SCUBA diving: staying in your depth

Modell, Michael, Glew, Simon, Sornalingam, Sangeetha and Cooper, Maxwell (2014) SCUBA diving: staying in your depth. InnovAiT, 8 (7). pp. 444-445. ISSN 1755-7380

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Abstract

Recreational SCUBA (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) is defined as diving to a depth of 40 metres without decompression stops. This has become increasingly popular over the last two decades, with around 100 000 individuals in the UK participating in diving (British Thoracic Society, 2003; Edmonds, Lowry, Pennefather & Walker, 2005). This article considers what GPs need to know about contraindications to diving, professional liability associated with documenting fitness to dive and the role of diving medicine specialists.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Jane Hale
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 15:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53771
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