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Emergency Planning: Practicing the Plan
October 3rd, 2019
Your team needs to understand the situation and be able to prioritize actions when faced with emergencies. While risk will always be present, improved knowledge, understanding and preparedness remain ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Recompression Chamber Safety
October 3rd, 2019
Instead of simply listing requirements relevant to the safe recompression of injured recreational divers, DAN identified real, likely hazards, quantified their significance and presented mitigation gu...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Air Hoses: A Closer Look
October 3rd, 2019
In our ongoing effort to learn more about these hose failures, we consulted the manufacturers. A major supplier expressed great concern about the reports and asked that we share as much information wi...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Protect your Environment
September 30th, 2019
Dive businesses, professionals, divers and the broader dive community should be aware of the harm their activities could cause. Pollution, damage, invasion by non-endemic life-forms, removal of protec...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Piston or diaphragm: Does it matter?
September 26th, 2019
The most important factor in a properly working regulator is not what you use but how you use it. Personal preference can guide your purchasing decision; modern regulators from a quality manufacturer ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DAN was there for me.
September 6th, 2019
Be sure to go over emergency procedures in every dive briefing. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The Paper Nautilus
September 5th, 2019
Paper nautiluses, also known as argonauts, come to the surface at night to mate and to trap air in their shells to use for buoyancy....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Keep Pushing
September 5th, 2019
While you may have taken a CPR course with diving in mind, keeping your certification current and your skills fresh will have you ready to assist in any situation and can help save a life....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Marine Life injury
September 5th, 2019
It is not unusual to experience delayed symptom onset. Some divers have obvious initial symptoms that resolve and then manifest again days later. Dermatologists refer to this as a delayed hypersensit...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Retinal Detachment
September 4th, 2019
A retinal detachment is very serious and should be treated urgently due to the risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eye....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Vaping and Diving
September 4th, 2019
The residuals of incomplete burning (carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide) are not the major concern in electronic cigarettes, but vapor does contain putative carcinogens ) and toxicological compounds. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Scuba Diving and Life Expectancy
September 7th, 2018
Diving burns more calories than many people think. It is a very gentle form of exercise, but it is exercise nonetheless. When divers breathe air or nitrox at depth, reactive oxygen species are produce...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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How the dive Reflex protects the brain and heart
September 7th, 2018
Simply being immersed in water creates a hydrostatic pressure effect on the body that essentially squeezes some of the blood from our extremities back toward our heart. The vagus nerve also causes cer...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Altitude sickness and DCS
September 7th, 2018
Let them have the adventure of a lifetime....  Read More
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Dry suits and skin Bends
September 7th, 2018
Cutaneous DCS typically presents as a blotchy, bruise-like rash generally appearing in areas of the body with the most adipose tissue (body fat), such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and breasts. The...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Return to Diving
September 5th, 2018
Conservative diving is strongly recommended to avoid a repeat DCS incident. Being conservative is a trade-off. Divers want to maximize their bottom time to get the most out of every dive, but that max...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Injuries due to exposure - Hyperthermia
July 9th, 2018
Water temperatures that exceed 97°F (36°C) are not commonly experienced by recreational scuba divers. As a result, hyperthermia typically occurs during surface or land-based activities....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The Strength of Indemnities
January 8th, 2015
The court ruled that a defense based on the fact that a tourist signed an indemnity was not sufficient and held the company and the skipper, liable. The cause of action revolved around the negligence ...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney

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