Posts with the tag “dci”
June 28th, 2022
Decompression illness, or DCI, is associated with a reduction in the ambient pressure surrounding the body. DCI encompasses two diseases, decompression sickness (DCS) and arterial gas embolism (AGE). ...
DIVERS LOSING ACCESS TO EMERGENCY CARE
February 3rd, 2022
The harsh reality is that the percentage of hyperbaric medicine programs introduced during the last decade that are available on a 24/7 basis to treat divers and these other emergent conditions has co...
Evaluating Oxygen Delivery with a Demand Valve
December 8th, 2020
Oxygen systems commonly used for dive accidents can have two delivery options: a pressure-activated demand valve or constant flow for use with a nonrebreather mask....
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)...
The Nitrogen Saturation Myth
February 7th, 2019
Efforts to determine the origin of this misunderstanding have thus far proven unsuccessful. Similarly, there are reports of chamber operators actually propagating this myth by offering routine “nitrog...
Taravana: Fact or Falacy?
May 30th, 2018
The condition, known as “taravana” amongst pearl divers of the Tuamotus (a chain of islands and atolls in French Polynesia), has increasingly become accepted as a unique form of DCI ...
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