[abstract] HAWAII DEEP TREATMENT DIVING INJURY DATA COLLECTED WITH THE NEW DAN INJURY REPORT FORM, THE SCUBA DIVING EPIDEMIOLOGICAL REPORT FORM (SERF)

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[abstract] HAWAII DEEP TREATMENT DIVING INJURY DATA COLLECTED WITH THE NEW DAN INJURY REPORT FORM, THE SCUBA DIVING EPIDEMIOLOGICAL REPORT FORM (SERF)

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Title: [abstract] HAWAII DEEP TREATMENT DIVING INJURY DATA COLLECTED WITH THE NEW DAN INJURY REPORT FORM, THE SCUBA DIVING EPIDEMIOLOGICAL REPORT FORM (SERF)
Author: Freiberger, JJ; Smerz, RW; DeNoble, PJ; Vann, RD
Abstract: BACKGROUND: DAN s new Scuba Diving Epidemiological Reporting Form (SERF) was designed to provide high quality data for stratification by: diver pre-immersion health, pressure-time exposure, specific symptom onset, treatments and outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the SERF to analyze the multiple presenting symptom, as sorted by final diagnosis, of 41 consecutive divers presenting to the Hyperbaric Treatment Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The cases were transmitted by e-mail to Durham for statistical analysis. RESULTS: n (percent), mean onset min DCS AGE Not Dive Related, Pain 14 (66percent), 153 min 0 10 (66percent), 1137 min, Motor Weakness 4 (19percent), 43 min 2 (40percent), 6 min 1 (6percent), 60 min, Bowel/Bladder 1 (4percent), 360 min 0 0, Vertigo 2 (9percent), 20 min 0 1 (6percent), 1560 min, Sensory 10 (47percent), 151 min 2 (40percent), 6 min 8 (53percent), 3637 min, Cortical 4 (19percent), 18 min 3 (60percent), 2 min 1 (6percent), 3120 min, Respiratory 1 (4percent), 10 min 2 (40percent), 3 min 0, Constitutional 7 (33percent), 202 min 1 (20percent), 10 min 7 (46percent), 282 min, Rash 1 (4percent), 90 min 0 0, CONCLUSIONS: The SERF is based on information technology developed by DAN for Project Dive Exploration (PDE). SERF and PDE data fields are compatible. SERF design addresses the following goals: 1) to increase response rate through simplification of US and international (IDAN) reporting; 2) to unambiguously categorize presenting injury type and severity; 3) to capture key time points for exposure, treatment and recovery; 4) to capture specific symptom evolution; 5) to capture the degree of diagnostic certainty; 6) to unambiguously capture pressure-time exposure using electronic dive profiles; 7) to be compliant with US HIPPA guidelines. The pattern of symptom presentation and their onset times differed when sorted by final diagnosis. As more cases are collected the analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures will be improved.
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/1764
Date: 2005

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