A two day weekend course in expedition dive medicine to prepare medics going on marine expeditions.
An innovative and engaging 2-day weekend course on expedition dive medicine, preparing medics before going away on marine expeditions and increasing their confidence in managing divers.
Who is it aimed at?
This course is designed primarily for doctors, nurses, paramedics and other allied health professionals who will be providing medical support for divers on expeditions. Students in healthcare disciplines are also welcome to attend.
No diving experience is necessary
Our enthusiastic team of hyperbaric & diving doctors will be delivering a 2-day course with a mixture of theoretical and practical elements. It will provide a unique and invaluable opportunity to learn about diving and diving medicine in a world class hyperbaric facility. The course will mostly focus on the management of diving related conditions with an emphasis on applying this to the remote setting, drawing upon the varied experiences of the faculty.
Key Topics to be covered
- Basic physics and physiology of diving
- Fitness to dive
- Assessment and treatment of divers
- Diving-related illnesses including decompression illness
- Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
- Communication and evacuation
- Other common complaints you may come across in a marine environment
Held at DDRC Healthcare, Hyperbaric Medical Centre in Plymouth on 6th-7th April 2019 at a cost of £330
Lunch will be provided for both days, along with a dinner and social evening on Saturday.
Please ensure that you complete any dietary requirements on your registration.
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