Neurological Assessment for Divers

About two thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of harm to the nervous system. These signals are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver. This can cause them to be brushed aside as unimportant or not dive-related.

This program focuses on how to obtain all important information about a diver embroiled in a dive emergency and what information to exchange to emergency medical services.

Only medical professionals should diagnose medical conditions. The knowledge you gather while performing a neurological assessment will be useful to help the dive physician view the extent of the injury you bet it has changed in the time it took to get the diver from the dive site to definitive care.

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