Dive Medicine and Hyperbaric Therapy

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Objectives. Review physics of compressed air divingComplications during descentMedical problems at depthComplications during ascentPrevention of complicationsPrehospital care of dive injuriesHyperbaric therapy for dive injuries. Case Report. Veteran police diver is pulled from the water with n

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1. Dive Medicine and Hyperbaric Therapy Dr. Michael Feldman Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care

2. Objectives Review physics of compressed air diving Complications during descent Medical problems at depth Complications during ascent Prevention of complications Prehospital care of dive injuries Hyperbaric therapy for dive injuries

3. Case Report Veteran police diver is pulled from the water with no vital signs during a training exercise The 50-year-old diver signalled her partner that she had encountered some sort of difficulty The partner pulled the officer back into the boat and began administering CPR enroute back to land On arrival, paramedics encounter a female police officer with no vital signs The partner, a 48 year old male officer is short of breath and complaining of back pain

4. Your next steps? What do you want to know? What do you want to do? What triage decisions do you make? What resources do you need?

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