DCI, Dehydration or a Cardiac Event in PNG?

While on a diving holiday in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a diver experienced symptoms that could have been attributed to DCI, dehydration or a cardiovascular-related event.

DCI, dehydration or a cardiovascular-related event? In this recent case in PNG, DAN made the decision to evacuate the diver, and had to factor in the treatment he could possibly require once he underwent medical tests.

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Tingling and Nausea in Malaysia

Among the variety of challenges that DAN faces when attempting to arrange an emergency evacuation for a diver: pirates!

Among the variety of challenges that DAN faces when attempting to arrange an emergency evacuation for a diver: pirates! Continue reading “Tingling and Nausea in Malaysia”

Suspected DCI in the Philippines – numbness in hands

A diver in the Philippines suffers numbness in hands, but could have avoided recompression treatment, if DAN had been called first and the advice of our diving doctors followed.

Similar to the Manado case last week, in this case study, a diver in the Philippines suffers numbness in hands and received one recompression treatment, but this could have avoided recompression treatment, if DAN had been called first and the advice of our diving doctors followed.

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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?”