[abstract] WESTERN AUSTRALIA - DIVER EMERGENCY SERVICES IN A HUGE REMOTE AREA.

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[abstract] WESTERN AUSTRALIA - DIVER EMERGENCY SERVICES IN A HUGE REMOTE AREA.

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Title: [abstract] WESTERN AUSTRALIA - DIVER EMERGENCY SERVICES IN A HUGE REMOTE AREA.
Author: Oxer, HF
Abstract: Western Australia is a huge area of 2.5 sq. km, with a small population of only 1.4 million. Diving takes place all around the coastline of 3,OOOkm, and includes pearl, abalone, sports and museum divers. Oil rig divers have their own facilities. Pearl and abalone divers as a group, seem characterized by a huge interest in the spectacular financial returns, combined with little or no dive training, and a naive disregard for such impediments to earnings as depth/time tables. The problems caused by remote sites, poor communications, lengthy transports, and few chambers, are discussed. Effective First Aid, and protocols for entry into the system, are needed. Cases regularly present with yp to 3 days delay from dive to the commencement of Decompression.
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting held 11-14 June 1985. The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Long Beach, California (http://www.uhms.org)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/5404
Date: 1985

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