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Dive Medicine Presentation

Wed. Mar 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SON 320-Pinkard Bldg Johns Hopkins University
School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
410-955-7548 View Map Link
Dive Medicine Presentation Hosted by Men in Nursing –
March 20, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Room 320

Anyone interested in diving of any type (SCUBA, Surface supplied, or Rebreather) must have basic knowledge of diving related illness and injuries. In this presentation I will cover some of the more common illnesses such as decompression sickness, pulmonary over inflation syndromes (POIS)- Arterial gas embolisms, Pneumothorax, mediastinal/subcutaneous emphysema, and vertigo. I will also cover some of the gas laws that are directly related to diving such as Boyles law and Henrys law. Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of these illnesses/injuries can be lifesaving if recognized and treated promptly.
Mike Gerstel
Men in Nursing