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Posted : April 3, 2009
in details I am talking about DS first type when decompression chamber is not available .Egsist some models recompression treatment under water, but not one medicine study recomend it.
I"m doctor interested in diving medicine and would like to know your strategy in this field.
If my questions are not corect in this site, we may communicate on @mail, if you allow.

Posted : April 3, 2009
Thanks for explaining in more detail. In water recompression is a last resort, if there is no chamber available and symptoms are significant. Usually the dangers of recompressing someone in the water outweigh the benefits, and it is actually preferable to use surface 100% oxygen and transport the diver to the nearest chamber. The US Navy do have tables for use in this situation, but they involve using full face masks or surface supplied helmets, support divers and tenders. They are therefore potentially difficult to manage, so in most situations transport to the nearest chamber is the better option.

Regards, Dr O
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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