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How To Save A Life

September 8, 2015

In the commercial diving industry, safety is important. But no matter how cautious we are, there are times that injuries are unavoidable. Access to first aid and personnel that can administer them is necessary especially when the medical facility is extremely far from the patient. In every offshore dive team, at least one member must… Continue Reading »

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Worker Injured on Technip’s North Sea Atlantic Vessel

July 27, 2015

Following media reports about the accident on board Technip-run multi-purpose construction vessel, the North Sea Atlantic, Technip has confirmed that one offshore worker has been injured. Following treatment on board, the injured crewman was transferred to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick by helicopter for further treatment. He has now been transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary… Continue Reading »

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Milestone for Hyperbaric Medicine Service

May 26, 2015

The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Hyperbaric Medicine Service celebrated its 5th anniversary and 15,000th treatment on 21 May Among those celebrating the milestone was patient Matthew Tarrant. Matt, who has Type 1 diabetes, was treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy after sustaining a severe burn to his foot from a hot water bottle. He… Continue Reading »

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Diver Medic Technician Training and Certification

May 21, 2015

Why a DMT Training Program? Commercial, professional and scientific divers often find themselves at work in medical and geographic isolation. Medical evacuation of injured divers can be complicated by long distances and large bodies of water. This process may be further complicated by access difficulties, such as no runway and limited helicopter landing capabilities. Further,… Continue Reading »

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The Bends

April 21, 2015

Decompression sickness, also known as “the bends” is a type of illness associated with diving due to rapid pressure decrease around the body. It is commonly caused by nitrogen bubbles build up in the body. During diving, pressure increases as the diver descends. The issue with decompression will exist upon ascend wherein this pressure will… Continue Reading »

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