Diving Deaths Down Under.

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dc.contributor.author Lippmann, J en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-18T20:30:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-18T20:30:04Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lippmann, J. Diving Deaths Down Under. In: Vann RD, Lang MA, eds. Recreational Diving Fatalities. Proceedings of the Divers Alert Network 2010 April 8-10 Workshop. Durham, N.C.: Divers Alert Network, 2011. ISBN #978-0-615-54812-8. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-615-54812-8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9335
dc.description Copyright © 2011 by Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place Durham, NC 27705. This book is available for download at no cost as a PDF file from the Divers Alert Network website (http://www.DiversAlertNetwork.org/). Opinions and data presented at the Conference and in these Proceedings are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Divers Alert Network. en_US
dc.description.abstract Combined diving fatality data starting in 1972 (N=351) are reviewed from Project Stickybeak and DAN Asia-Pacific. Equipment problems, breathing-gas management, rough water, anxiety and exertion were common triggers to fatal dive accidents in this series. The predominant (44 percent) disabling injury was asphyxia from the inhalation of water. The high incidence of cerebral air gas embolism (CAGE) and pulmonary barotrauma (PBT) as disabling injuries could be reduced by better monitoring of breathing gas, careful selection of the suitability of dive sites to reduce diver stress and careful attention to training and practice in ascent technique. The increasing incidence of cardiac-related disabling injuries could be reduced by better education of divers and doctors about the inherent, and potentially substantial, cardiac stressors associated with diving. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship US Naval Sea Systems Command; US Office of Naval Research, Divers Alert Network en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Divers Alert Network en_US
dc.subject diving en_US
dc.subject fatality en_US
dc.subject Project Stickybeak en_US
dc.subject DAN en_US
dc.subject triggers en_US
dc.subject equipment en_US
dc.subject breathing-gas management en_US
dc.subject out of air en_US
dc.subject rough water en_US
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.subject anxiety en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject exertion en_US
dc.subject cerebral air gas embolism en_US
dc.subject pulmonary barotrauma en_US
dc.subject asphyxia en_US
dc.subject drowning en_US
dc.subject disabling injury en_US
dc.subject cardiac en_US
dc.title Diving Deaths Down Under. en_US
dc.type Book en_US

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