[Diving accidents. Emergency treatment of serious diving accidents].
[Article in German]
Klinik für Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin, Westküstenklinikum Heide. SSchroeder@WKK-Hei.de
Decompression injuries are potentially life-threatening incidents mainly due to a rapid decline in ambient pressure. Decompression illness (DCI) results from the presence of gas bubbles in the blood and tissue. DCI may be classified as decompression sickness (DCS) generated from the liberation of gas bubbles following an oversaturation of tissues with inert gas and arterial gas embolism (AGE) mainly due to pulmonary barotrauma. People working under hyperbaric pressure, e.g. in a caisson for general construction under water, and scuba divers are exposed to certain risks. Diving accidents can be fatal and are often characterized by organ dysfunction, especially neurological deficits. They have become comparatively rare among professional divers and workers. However, since recreational scuba diving is gaining more and more popularity there is an increasing likelihood of severe diving accidents. Thus, emergency staff working close to areas with a high scuba diving activity, e.g. lakes or rivers, may be called more frequently to a scuba diving accident. The correct and professional emergency treatment on site, especially the immediate and continuous administration of normobaric oxygen, is decisive for the outcome of the accident victim. The definitive treatment includes rapid recompression with hyperbaric oxygen. The value of adjunctive medication, however, remains controversial.
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di tayangkan ulang oleh : dr.Erick Supondha (hyperbaric& diving medicine consultant) hiperbarik oksigen terapi >RS bethsaida , jakarta indonesia, (dokter hiperbarik/ahli hiperbarik/dokter kesehatan penyelaman)