Inert gas exchange, bubbles and decompression theory (DAN Europe)

All divers face the possibility of decompression sickness (DCS), however slight the probability might be. It is curious how such a potentially devastating injury could be related to the mysterious workings of biology, but understanding these mysteries is a key to ensuring that DCS risk remains at an acceptable level.

This presentation addresses some of the fundamental principles that govern inert gas exchange between the environment and tissue, and in particular, the profound effects that bubble formation can have on inert gas exchange. These ideas are placed in a historical context to show how decompression theory has evolved and how this has affected DCS severity.

This program contains video segments. A high-speed internet connection is highly recommended to view this educational program.

This presentation is free to DAN Members, thanks in part to membership dues. Simply login to the website and you will be able to access the presentation directly. Nonmembers will be charged 20€ charge to view this program.

The program should take up to an hour to complete.

Important Note for DMTs certified by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology: This course has been reviewed and approved for 2 CEUs in Category A by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology as a Diving Medical Technician Course. Submit your completion certificate to the NBDHMT and request that it be added to your file.

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