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1. Interfacility transport of patients with decompression illness: literature review and consensus statement.
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OBJECTIVE: Decompression illness (DCI) is a potentially lethal complication of diving and may occur far from hyperbaric facilities. The need for prompt transport to a hyperbaric facility often involves air medical transport, but this may exacerbate DCI. The authors reviewed available literature to establish evidence-based transport strategies utilizing safe altitudes for patients, with DCI. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and materials from organizations with expertise in diving medicine were searched for the following terms: decompression sickness, caisson disease, hyperbaric oxygenation, depth ... Read More »
» Published in Prehosp Emerg Care. 2006 Oct-Dec;10(4):482-7.
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