increased risk for decompression sickness, pulmonary overinflation syndrome with subsequent arterial gas embolization and other conditions such as loss of consciousness, which could lead to drowning.

Additionally, the diver must be able to withstand some degree of cold stress, the physiological effects of immersion and the optical effects of water and have sufficient physical and mental reserves to deal with possible emergencies.

The history, review of systems and physical examination should include as a minimum the points listed below. The list of conditions that might adversely affect the diver is not all-inclusive, but contains the most commonly encountered medical problems.

The brief introductions should serve as an alert to the nature of the risk posed by each medical problem.

The potential diver and his or her physician must weigh the pleasures to be had by diving against an increased risk of death or injury due to the individual’s medical condition. As with any recreational activity, there are no data for diving enabling the calculation
of an accurate mathematical probability of injury. Experience and physiological principles only permit a qualitative assessment of relative risk.

For the purposes of this document, Severe Risk implies that an individual is believed to be at substantially elevated risk of decompression sickness, pulmonary or otic barotrauma or altered consciousness with subsequent drowning, compared with the general population.

A consensus of medical opinion would generally discourage a student with any such medical problems from diving. Relative Risk refers to a moderate increase in risk, which in some instances may be acceptable. To make a decision as to whether diving is contraindicated for this category of medical problems, physicians must base their judgement on an assessment of the individual patient. Some medical problems which may preclude diving are temporary in nature or responsive to treatment, allowing the student to dive safely after they have been resolved.

Diagnostic studies and specialty consultations should be obtained as indicated to determine the diver’s status. A list of references is included to aid in clarifying issues that arise. Physicians and other medical professionals of the Divers Alert Network (DAN) associated with Duke University Health System are available for consultation by phone +1 919 684 2948 during normal business hours. For emergency calls, 24 hours 7 days a week, call +1 919 684 8111 or +1 919 684 4DAN (collect). Related organizations exist in other parts of the world – DAN Europe in Italy +39 039 605 7858, DAN S.E.A.P. in Australia +61 3 9886 9166 and Divers Emergency Service (DES) in Australia +61 8 8212 9242, DAN Japan +81 33590 6501 and DAN Southern Africa +27 11 242 0380. There are also a number of informative websites offering similar advice.
Thank You. Enjoy Your Training.

DMT Training

Anyone with prior EMT-B or above training and certification can enrol in our chamber courses and obtain credit for DMT Dive Medic Technician.

See: DMT Training


ITDA Group / IHMP Instructor Training Programs & Crossovers.

  • CPR Instructor
  • Dive Medic Instructor
  • ITDA Group Medic Trainer
  • Medic Director/Assessor

See: ITDA Medic Instructor Page

Crossover to ITDA Medical

From: Any equal level with any agency or take our Crossover and Upgrade Program.


First Aid Instructors Now!

DO NOT Need to crossover, just make an application and if accepted you only need to redgiter as an ITDA Group Medical Instructor and you may teach and Certify our programs (To your current certification Status).

Application details link here….

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