Lecture: Diving with Implanted Medical Devices

DatesJune 4 2014
LocationDAN Headquarters
6 West Colony Place
Durham, North Carolina, United States

DAN is offering the fourth year of the bimonthly diving medicine/research/safety lecture series. The program helps us expand our dialogue with local divers and facilitate our continuing efforts to develop new talks.

This month's lecture "Diving with Implanted Medical Devices” will be given by Marty McCafferty, DAN Medic, EMT-P, DMT-A.

There are myriad medical devices implanted in patients today, many at increasing rates. The question from patients who dive is whether their devices are compatible with diving activity. This presentation will consider implants used to address conditions such as cardiac dysrhythmias, chronic pain, joint dysfunction, and reconstructive support. Implications for safety, both of devices and the underlying medical issues that create the need for such devices, will be discussed.

The DAN Lecture Series is held bimonthly on the first Wednesday of every other month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for a pre-event social, and light refreshments will be served. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 45-55 minutes. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow.

Admission to the lecture is free, and no registration is required.

We hope you will join us for this special evening — we'll see you on Wednesday, June 4!

Upcoming Lectures in the Series:

August 6: "The Science of Breathing Underwater" presented by Niles W. Clarke

October 1: “Secret Hazards for the Epicurean Diver” presented by Dr. Matias Nochetto

December 3: “Does Sex Matter in Diving?” presented by Ms. Brittany M. Trout & Mrs. Lana P. Sorrell