Triage prioritizes the most ill or injured and who would benefit most from the most prompt treatment — without sacrificing the safety of others. Read more of a dive incident that required triage practices.
Situational awareness — the understanding of what is happening around you — can help prevent many dive injuries and accidents. When you mind your surroundings, you increase safety. Get in the zone, and learn more about how to achieve situational awareness.
In-water recompression (IWR) is being used to great success with fishing divers and pearl divers, but could apply to recreational divers, too, as a way to quickly treat decompression sickness. Learn more about this course of treatment.
Three divers share their stories with their experiences with closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Post-operation, all three divers are back to diving but prove how individualized surgeries and recoveries can be.
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a relatively benign cardiac defect that creates a passage in a wall that normally separates the left and right upper chambers of the heart. But preferred treatment is up for debate.