Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver. This can cause them to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive-related.
This program focuses on how to obtain essential information about a diver involved in a dive emergency and what information to relay to emergency medical services.
This course is run over 4 hours and includes both theory and practical sessions.
Topics covered include: Identifying a diving emergency,identify when it is appropriate to conduct an On-Site Neurological Assessment and how to conduct an On-Site Neurological Assessment.
Only medical professionals should diagnose medical conditions. The information you gather while performing a neurological assessment will be useful to help the dive physician understand the extent of the injury and how it has changed in the time it took to get the diver from the dive site to definitive care.