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

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Acoustic Neuroma
July 3rd, 2020
When considering diving, there are several issues to address: preexisting partial deafness and the risk of complete hearing loss due to barotrauma, physical or functional impairments that may interfer...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Hip Fractures
July 3rd, 2020
The industry standard for a return to diving after any fracture is for your doctor to release you for full and unrestricted activity, including contact sports, and then have an additional convalescent...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Aluminium Exposure
July 3rd, 2020
There is no way to detect aluminium oxide in a tank other than opening the tank to inspect it. You can try to prevent your exposure by always using your own tanks...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving at Altitude
July 3rd, 2020
Many dive computers have a barometer or pressure sensor that samples the pressure when you turn them on at the dive site. A drawback to this feature is it senses the pressure of only where you are....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Partner Exercises
July 3rd, 2020
Among the possible reasons for sticking with a program involving a partner may be the fun, accountability, motivation or pre-planning to prioritise in an otherwise busy schedule....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Dive Boat Fire Safety
July 3rd, 2020
Two recent tragic boat fires in popular dive regions have once again illustrated that not all accidents happen during a dive. While rare, fires on dive boats can start from a variety of causes, inclu...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Travel Smarter: Don’t Cancel, Reschedule Instead
July 3rd, 2020
An unintended consequence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic of 2020 is disruption to the travel sector. If you have a dive trip booked in the next few months and are not certain the trip will hap...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DAN Member Profile: Mehgan Heaney-Grier
July 3rd, 2020
I've been a DAN member since 1996. My work and explorations into unknown waters come with a certain amount of risk. While the circumstances encountered in the field may not be within my control, the p...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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The Philippines at its Finest
May 6th, 2020
Dauin is a peaceful beach village about 30 minutes by car from Dumaguete City (and its airport) on the southern coast of the island of Negros, about 500 miles south of Manila. The Philippines has more...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Physioball Stability Exercises
March 31st, 2020
The added weight of scuba gear raises your center of gravity, making your body less stable. That is why a small roll of a boat or an uneven step can have a larger than usual impact when you’re standin...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Africa Dust
March 29th, 2020
We still do not know what ingredients in African dust kill coral, but let’s hope that the increased focus on coral health will bring funding for the research necessary to unravel the mystery of this t...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving after Dental surgery
March 28th, 2020
When a tooth is damaged or decayed, air may enter but have no way of being equalized. The diver may experience tooth pain (barodontalgia) during descent as the air compresses with depth and/or on the ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Delayed Off-Gassing
March 28th, 2020
A condition or injury that compromises the blood supply to tissues may theoretically impair inert gas uptake and elimination....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving with Multiple Medications
March 28th, 2020
If you are taking a new medication, plan to wait a month before diving to understand how the medication affects you and your condition. If you experience drowsiness, delayed response or any other inab...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Pygmy Seahorses: Life Aquatic
March 28th, 2020
Georges Bargibant, a researcher in New Caledonia, discovered the first pygmy seahorse when he was collecting a gorgonian coral for the Noumea museum and found a pair of tiny seahorses on its surface....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Cardiovascular Disease and Diving
March 28th, 2020
Medication side effects may be a concern for diving, but the underlying diagnosis should be the focus when deciding someone’s fitness to dive. Cardiovascular conditions need careful evaluation that ma...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Down in the Dumps
March 28th, 2020
The shaft is the size of an oldworld telephone booth and feels as constricting as a middle coach seat in a row of strangers. I reach my hand into the hot black muck. Redundant layers of rubber signifi...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Getting Decompression Sickness while Freediving
March 27th, 2020
Over the past few years only a few cases of DCS during freediving have been reported, and they all were associated with repeated deep dives over a short time. Since there is little information, statis...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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No Sit-ups no problem
February 3rd, 2020
To avoid an increased risk of decompression sickness, DAN® recommends that divers avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after making a dive. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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How to manage Near-Drowning
February 3rd, 2020
Resuscitation should be continued until a doctor calls of the attempt because of definite death....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Improve your breathing
January 30th, 2020
Ujjayi (oo-jie-yee), also known as victorious breath, is a breathing technique used in many yoga practices. Ujjayi is performed by constricting the back of the throat slightly as you breathe in and ou...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Travel Smarter: Plan for Medical Emergencies
November 13th, 2019
Knowing what to expect in an emergency, bringing the necessary equipment and taking preventive measures before you travel will not only improve possible outcomes in the event of an incident but coul...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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TRavel Smarter : Evaluating an unfamiliar Dive operator
November 11th, 2019
The boat should also have appropriate safety equipment: a fire extinguisher, personal flotation devices for every person, a first aid kit, an oxygen unit, a radio and nonskid decks. The usual modifica...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Challenging the Frontiers of Decompression Research
November 11th, 2019
There is increasing need for dive physicians, treatment facilities and research. The doctors in this laboratory works on prevention and treatment of decompression sickness (DCS) on a cellular level as...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Heart-rate Training
November 10th, 2019
People with certain cardiovascular risk factors or who take heart-rate regulatory medication such as beta blockers should consult their physicians before attempting aerobic exercise. Heart-rate traini...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Equipment Maintenance
October 3rd, 2019
Equipment failures can happen anywhere, especially if we neglect to understand the potential for failure. Routinely servicing your equipment will help keep your business thriving by ensuring the safet...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Emergency Planning: What Makes a Good Plan?
October 3rd, 2019
Focus on the major risks — those that will have the biggest impact on the operation and that may cause injuries, fatalities or major loss to property. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Images from the Edge
July 13th, 2019
Her path to this unusual niche in the underwater imaging pantheon began as an 11-year-old child in landlocked Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her dad helped her set up her first saltwater aquarium, and she ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Preventing Breathing-Gas Contamination
July 13th, 2019
Incidents involving bad breathing gasare rare, yet they do occur. Health effects on divers vary depending on the contaminant breathed. Among the most severe symptoms of breathing contaminated gas are ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Extended dive times at depth
June 13th, 2019
Using enriched air Nitrox (EAN) as a decompression gas starting on the deco stops will add oxygen to your decompression phase and speed up nitrogen elimination...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Crohn's disease and Diving
June 13th, 2019
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Guidelines for Flying after diving
June 13th, 2019
As more divers fly with symptoms than develop symptoms during or after flight, flying with symptoms may be a greater health problem than symptoms that occur during or after flight. This is an educatio...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Professional Liability: Not just for Pros
June 12th, 2019
DAN® has developed a dive-industry-specific Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) program that focuses on practical assessment of risks and provision of information and resources to reduce ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Performance under pressure
June 12th, 2019
For decades divers have found ways to mitigate the effects of pressure on the body without understanding them, but new research helps to explain human performance in challenging environments and provi...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Freediving Safety
June 12th, 2019
Freediving instructors will encourage you to push yourself and perform outside of your comfort levels, but you should never feel pressured into doing something you do not want to do....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Weight Training for Better Diving
March 28th, 2019
This weight-training program that targets the muscles most used while scubadiving and will allow you to do multiday dives without undue strain or fatigue. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Breath Hold Diving: Part 4
February 13th, 2019
In the fourth part of the series on breath-hold diving, dr rob schneider discusses the physiology of breath-hold diving and why it is possible....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Breath Hold Diving: Part 2
February 13th, 2019
Freediving equipment has gone through decades of refining to produce modern, specialised equipment that offers the freediver the ultimate in safety and performance standards...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Plan for medical emergencies
September 7th, 2018
Reduce your risk. Identify any recommended vaccinations for your destination, and schedule to get them early. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Customize Your First-Aid Kit
September 7th, 2018
For most DAN staff, diving is not just a job, it's a passion. A few colleagues shared their recommendations about divers' first-aid needs from their personal experiences....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team

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