Diving And Subaquatic Medicine, Fourth Edition

Paperback | June 30, 2005

byCarl Edmonds, Christopher Lowry, John Pennefather

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A reference to clinical diving medicine. Written for doctors and paramedics who are responsible for the medical needs of divers both on or under the water, this new edition retains the strengths of its predecessors, with the emphasis still firmly on practical management. It features an improved section on the diving medical examination, changes to chapters on mortality statistics and drowning, new sections on habitat diving, breath-hold diving and technical diving, and many new illustrations.

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A reference to clinical diving medicine. Written for doctors and paramedics who are responsible for the medical needs of divers both on or under the water, this new edition retains the strengths of its predecessors, with the emphasis still firmly on practical management. It features an improved section on the diving medical examination...

Carl Edmonds is at Royal Australia Navy. Christopher Lowry is at Royal North Shore Hospital.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.6 × 7.4 × 1.4 inPublished:June 30, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:034080629X

ISBN - 13:9780340806296

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Diving History of diving Physics and physiology Free diving Diving equipment Undersea environments Part 2: Dysbaric diseases Barotraumas - Pulmonary barotrauma Ear barotrauma Sinus barotraumas Other barotraumas Decompression Sickness - History and physiology; Pathophysiology; Decompression sickness, clinical; Decompression sickness, treatment Dysbaric osteonecrosis Part 3: Abnormal Gas Pressures Inert gas narcosis Hypoxia Oxygen toxicity Carbon dioxide toxicity Breathing gas contaminents HPNS Part 4: Aquatic Disorders The Drowning Syndromes - Drowning; Near drowning; Management of near drowning; Salt water aspiration syndrome; Why divers drown Seasickness Thermal problems and solutions Hypothermia Infections - local Infections - general Trauma from marine creatures Venomous marine animals Fish poisoning Underwater explosions Part 5: Specific Diving Diseases The Ear and Diving - Anatomy and Physiology; Investigations; Hearing loss; Vertigo and disorientation underwater Cardiac problems and sudden death Neurological disorders of diving Psychological and neuropsychological disorders Miscellaneous disorders - Carotid sinus syndrome; Caustic cocktail; Dental disorders; Musculoskeletal problems; Ocular disorders; Pulmonary Oedema; Skin reactions; Trauma; Drugs and diving; Long term effects of diving Part 6: The Diving Accident Stress responses, panic and fatigue Why divers die - facts and figures Unconsciousness First aid and emergency treatment Oxygen therapy Investigation of diving accidents - equipment Investigation of diving fatalities Part 7: Medical Standards for Diving Medical standards for snorkel (breath divers) Medical standards for recreational divers Medical standards for commercial divers Asthma Cardiac disease Diabetes Age Diver selection Part 8: Specialised Diving and its Problems Female divers Breath hold divers Technical diving Technical diving problems Handicapped divers