What Did I Do Wrong?
Catastrophic Regulator Failure
An Unexpected Earplug
Left at Sea
A Free-Flowing Failure
Distracted While Diving
Self-Aware and Prepared
If You Can’t Equalize, Abort
Sinus barotrauma can be very unpleasant.
Sea Lion Bite
Good Fortune After Bad
Barotrauma in Bonaire
You Better Get That Examined
May I Bend Your Ear?
Entangled in Kelp
Trust But Verify
Ensure your dive shop has properly trained and certified technicians.
Panic and Post-Traumatic Stress
A dive accident's psychological aftermath
Unexpected Air Pockets
Recognition is Essential
A Different Kind of Souvenir
Coming to Grips with Symptoms
Don’t Ignore Your Medical History
Dive injuries aren't always what they seem.
Diagnosis Before Treatment
Proper care of injured divers means ruling out all possibilities.
You’ll Be OK
Reassuring an anxious diver may not always be the right approach.
Recognizing the signs of cutaneous DCS
Time and Recovery
Injured divers should be treated promptly, but delays don't always mean bad outcomes.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Beyond the Diving Injury
Go Easy on the Ears
A seemingly mild injury can lead to serious symptoms.
Portable Hyperbaric Chamber Successfully Treats Divers in Remote Location
Altitude Illness in the Andes
Divers aren't the only explorers who experience pressure-related problems.
Lessons in Gas Management
Running out of breathing gas is the most significant trigger in diver deaths.
Making critical decisions to prioritize care
Don’t Be Fooled
Relief from symptoms doesn't always mean a cure.
Self-diagnosis can lead to delays in the medical care you need.
Small, easy-to-ignore symptoms are often the first signs of decompression sickness.
Emergency oxygen is only the first step to treating suspected cases of decompression illness.
A lost weight belt and a rapid ascent lead to a case of AGE.
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