Diving medics in the scientific field.

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Title: Diving medics in the scientific field.
Author: Crosson, DJ
Abstract: The hazards associated with remote diving operations have been discussed for many years. After a pilot program was conducted and the Undersea Medical Society developed a committee in order to investigate the concept the idea of a diver being trained in advanced life support measures became a reality. In 1981. the National Association of Diver Medical Technicians was formed as a professional education association and a certifying agency. The original concept was addressed by the commercial diving companies, but interest grew within the scientific community. Universities, foundations, and museums began to contemplate their options for emergency medical care in the case of an accident in remote regions of the world. The curriculum consists of an approved Department of Transportation (DOT) curriculum in basic Emergency Medical Technician training, plus advanced IV's, administration, intubation, emergency skills such as lV's. medication administration. intubation. basic clinical skills, advanced diving accident management, etc. The said clinical skills and skills. knowledge are provided since the concept is for training medical personnel for remote areas which may result in providing treatment for periods longer than several hours.
Description: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9140
Date: 1986

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