Technical diving is one of the fastest growing segments in the scuba diving community. These divers use a variety of gas mixtures and dive to significant depths, often requiring a substantial amount of decompression. This results in a risk of a variety of medical conditions not commonly seen in the general population or even in recreational scuba divers. Thus, technical divers are likely to show up for evaluation and treatment at emergency departments and hyperbaric chambers. This article attempts to educate the reader on the basics of technical diving and some of the medical issues involved.
- What Makes a Dive Recreational?
- What are the two major concerns with Nitrogen?
- Medical Issues in Technical Diving
This article is a must-read for the dive physician. Mixed gas divers and dive leaders will also find this article very informative and useful. It was published in Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Volume 4 Issue 3.
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