When we first get news of a patient, we start assembling a team. The Chamber requires 4 people to operate it; A supervisor, Operator, Tender and Med Tech/Doctor. We need two certified Chamber Operators for each treatment (the supervisor being one), before starting the procedure. We then start looking for tenders, usually going to our DMTs/MSDTs first.
Dive Related Injuries
A disorder caused by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood and tissues following a sudden drop in the surrounding pressure and characterized by joint pain, skin irritation, cramps, numbness, and, in severe cases, paralysis.
The presentation of DCS is frequently idiosyncratic — that is, its “typical” pattern can be atypicality. In some cases, an affected diver’s chief complaint may draw attention away from more subtle but potentially more important symptoms.
What is the first action a rescuer should take in the event of a scuba diving injury? In addition to alerting emergency medical services, a rescuer should administer 100% oxygen to the victim of a scuba diving accident, regardless of his suspected injury