Incident Insights Articles

An Unexpected Earplug

By Marty McCafferty


Left at Sea

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


A Free-Flowing Failure

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


Distracted While Diving

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


Self-Aware and Prepared

By Tara Narowski


Thirteen-Foot Dive

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


If You Can’t Equalize, Abort

By Matías Nochetto, M.D.

Sinus barotrauma can be very unpleasant.
Sea Lion Bite

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Good Fortune After Bad

By James M. Chimiak, M.D.


Barotrauma in Bonaire

By Lana Sorrell, EMT, DMT


You Better Get That Examined

By Payal Razdan


May I Bend Your Ear?

By Michael Menduno


Entangled in Kelp

By Brittany Trout


Trust But Verify

By Joe Poe

Ensure your dive shop has properly trained and certified technicians.
Panic and Post-Traumatic Stress

By David F. Colvard, M.D.

A dive accident's psychological aftermath
Unexpected Air Pockets

By Brittany Trout


Recognition is Essential

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


A Different Kind of Souvenir

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Coming to Grips with Symptoms

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Don’t Ignore Your Medical History

By Scott Smith, EMT-P, DMT

Dive injuries aren't always what they seem.

Diagnosis Before Treatment

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT

Proper care of injured divers means ruling out all possibilities.

You’ll Be OK

By the mother of a deceased diver

Reassuring an anxious diver may not always be the right approach.
Skin Bends

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT

Recognizing the signs of cutaneous DCS
Time and Recovery

By Marty McCafferty

Injured divers should be treated promptly, but delays don't always mean bad outcomes.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Beyond the Diving Injury

By Dr. Nicholas Bird


Go Easy on the Ears

By Marty McCafferty

A seemingly mild injury can lead to serious symptoms.
Portable Hyperbaric Chamber Successfully Treats Divers in Remote Location

By Jocelyn Boisvert, CHT, Dr. Richard Belley, MD, Dr. Julien Poitras, MD and Dr. Guillaume Lord, MD


Altitude Illness in the Andes

By Marty McCafferty

Divers aren't the only explorers who experience pressure-related problems.

Lessons in Gas Management

By Marty McCafferty

Running out of breathing gas is the most significant trigger in diver deaths.

Triage

By Marty McCafferty and John Lee

Making critical decisions to prioritize care
Don’t Be Fooled

By John U. Lee

Relief from symptoms doesn't always mean a cure.

Don’t Assume

By Marty McCafferty

Self-diagnosis can lead to delays in the medical care you need.
In Denial

By Marty McCafferty

Small, easy-to-ignore symptoms are often the first signs of decompression sickness.
Full Treatment

By Marty McCafferty

Emergency oxygen is only the first step to treating suspected cases of decompression illness.
Quick Comeback

By Joel Dovenbarger, BSN

A lost weight belt and a rapid ascent lead to a case of AGE.
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