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Diving Medical Emergencies

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This CPD Session is designed for divers and prehospital responders, to provide an awareness of the range of medical emergencies that they may see when attending divers in the prehospital environment. It revisits the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, and goes on to explain the mechanism and management of each condition covered. 
For Divers - This is a good session to give you awareness of the range of medical emergencies you may see while on a recreational dive, while a small amount of biology and physiology is required to qualify as a diver, this session should not be taxing to understand and is delivered in an easy to grasp format.
For Responders - This session will revise the respiratory system anatomy and physiology as well as equip you with the appropriate knowledge and understanding to identify, treat and manage diving related medical emergencies in a prehospital environment, up to the limits of your scope of practice. 

Course Program

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • History taking in diving medical emergencies
  • Decompression Illness
    • Gas Embolism
    • Pneumothorax
    • Subcutaneous Emphysema
    • Mediastinal Emphysema
    • Isobaric Counter Diffusion
  • Lung Expansion Injuries
  • Drowning
  • Immersion Pulmonary Oedema

Course Tutor

This Course is taught by Timothy Poole, FdSc, MCPara - a former Specialist Operations Response Team Paramedic, Paramedic Mentor and PADI Divemaster. Timothy has been a Paramedic in various roles for almost a decade, and has been active Divemaster with a local dive centre for 5 years.

Assessment Methods

  • You will be continually assessed by your tutor though out the course.

Certificate Awarded

  • You will receive a Prehospital Care Group Certificate of Attendance for 7 hours CPD.

Course Length

  • 1 Day

Entry Requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for the course, students should be working in a medical or diving related role and have sufficient training to safely assess patients and apply clinical decision making as to the appropriateness of the techniques taught in individual cases.

This course is not a licence to practice and students should always follow their Scope of Practice for their role and current employer.

  • 19 July
    1 day, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • PD hours: 7
    • £99.00 incl. VAT(20%)
  • 18 September
    1 day, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • PD hours: 7
    • £99.00 incl. VAT(20%)
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