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Donít Ignore that Dive Injury

beware if you or the crew say no to medical assistance

from the May, 2019 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

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February's article, "Bad Stories about the Bends," about divers who came down with decompression sickness and the professions who were supposed to treat them, got me wondering: Have you ever suffered an injury on a dive trip and either been in denial about it, or found that the crew was reluctant to get you medical help?

Bret Gilliam, a veteran dive professional and regular Undercurrent contributor, has operated recompression chambers for over 40 years. He says that, while DCS is a statistical inevitability in diving, "what concerns many of us in the business of treating divers is the unfortunate mindset of the sport diving population that consistently denies the possibility of DCS. A certain stigma to reporting symptoms has developed, and this trend flies in the face of all common sense and logic. Why would any intelligent adult ignore symptoms with the knowledge that DCS manifestations are progressive in nature?"...


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