Posts with the tag “covid-19”

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For the Dive Operator: How to Protect Your Staff & Clients
June 17th, 2020
DAN’s Risk Mitigation team shares tips and suggestions for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at your dive business DOWNLOAD: COVID-19 and Diving Activities: 10 Safety Recommendations by DAN EuropeDOWN...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Stay Positive Through the Pandemic
June 17th, 2020
With many countries around the world currently under some form of lockdown, or travel restrictions, most people have had to put both their livelihoods and hobbies on the backburner. Depending on where...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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COVID-19: Updated First Aid Training Recommendations From DAN
June 9th, 2020
As restrictions are relaxed in different locales and to varying degrees, abide by the following when resuming hands-on instruction:1) First and foremost, follow local protocols for social distancing a...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Travel Smarter: PRE-TRIP VACCINATIONS
June 2nd, 2020
Protecting yourself from disease involves not only staying in good shape, getting enough sleep, maintaining adequate nutrition and hydration and practising proper hygiene but also ensuring you are up ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving After COVID 19: What Divers Need to Know
May 29th, 2020
Watch the doctors from DAN Medical Services discuss what divers need to know about diving after COVID-19.......  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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New Health Declaration Form Sample Addressing C-19 Issues
May 25th, 2020
Before undertaking any diving activity, from try dives to dive courses and programmes, dive excursions or explorations, all divers will be asked by the diving centre to fill in some documents.One of t...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Preparing to Dive in the New Normal
May 15th, 2020
Watch as the DAN America Director of Hyperbaric and Underwater Safety, Francois Burman, and Risk Mitigation Coordinator, Chloe Strauss, go live to answer some of our most frequently asked questions ab...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Covid-19 Research
May 7th, 2020
Hear the truth about Research on COVID-19 and its potential implications for diving straight from the DAN America Director of Research, Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D. (Originally streamed on Facebook Live May...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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FAQs Answered: Disinfecting Scuba Equipment
May 6th, 2020
View the video of DAN's Risk Mitigation team talk about the importance of effectively disinfecting your scuba equipment. They will also discuss ways you can prepare to clean and disinfect gear in the ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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COVID-19: Surface Survival Times
May 4th, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent pandemic has altered the way we approach the world. By learning about how long the virus that causes this disease can survive on various surfaces, divers can bette...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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COVID-19 & Diving Activities: 10 Safety Recommendations
May 2nd, 2020
This is a period of great uncertainty for everyone, and the diving industry makes no exception. Over the past few weeks we have received a number of questions from dive operators and professionals on ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Dive Operations and COVID-19: Prepping for Return
May 2nd, 2020
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY STAFF FROM COVID-19For employees, the general COVID-19 safety recommendations, as published by the WHO and CDC, apply. The use of protective face masks and gloves should be consid...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving in the Era of COVID-19
May 1st, 2020
The following is an article written by Dr. Douglas Ebersole - physician, technical dive instructor, and a recovered COVID-19 patient. As a medical advisor to the training agency RAID, he was asked to ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Part 2: COVID-19 Business Support Review
April 28th, 2020
During this crisis what has been highlighted for most business owners is the access to resources and information available to assist with general, business and financial information.  Whether you are ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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EUBS-ECHM Position Statement on Diving Activities
April 27th, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts not only the general healthcare system but also ambulance and first aid providers, there is a general agreement that risk-taking activities and sports should take this...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving After COVID-19: What We Know Today
April 24th, 2020
COVID-19 symptoms range from mild to severe. Some people have no symptoms at all while others require complicated stays in ICUs with ventilatory support to recover. In addition to the impact of the pr...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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COVID-19 Business Support Review
April 24th, 2020
During this crisis what has been highlighted for most business owners is the access to resources and information available to assist with general, business and financial information.  Whether you are ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Tourism Relief Fund
April 20th, 2020
SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM FUND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONSThe Department of Tourism encourages eligible businesses to apply for the COVID-19 Tourism Relief Fund during the application period from 07 April to 30...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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How to Pivot Your Message During a Crisis
April 14th, 2020
You’ve got to pivot your message during this time of crisis or it will cost you. It’s a harsh reality, but there’s a simple way you can pivot your message so your business is remembered -- even amidst...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Transporting Diving Lights & Batteries
April 7th, 2020
TO CHECK OR NOT TO CHECKWe all experience this from time to time when we fly: dangerous items, like knives or blades, have to be checked as hold luggage. It's for safety reasons regarding the other pa...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Scuba Equipment Care - Drying & Storing Your Gear
April 7th, 2020
After reviewing how to best clean and rinse your gear, let's have a closer look at drying and storing it.Of course, the following are general rules and tips, and do not replace user manuals of any equ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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COVID-19 Advisory
April 3rd, 2020
As you might imagine, DAN has received a number of enquiries regarding the current COVID-19 Pandemic.  We have already issued travel advisories for DAN Southern Africa Members, and for SouthAfricans t...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Disinfection of Scuba Equipment and COVID-19
March 30th, 2020
The novel coronavirus, also known as SARS-CoV-2, is the cause of the disease COVID-19, which has killed 21,031 people worldwide at the time of this article (1). SARS-CoV-2 is part of the viral group k...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Scuba Units Are Not Suitable Substitutes for Ventilators
March 30th, 2020
DAN AMERICA UPDATEDAN has received several inquiries about the use of scuba equipment to aid in the battle against COVID-19. Unfortunately, scuba units are not suitable substitutes for ventilators. Do...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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COVID-19 Myth Busters
March 30th, 2020
COVID-19 VIRUS CAN BE TRANSMITTED IN AREAS WITH HOT AND HUMID CLIMATESFrom the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardle...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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COVID-19 No Panic Help Guide
March 23rd, 2020
Educate, understand and enlighten!Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a viral infection that causes mild-to-severe illness in your upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, airways, lungs).Read about coron...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Lancet COVID-19 South African Testing Sites
March 23rd, 2020
As South Africa tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, general practitioners have advised patients to get tests at specialised sites instead of visiting their doctor.While hospitals and clinics ar...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DAN Membership COVID-19 FAQs
March 20th, 2020
The different DAN membership packages provided by DAN Southern Africa cover medical emergencies. They are designed to pay for medical treatments and additional travel expenses caused by unforeseen inj...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Further limitations imposed on travels and considerations on diving activities
March 18th, 2020
Everyone is aware of the current crisis and we at DAN are certain that our members will be at the forefront in preventing the spread of disease. It is our obligation to stay safe not just because any ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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COVID-19 and DAN Membership
March 18th, 2020
The novel Coronavirus outbreak has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a rapidly evolving situation.Under these circumstances, DAN recommends to strictl...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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COVID-19 : Prevention Recommendations for our Diving Community
March 18th, 2020
n light of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the DAN Europe medical team suggests you take good care of your health, and also protect others by following some basic recommendati...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Scuba Equipment care – Rinsing and cleaning diving equipment
March 18th, 2020
Maintenance, or “the process of keeping something in a good condition” isn’t just needed to keep the warranty valid, but can prolong the life of your scuba gear, and even keep you alive. The two bigge...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Germophobia? - Just give it a reasonable thought
March 18th, 2020
As published in past articles of Alert Diver, microbes from different sources, transmitted via diving equipment, can be a true threat to scuba divers.In fact, rented equipment and rinsing tanks can po...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DAN’s Quick Guide to Properly Disinfecting Dive Gear
March 6th, 2020
In light of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), questions have arisen in the dive community about disease transmission when using rental equipment, especially regulators. With the...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team

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