Middle-ear equalization is an essential skill for divers. Understanding how pressure changes affect the air spaces in your ears and sinuses will aid your understanding of how the various equalization techniques work.
Middle-ear barotrauma (MEBT) is common in diving, but with proper precautions it can be avoided. Learn the symptoms, prevention strategies and proper first aid techniques for this troublesome underwater ailment.
Skin abrasions in marine environments can be more challenging to treat than those that occur on land. Avoid contact with coral, but learn proper wound care so you’ll know what to do in the event of a coral scrape.
Sinus barotraumas are among the most common diving injuries. Although it’s a prevalent and generally benign injury, it could present complications. Find out how to prevent and treat sinus barotrauma while diving.
Inner-ear barotrauma occurs when there are pressure differences, often the result of forceful or incomplete equalization. While it can be avoided, learn the symptoms and how to treat should it happen to you.
Information regarding an injured diver’s neurological status will be useful to medical personnel in not only deciding the initial course of treatment but also in the effectiveness of treatment. Here is how to perform an on-site neurological exam.