[abstract] DAN-JAPAN ACTIVITY FOR RECREATIONAL DIVERS.

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[abstract] DAN-JAPAN ACTIVITY FOR RECREATIONAL DIVERS.

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Title: [abstract] DAN-JAPAN ACTIVITY FOR RECREATIONAL DIVERS.
Author: Mano, Y; Yamami, NA; Shibayama, M; Nakayama, T; Kawashima, M
Abstract: DAN-J has been established in January 1992 and started the work of a hot line service to DCS and AGE in April 1992 by the support of Tokyo Medical & Dental University Hospital and the Maritime Safety Agency. There are a half-million recreational divers in Japan and has been reported near 50 death cases by diving accidents in each year. The work of DAN-J is almost same to DAN-U.S.A. and has gradually been substantiated DAN-J has the relationship with 52 hospitals which have the hyperbaric treatment ( HBO ) facilities for DCS and with 62 medical doctors ( DDNET ; Diving Doctors Network ) who are DAN-J medical advisors board. The number of DAN-J members has become to 2,400 persons at the end of 1992 and the number has been increasing day by day. The number of hot line calls were 37 in 1992 and nine tenth of them were the requests from non-members of DAN-J. The number treated by HBO of 37 calls were 12 and all of them were DCS and no AGE. Every acceptance was very smooth and there have been no troubles between patients and hospitals. DAN-J hot line has fulfilled its function though the number of cases has been very few. The DAN-J hot line is opened for not only the members but all divers included foreign sports divers and is expected to practical use by every divers. But the transpotation of patients between Japan and overseas areas is difficult by our system. The cost of hospital fee and others for accidents is payed by DAN-J card insurance.
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting held July 7-10, 1993. World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (http://www.uhms.org)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/8145
Date: 1993

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