Posts with the category “alert-diver-fall-editions”

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Studying Deep reefs and Deep divers
June 17th, 2020
While remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and submersibles can be used at these depths, they have some shortcomings. Manned submersibles and support ships can cost more than $50,000 a day. The limited m...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Asking the Right Questions
June 17th, 2020
Dive safety has improved with the development of better equipment, procedures, education and awareness, but much remains to be learned about divers’ risk of decompression sickness (DCS)...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Lung squeeze under cold diving conditions
June 17th, 2020
Immersion Pulmonary Edema (IPE) is a multifactorial condition, largely a net effect of increased central blood volume, pressures within the chest and, for compressed-gas divers, increased breathing r...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving with a Purpose in National Marine Sanctuaries
June 15th, 2020
We desire to test our strength and expand our horizons. Many divers find their horizon along 100 miles of ancient coral reefs in the Florida Keys, a once-desolate island chain spreading southwest from...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving and Hepatitis C
May 14th, 2020
Divers encounter situations that involve sharing masks, snorkels, helmets and alternate air sources. It is reasonable to be concerned about sharing equipment with a diver who has HCV. A diver’s saliva...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The New Pointy end of Diving
May 11th, 2020
Freediving is now the fastest growing segment of diving and is attracting a new audience of people who love the water and are into fitness, self-improvement and mind-body awareness — in addition to th...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Out of the Blue
May 10th, 2020
People take pictures to render a scene with a literal perspective or as a medium to translate an abstract concept or feeling. I have spoken to photographer friends, read articles, and written many wor...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Research and Outreach
May 7th, 2020
“Data we gather on these projects is important, but our opportunity for outreach is priceless.” Studies have revealed that several external factors, including cold water, exercise and high work of bre...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Stock your First-Aid Kit
May 7th, 2020
Start with the Essentials Commercially available first-aid kits for divers will provide you with a reasonable array of supplies that can be upgraded or augmented according to your circumstances ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The Art of the Underwater Selfie
May 6th, 2020
By Ivana Orlovic Kranjcivana.photographyAlert Diver MagazineI think photography is the most powerful way to promote the amazing underwaterworld to nondivers. I started taking underwater selfies to cle...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The Logistics of Exploration
May 6th, 2020
A key safety feature of the dive operations was a commercial wet diving bell. A 70-page standard operating procedure (SOP) document outlined the expedition’s safety protocols. Only four divers would b...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Manage you Heartburn
December 12th, 2019
With severe reflux there is a risk of aspirating food or acid into the lungs or respirator when diving which is incredibly serious. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Lithium-Ion Battery Safety
December 11th, 2019
To reduce the chances of catastrophic failure, manufacturers of products containing Li-ion batteries build in redundant safety features such as vents to release built-up gases, a circuit board to regu...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DEMP: For more than dive Emergencies
December 11th, 2019
DEMP training, which teaches all the skills from four different first aid courses, can prove useful for more than just dive-related incidents. A spouse, friend or neighbor may need immediate CPR, and ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Sea Urchin Puncture wounds
December 1st, 2019
When a sea urchin spine puncture involves a joint, promptly seek medical attention at the time of injury. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Predisposition to Pulmonary Barotrauma
December 1st, 2019
Since barotrauma can occur with hyperinflation of lung tissue, a diver’s lungs must be able to tolerate rapid changes in volume and pressure....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Broken bones healed
December 1st, 2019
Opportunistic micro-organisms in salt water and untreated water from sources such as lakes, rivers and quarries exponentially increase the risk for infection. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving after Chiropractic adjustments
November 30th, 2019
Some people might experience complications or side effects for a few days following a chiropractic adjustment...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Wetsuits and heat stress
November 30th, 2019
Spending a prolonged time on the deck of a dive boat or onshore while dressed in a wetsuit, prior to entering the water can cause heat stress and exhaustion....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Advice, Support and a Lifeline
November 30th, 2019
From across the world, DAN constantly assisted me throughout the entire ordeal from the moment I contacted them. When I arrived home, the DAN doctor saw me in person to follow up about my DCS. DAN’s e...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage
November 30th, 2019
DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage is dive accident insurance designed specifically for new divers in training that DAN fully subsidises, so there is no cost to students or their instructors...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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When should I call my Doctor?
November 30th, 2019
If you had health issues before the dive, it is possible that postdive symptoms are related to your preexisting condition. Distinguishing between DCI and unrelated health issues in postdive symptoms i...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Fire Safety In the Dive Industry: Part 1
October 3rd, 2019
While prevention is key, being aware, prepared, trained and equipped will ensure the best possible outcome in a fire. Do not try to be brave; if you are unsure, untrained or responsible for others, ev...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Breath Hold Diving: Part 1
February 13th, 2019
Over the many years that humans have practiced breath-hold diving, it has grown to become an important part of both commercial and recreational diving. Let’s take an in-depth look at its history and e...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DAN e-Learning programs
February 8th, 2019
When it comes to first-aid and safety education and training, our goal is to make the information easily accessible and maximize your in-person instructional time. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Injuries due to exposure - Hypothermia
June 11th, 2018
The opportunity to enjoy the scenic splendor of the great outdoors is one of the major attractions of traveling. But with enjoyment of the out-of-doors comes a risk of injury due to exposure....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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To lie or not to lie?
May 22nd, 2018
The medical statement is a set of unified standards evolved from the need for minimum health standards prior to initiating dive training. Over the decades, fitness protocols for recreational divers ha...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Investing in the future of reefs
May 22nd, 2018
The Global coral repository will collect biopsies of various coral species to protect our oceans’ future. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Sweet Dreams: When Can I Resume Diving Post Anaesthesia?
May 21st, 2018
The ability to dive depends on the diagnosis for which the anaesthetic was given and the disability from the surgical procedure will determine when you can resume diving. If one was put to sleep for s...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Breath-hold diving: Running on reserve -Part 5
May 11th, 2018
Our human design was not specifically intended for the aquatic environment. We flaunt this idea regularly and impetuously for our own gain or enjoyment. During breath-hold diving, the alien environmen...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Learning to Rebreathe
May 11th, 2018
When using a closed-circuit rebreather, breathing does not change the total volume of the liquid displaced in terms of Archimedes’ law, it simply moves the volume of gas back and forth between your lu...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Compensation Legislation and the Recreational Diver
April 23rd, 2018
The requirements placed on dive operators to ensure that, as far as reasonably practicable, their workplace is (as the Occupational Health and Safety Act [OHSA] states)“safe and without risks to healt...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Breath-hold diving. Part 3: The Science Bit!
April 23rd, 2018
Humans were designed to be terrestrial, air (gas) breathing organisms. Thus, the body’s anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms are well suited to this role. The aquatic or marine environme...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Scuba Air Quality
April 20th, 2018
In this first of two parts, the rationale behind set contaminant limits for acceptable scuba air quality Is explained. Our knowledge-base on air quality for scuba diving has traditionally been driven ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving after Surgery
April 10th, 2018
When assessing a diver’s fitness to dive post-surgery, there are many factors to consider; this article provides some guidelines for ensuring a safe decision...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Children and diving. The real concerns.
April 10th, 2018
When it comes to children and diving, there are many concerns to address regarding their underwatersafety and capabilities. In this article, some leading medical experts share their opinions on the su...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving with Cancer
April 10th, 2017
​Whether experienced or newly qualified, all divers who have been diagnosed with cancer need to re-evaluate their fitness to dive.   There are more than 200 types of cancers affecting 60 different org...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Medication & Drug Use
April 10th, 2017
​Dr Cecilia Roberts delves into the ever notorious topic regarding the use of medication or drugs during diving.   We receive numerous queries via the DAN-SA hotline and portal asking whether it is sa...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Lighting Ergonomics
March 16th, 2017
THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH LIGHTING IN A DIVING BUSINESS   Good lighting is important in any business in order to maintain a safe, healthy and productive workspace. This is also true for diving busines...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Smoking & Diving
December 15th, 2016
​The negative health effects of smoking are largely known. It is generally advised that smoking and diving are two activities best not performed together. Yet, for some, the habit is hard to break. Na...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney

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