Case study: persistent mild symptoms result in evacuation

Mild but persistent symptoms… a reminder that post-dive symptoms do not need to be extreme before a call is placed to DAN for advice/assistance.

Mild but persistent symptoms… a reminder that post-dive symptoms do not need to be extreme before a call is placed to DAN for advice/assistance. Continue reading “Case study: persistent mild symptoms result in evacuation”

Ear trauma, DCI and all sorts of skin rashes: a Review of Recent Asia-Pacific Incidents

Ear trauma, DCI and all sorts of skin rashes: a Review of Recent Asia-Pacific Incidents that the DAN APAC team has advised and assisted with this month.

Over the past few weeks we have been sharing incident insights and case assessments from recent Calls for Help, and below are summaries of other recent Asia-Pacific incidents: Continue reading “Ear trauma, DCI and all sorts of skin rashes: a Review of Recent Asia-Pacific Incidents”

How to recognise skin bends, a recent DAN case study

DCS-related skin changes usually occur within several minutes to several hours after a dive. But how can you tell when it’s serious?

Incident Assessment: Skin Bends

In this incident, a diver in Indonesia experiences a skin rash post-diving for the second time in 6-months. Continue reading “How to recognise skin bends, a recent DAN case study”

Do you know the difference between DCI and DCS?

We often hear the terms DCS and DCI, and DAN AP predominantly uses DCI when we discuss diving incidents, but do you know why we use this term instead of DCS?

We often hear the terms DCS and DCI, and DAN AP predominantly uses DCI when we discuss diving incidents, but do you know why we use this term instead of DCS? Continue reading “Do you know the difference between DCI and DCS?”

Aches and Pains – how can you tell if it’s DCI?

So how can we determine whether we should be concerned that those aches and pains are DCI?

Differentiating between general aches and pains that may occur from overdoing it lifting dive equipment, as opposed to a symptom that could be associated with DCI, can be tricky. So how can we determine whether we should be concerned? Factors such as when the symptom/s commence and how they present can help in deciphering. Continue reading “Aches and Pains – how can you tell if it’s DCI?”

Equalisation Troubles for New Divers: Recent Incidents

Recently, DAN AP has had a couple of cases of novice divers experiencing problems equalising leading to Ear Barotrauma.

Recently, DAN AP has had a couple of cases of novice divers experiencing problems equalising leading to Ear Barotrauma: Continue reading “Equalisation Troubles for New Divers: Recent Incidents”

Oxygen First Aid Keeps Two Divers Out of the Chamber – Recent Cases

In two recent cases, immediate oxygen first aid resolved symptoms and kept the divers out of the chamber. Continue reading “Oxygen First Aid Keeps Two Divers Out of the Chamber – Recent Cases”