Key Features

  • Discusses special considerations for female, elderly, and pediatric divers
  • Covers diving-related problems in people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic disease
  • Includes information about marine toxicology

Table of Contents

1. A Short History of Diving Medicine
2. Diving Physics
3. Diving Equipment
4. Kinetics of Inert Gas
5. Breath Hold Diving
6. Mixed Gas Diving
7. Mechanisms and Risks of Decompression
8. Pathophysiology of Decompression Sickness
9. Barotrauma
10. Treatment of Decompression Sickness and Arterial Gas Embolism
11. Inert Gas Narcosis and HPNS
12. Toxicity of Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide
13. Hypothermia
14. Near Drowning
15. Marine Animal Injuries
16. Marine Poisoning and Intoxication
17. Human Performance Underwater
18. Medical Problems in Diving Operations
19. Women in Diving
20. Diving in the Elderly and the Young
21. Aseptic Necrosis of Bone
22. Ear and Sinus Problems in Diving
23. Neurologic Consequences of Diving
24. Pulmonary Disorders and Diving
25. Cardiovascular Disorders and Diving
26. Diabetes and Diving
27. Medical Evaluation for Sport Diving
28. Medical Evaluation for Commercial Diving
29. Medical Evaluation for Military Diving
Appendix 1. Pressure Conversion Table
Appendix 2. Medical Examination Forms
Appendix 3. Diving Medicine Physician's Kit for Remote Locations
Appendix 4. U.S. Navy Treatment Tables

Details

No. of pages:
648
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437713435
Print ISBN:
9780721694245

About the authors

Alfred Bove

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Section of Cardiology, Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA

Jefferson Davis

Affiliations and Expertise

Hyperbaric Medicine P.A., San Antonio, TX