Health & Diving

Decompression Sickness

Decompression Sickness

Treating DCS Intro

"If signs or symptoms consistent with DCS develop, initiate appropriate first aid and contact the nearest emergency medical services. For additional emergency assistance contact DAN +1-919-684-9111."

There are several elements to the effective management of DCS, specifically on-the-scene evaluation and first aid, transport and definitive medical evaluation and treatment. Anyone who has suffered DCS should seek appropriate evaluation, and possibly ongoing care, from a physician well informed about diving-related medical issues.
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