Sunday, January 21, 2007

WORKSHOPS for 2007 - Question: Interested in becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer? Answer: Attend an Instructor Trainer Workshop!


WORKSHOPS for 2007
Question: Interested in becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer?
Answer: Attend an Instructor Trainer Workshop!

Portland, Oregon area, or in a location near you!!!

The DAN ITW ... includes these courses:

◆ Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
◆ BLSPRO
◆ REMO2
◆ Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies
◆ AEDs for Scuba Diving
◆ AEDs for Aquatics
◆ First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
◆ Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
◆ Diving Emergency Management Provider
◆ On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

COURSE PREREQUISITES

You Must:
■ Be a DAN Member
■ Be a CPR Instructor
■ Have proof of first aid training
■ Be a current DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Provider or current DAN Instructor
■ Be a scuba trainer with a recognized scuba training organization OR
■ Be an assistant scuba instructor trainer, qualified to independently conduct portions of a dive instructor training course with a scuba trainer AND be a DAN Diving Emergency Specialist Instructor

Once all training requirements are met, you will be certified to conduct DAN Training programs at the Instructor level.

ITW SCHEDULE
Dates and exact location to be arranged for the Portland, Oregon area!

PRICING
■ PACKAGE 1: Complete ITW includes all DAN Training courses $1,000 (a $1,600 value)
■ PACKAGE 2: Scuba Oxygen, Advanced Oxygen, HMLI, AED, REMO2 $650 (a $1,075 value)
(Aquatics Oxygen and Aquatics AEDs included)

■ INDIVIDUAL MODULES
❏ Scuba Oxygen (includes Aquatics) $225
❏ HMLI $225
❏ On-Site Neuro $225
❏ BLSPRO $275
❏ REMO2 $225
❏ Advanced Oxygen $175
❏ AED (includes Aquatics) $225

FOR MORE INFORMATION . . .

For more information about these training programs, send an email to omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information associated with this training.

Interested in becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer?
Attend an Instructor Trainer Workshop!

DAN Instructor Trainer Workshops
DAN IT WORKSHOPS 2007
__________________________

DAN Instructor Trainer Programs Registration Form

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name_________________________________________
DAN Member #_________________________________
Contact Phone________________________________
Fax # _______________________________________
Email _______________________________________

COURSES (Indicate your choices)
❏ Package 1 Complete ITW includes all DAN Training courses $1,000

OR

❏ Package 2 (Scuba O2 + Advanced O2 + HMLI + AEDs + REMO + Aquatics Oxygen and Aquatics AED's included) $650

OR

❏ Individual courses (see below)
❏ Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (Scuba O2 + Aquatics) $225
❏ Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (Advanced O2) $175
❏ First Aid For Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI) $225
❏ Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving (+ Aquatics) $225
❏ REMO2 $225
❏ On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers $225
❏ BLS for Dive Professionals (BLSPRO) $275

Suggested Course Dates _________________________________
Total Fee $___________________________________

PAYMENT INFORMATION
❏ Check – Payable to DAN in U.S. Dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank
❏ MasterCard ❏ VISA
Card Number (13-16 #’s) __________________________________
Exp. Date_________________
Cardholder Name___________________________________________
Signature ________________________________________________

Confirmation of selection, time, and dates will be sent upon receipt of payment.

For more information about these training programs, send an email to omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information associated with this training.

or visit the DAN website at www.DiversAlertNetwork.org

Fax completed form to: Training +1-360-837-1293

OR Contact Omni Divers Underwater Services for local training options


Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information associated with this training.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Guidelines for Recreational Diving with Diabetes


Guidelines for Recreational Diving with Diabetes

Summary Form 1

Selection and Surveillance

• Age ≥18 years (≥16 years if in special training program)
• Delay diving after start/change in medication
- 3 months with oral hypoglycemic agents (OHA)
- 1 year after initiation of insulin therapy
• No episodes of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia requiring intervention from a third party for at least one year
• No history of hypoglycemia unawareness
• HbA1c ≤9% no more than one month prior to initial assessment and at each annual review - values >9% indicate the need for further evaluation and possible modification of therapy
• No significant secondary complications from diabetes
• Physician/Diabetologist should carry out annual review and determine that diver has good understanding of disease and effect of exercise
- in consultation with an expert in diving medicine, as required
• Evaluation for silent ischemia for candidates >40 years of age - after initial evaluation, periodic surveillance for silent ischemia can be in accordance with accepted local/national guidelines for the evaluation of diabetics
• Candidate documents intent to follow protocol for divers with diabetes and to cease diving and seek medical review for any adverse events during diving possibly related to diabetes

Scope of Diving

• Diving should be planned to avoid
- depths >100 fsw (30 msw)
- durations >60 minutes
- compulsory decompression stops
- overhead environments (e.g., cave, wreck penetration)
- situations that may exacerbate hypoglycemia (e.g., prolonged cold and arduous dives)
• Dive buddy/leader informed of diver’s condition and steps to follow in case of problem
• Dive buddy should not have diabetes

Glucose Management on the Day of Diving

• General self-assessment of fitness to dive
• Blood glucose (BG) ≥150 mg•dL-1 (8.3 mmol•L-1), stable or rising, before entering the water - complete a minimum of three pre-dive BG tests to evaluate trends
60 minutes, 30 minutes and immediately prior to diving - alterations in dosage of OHA or insulin on evening prior or day of diving may help
• Delay dive if BG
- <150>300 mg•dL-1 (16.7 mmol•L-1)
• Rescue medications
- carry readily accessible oral glucose during all dives
- have parenteral glucagon available at the surface
• If hypoglycemia noticed underwater, the diver should surface (with buddy), establish positive buoyancy, ingest glucose and leave the water
• Check blood sugar frequently for 12-15 hours after diving
• Ensure adequate hydration on days of diving
• Log all dives (include BG test results and all information pertinent to diabetes management)

1 For full text see: Pollock NW, Uguccioni DM, Dear GdeL, eds. Diabetes and recreational diving: guidelines for the future. Proceedings of the UHMS/DAN 2005 June 19 Workshop. Durham, NC: Divers Alert Network; 2005.

Rebreather Monitoring Package


New Product Alert!
Attention Rebreather Divers!!

Delta P Technology LTD is preparing to release the 'Rebreather Monitoring Package', seen at DEMA. This monitoring system, designed to work with almost any rebreather on the market, will provide PO2 monitoring, cylinder pressure monitoring of O2 and diluent gasses and decompression ceiling monitoring, all integrated through a control unit to your VR3 and a Heads Up Display (HUD).

This system will provide accurate and reliable monitoring of the divers' gas and decompression situation in the water. We have been told to expect a retail price in the $1350 - $1400 range, which is sure to make this a HOT product for Rebreather divers, especially those already using a VR3.

EMAIL ME WITH YOUR PRE-ORDERS so I can get you in line for one of these as soon as they hit the states.

Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information associated with this new product.

Rogue Scuba, Inc. January Newsletter - Check out Ice Diving Blurb


Rogue Scuba, Inc.
6022 Crater Lake Ave.
Central Point, OR. 97502
Ph: 541-830-5551
www.roguescuba.com

1-16-2007

Hello PHILLIP,

Here we are mid-way through January and it seems like everyone in the Valley is thinking about diving! We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here is the scoop on upcoming events:

Texas Hold’em Tournament: Another night of great entertainment is this coming weekend! January 20th @ 5:00pm will be your next chance to throw in your hat for Texas Hold’em. Plan on a $50.00 buy-in, tournament style and prizes for at least the top five spots. Bring a snack, bring a friend and give us a call to sign up. See you then.

Monterey Dive Trip: Many of you have enjoyed Southern California diving from the Truth Aquatics boats. Here is another chance to experience some of the best diving California has to offer. Dive some of the best sites on a two-tank dive aboard the Silver Prince, explore Cannery Row, and stuff yourselves in one of the many great restaurants along The Wharf. The Monterey Aquarium is a must see and they have another Great White Shark! February 16-19, we will stay in the cottages at the Lone Oak Lodge (very diver friendly) so we will be close to the action. Space will be very limited on this trip so get your spot reserved ASAP! Cost will be $300.00 and will include admission to the aquarium, the Silver Prince Charter, two scuba tanks, three nights lodging, and dinner on Saturday night.

February Dive Social: Our next pot-luck will be held on February 16th at 6:30pm. Join us for some great food and socializing. Guest speaker TBA

First Aid/CPR Classes: We are pleased to offer an extended schedule of Red Cross First Aid and CPR classes here at the shop. Firefighters, Nurses, Doctors, Dentists, EMT’s, Pilots, Day Care Providers and everyone else needs to be certified every year for CPR and every three years for First Aid. Check our calendar and you will see two CPR and one First Aid class offered each month. The cost for CPR is $35.00 and First Aid is $30.00. If you’ve been put on a waiting list or need a cert. right away, we can git ‘er done! Call for more information.

ScubaPro Huge Rebate Offer! If you’ve been thinking about signing up for scuba classes and need to acquire some gear, now is the time! Starting November 1st and running through March 15th, 2007, ScubaPro want’s to give you up to $200.00 toward the cost of an Open Water Diver Certification!! Here is how:

Purchase any ScubaPro Mask, Fin, and Snorkel combo and receive a rebate check of $50.00. No gimmicks! Just buy the normal gear needed to start scuba class and get fifty bucks!! Purchase any ScubaPro BCD, Regulator, and Computer combo and receive a rebate check of $150.00. Not only do you get the best gear in the industry but you get certified for a third of the cost!

This program is a direct rebate to you the consumer. Support your local dive shop and let ScubaPro continue to support you the diver and the entire scuba industry! Just stop by the shop for your rebate card or call for more information. Don’t let this one pass you by!

Plaza Resort, Bonaire: Again and again, Bonaire is at the top of the list for family diving. Drive and dive is the name of the game here. This trip will take place March 24-31 over Spring Break ’07. Airfare from Medford , 7 nights stay, six one-tank boat dives, unlimited shore diving, and 7 days vehicle rental are included. We are sponsoring this trip for the St. Mary’s High School Outdoor Venture Program. Therefore, this is a great chance for families and younger divers. $2250.00 is a great deal, get in on it!

Anthony’s Key, Roatan , Honduras : This is some of the best the Caribbean has to offer. Stay for one week or two! For two years in a row, this has been one of the best trips we have offered. Non-divers can enjoy horseback riding, a cool zip line, the dolphin experience and great snorkeling. Stay April 14-21 or April 21-28. The 1-week price is $1699.99. Add the second week at 10%off for $1398.99. Don’t wait too long! This will sell out for sure!

Ultimate Diver Challenge – Cozumel : Have you been wanting to see how your diving skill stack up against other divers, make money and travel somewhere warm and tropical? Here is your chance. August 16-27, 2007 the UDC will test your diving skills (ie: buoyancy, basic scuba skills, navigation) 1-2 hours a day. Afterwards, relax and enjoy all Cozumel has to offer. You even have the chance to win cash & prizes. Call the shop with questions or go to their website www.ultimatediverchallenge.com.

Ice Diving? This is not for the faint of heart! However, if you are interested in taking a class on ice diving and then testing your skills, you will get your chance. Omni Divers - a professional dive instruction agency in Klamath Falls will host ice diving classes February 2,3 & 4 and March 23,24 & 25. Call the shop for more information.

Underwater Photography on Grand Cayman: Ikelite, a manufacturer of high quality underwater photography/video equipment, is hosting a “Dealer Week” at Sunset House on Grand Cayman . This will be a unique opportunity to learn from the experts. This $849.00 package includes 5 nights accommodations in ocean-view rooms, 3 days of 2-tank boat diving, unlimited shore diving, daily breakfast, transfers, taxes & service charges. This seminar is geared for dive shop owners, instructors and dive store staff. However, we are happy to work with the right people to make this happen. Contact the store for more details.

That is going to do it for now. Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions and we will try to keep improving and growing. Thanks for your business and continued support!

The Rogues at Rogue Scuba.

OTS/Interspiro Divator MKII Tech Class (AGA Mask)



Greetings All...

We are having several classes in the next few months in various areas around the country. Anyone interested, please contact myself or Amie Litzinger at extension 116.

I'm continually looking for other regions to have the classes. If you are interested in hosting a class, let me know and we can try to get something on the schedule.

30 January 2007
Morgan City, LA
0900 to 1630

01 February 2007
Tuscaloosa, AL
0900 to 1630

10 February 2007
Our World Underwater
Rosemont Convention Center near O'Hare Airport
Chicago, IL
0900 to 1630

22 March 2007
Ramsey, NJ
Prior to Beneath the Sea
0900 to 1630

10 May 2007
North Carolina Public Safety Diving Association Conference
Atlantic Beach, NC
0900 to 1630

Planning a class in Seattle area for late June or July. Call if interested.

We also have local classes at our facility in Santa Ana, CA, on a regular basis. Call to be added to the interest list.

For further information, call John or Amie at Ocean Technology Systems at the numbers listed below. Registration forms can be found at:
http://www.oceantechnologysystems.com/aga_course.shtml

We also keep the list of classes and locations as up to date as possible on the above listed web page.

The classes are limited in size on a first come first served basis. Tuition is $175 pre-registered. After 01 April, the cost of the class is increasing to $185. Any registrations received prior to this date will be at the lower cost, regardless of the date of the class. Cutoff for registration is five business days before the class. Registration less than five business days of the class, the tuition is $200 plus expedited shipping costs of materials to the class location. Further description of the class is listed below.

John P. Hott
Training Director
Military/Public Safety Representative
Ocean Technology Systems
3133 West Harvard Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Toll free: 800-550-1984 Ext: 112
Fax: 714-966-1639
E-mail: jhott@...
www.oceantechnologysystems.com

=======================================================
Ocean Technology Systems/Interspiro
Divator II (AGA) Full Face Mask
Technical/Maintenance Course
Cost: $175 per Student pre-registered. Cutoff for registration is five business days before the class. Registration less than five business days of the class, the tuition is $200 plus expedited shipping costs of materials to the class location.


Course description:

The OTS Divator II full face mask technical/maintenance course will provide the hands on training in the following areas of the Divator II system:

1) Function of the regulator and mask.
2) Inspection of the external components.
3) Breakdown of the second stage regulator.
4) Breakdown of the mask body.
5) Parts identification.
6) Inspection and cleaning of the internal components.
7) Repair and replacement of parts.
8) Re-assembly of the second stage regulator.
9) Re-assembly of the mask body.
10) Adjusting the second stage regulator.
11) Testing the regulator with the Interspiro Mini Test Kit.
12) Trouble shooting the regulator.

Time requirements: Approximately six hours actual class time, depending on class size.

Materials required: Tools provided. AGA Mask (If student has no access to a mask, please advise, materials can be provided at no additional cost.)

Recommended Items: Interspiro Mini Test Kit, available with prior arraignment.

Minor maintenance kit if required for mask being serviced.

Upon completion of class, the student will receive Interspiro Service Certification

Point of contact: John Hott, (800) 550-1984 ext. 112,
jhott@... or Amie Litzinger at ext. 116,
alitzinger@...

Monday, January 15, 2007

WORKSHOPS for 2007, Question: Interested in becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer? Answer: Attend an Instructor Trainer Workshop!


WORKSHOPS for 2007
Question: Interested in becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer?
Answer: Attend an Instructor Trainer Workshop!

Portland, Oregon area, or in a location near you!!!

The DAN ITW ... includes these courses:

◆ Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
◆ BLSPRO
◆ REMO2
◆ Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies
◆ AEDs for Scuba Diving
◆ AEDs for Aquatics
◆ First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
◆ Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
◆ Diving Emergency Management Provider
◆ On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

COURSE PREREQUISITES

You Must:
■ Be a DAN Member
■ Be a CPR Instructor
■ Have proof of first aid training
■ Be a current DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Provider or current DAN Instructor
■ Be a scuba trainer with a recognized scuba training organization OR
■ Be an assistant scuba instructor trainer, qualified to independently conduct portions of a dive instructor training course with a scuba trainer AND be a DAN Diving Emergency Specialist Instructor

Once all training requirements are met, you will be certified to conduct DAN Training programs at the Instructor level.

ITW SCHEDULE
Dates and exact location to be arranged for the Portland, Oregon area!

PRICING
■ PACKAGE 1: Complete ITW includes all DAN Training courses $1,000 (a $1,600 value)
■ PACKAGE 2: Scuba Oxygen, Advanced Oxygen, HMLI, AED, REMO2 $650 (a $1,075 value)
(Aquatics Oxygen and Aquatics AEDs included)

■ INDIVIDUAL MODULES
❏ Scuba Oxygen (includes Aquatics) $225
❏ HMLI $225
❏ On-Site Neuro $225
❏ BLSPRO $275
❏ REMO2 $225
❏ Advanced Oxygen $175
❏ AED (includes Aquatics) $225

FOR MORE INFORMATION . . .

For more information about these training programs, send an email to omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information associated with this training.

Interested in becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer?
Attend an Instructor Trainer Workshop!

DAN Instructor Trainer Workshops
DAN IT WORKSHOPS 2007
__________________________

DAN Instructor Trainer Programs Registration Form

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name_________________________________________
DAN Member #_________________________________
Contact Phone________________________________
Fax # _______________________________________
Email _______________________________________

COURSES (Indicate your choices)
❏ Package 1 Complete ITW includes all DAN Training courses $1,000

OR

❏ Package 2 (Scuba O2 + Advanced O2 + HMLI + AEDs + REMO + Aquatics Oxygen and Aquatics AED's included) $650

OR

❏ Individual courses (see below)
❏ Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (Scuba O2 + Aquatics) $225
❏ Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (Advanced O2) $175
❏ First Aid For Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI) $225
❏ Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving (+ Aquatics) $225
❏ REMO2 $225
❏ On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers $225
❏ BLS for Dive Professionals (BLSPRO) $275

Suggested Course Dates _________________________________
Total Fee $___________________________________

PAYMENT INFORMATION
❏ Check – Payable to DAN in U.S. Dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank
❏ MasterCard ❏ VISA
Card Number (13-16 #’s) __________________________________
Exp. Date_________________
Cardholder Name___________________________________________
Signature ________________________________________________

Confirmation of selection, time, and dates will be sent upon receipt of payment.

For more information about these training programs, send an email to omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information associated with this training.

or visit the DAN website at www.DiversAlertNetwork.org

Fax completed form to: Training +1-360-837-1293

OR Contact Omni Divers Underwater Services for local training options


Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information associated with this training.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Question: Interested in becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer?

WORKSHOPS for 2007
Question: Interested in becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer?
Answer: Attend an Instructor Trainer Workshop!

You can attend in North Carolina or the Portland, Oregon area, your choice!!!

The DAN ITW ... includes these courses:

◆ Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
◆ BLSPRO
◆ REMO2
◆ Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies
◆ AEDs for Scuba Diving
◆ AEDs for Aquatics
◆ First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
◆ Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
◆ Diving Emergency Management Provider
◆ On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

COURSE PREREQUISITES

You Must:
■ Be a DAN Member
■ Be a CPR Instructor
■ Have proof of first aid training
■ Be a current DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Provider or current DAN Instructor
■ Be a scuba trainer with a recognized scuba training organization OR
■ Be an assistant scuba instructor trainer, qualified to independently conduct portions of a dive instructor training course with a scuba trainer AND be a DAN Diving Emergency Specialist Instructor

ITW SCHEDULE
Once all training requirements are met, you will be certified to conduct DAN Training programs at the Instructor level. Choose one of three weekends to attend. Special room rates are available to attendees.

ONE POSSIBLE PROGRAM LOCATION

DAN America • 6 West Colony Place • Durham, NC 27705

MAR. 9-11 • MAY 4-6 • JUNE 22-24 for North Carolina!

OR

Dates and exact location to be arranged for the Portland, Oregon area!

PRICING
■ PACKAGE 1: Complete ITW includes all DAN Training courses $1,000 (a $1,600 value)
■ PACKAGE 2: Scuba Oxygen, Advanced Oxygen, HMLI, AED, REMO2 $650 (a $1,075 value)
(Aquatics Oxygen and Aquatics AEDs included)

■ INDIVIDUAL MODULES
❏ Scuba Oxygen (includes Aquatics) $225
❏ HMLI $225
❏ On-Site Neuro $225
❏ BLSPRO $275
❏ REMO2 $225
❏ Advanced Oxygen $175
❏ AED (includes Aquatics) $225

FOR MORE INFORMATION . . .
oxygen@diversalertnetwork.org • 1-800-446-2671 • +1-919-684-2948 ext. 555

Interested in becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer?
Attend an Instructor Trainer Workshop!

DAN Instructor Trainer Workshops
DAN IT WORKSHOPS 2007
__________________________

DAN Instructor Trainer Programs Registration Form
DAN America • 6 West Colony Place • Durham, NC 27705 USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name_________________________________________
DAN Member #_________________________________
Contact Phone________________________________
Fax # _______________________________________
Email _______________________________________

COURSES (Indicate your choices)
❏ Package 1 Complete ITW includes all DAN Training courses $1,000

OR

❏ Package 2 (Scuba O2 + Advanced O2 + HMLI + AEDs + REMO + Aquatics Oxygen and Aquatics AED's included) $650

OR

❏ Individual courses (see below)
❏ Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (Scuba O2 + Aquatics) $225
❏ Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (Advanced O2) $175
❏ First Aid For Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI) $225
❏ Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving (+ Aquatics) $225
❏ REMO2 $225
❏ On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers $225
❏ BLS for Dive Professionals (BLSPRO) $275

Course Dates _________________________________
Total Fee $___________________________________

PAYMENT INFORMATION
❏ Check – Payable to DAN in U.S. Dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank
❏ MasterCard ❏ VISA ❏ American Express ❏ Discover
Card Number (13-16 #’s) __________________________________
Exp. Date_________________
Cardholder Name___________________________________________
Signature ________________________________________________

Confirmation of selection, time, and dates will be sent upon receipt of payment.

For more information about these training programs, send an email to omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information associated with this training.

or visit the DAN website at www.DiversAlertNetwork.org

Fax completed form to: Training +1-919-490-6630 or

Send to: Divers Alert Network, Attn: Training, 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705

OR Contact Omni Divers Underwater Services for local training options


Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information associated with this training.

Instructor Trainer Workshops - Sign Up!

DAN News
Instructor Trainer Workshops - Sign Up!

Want to be a DAN Instructor Trainer?
Choose one of these weekends to get training.

March 9-11
March 4-6
June 22-24
PRICING
Package 1 Complete ITW includes all DAN Training courses: $1,000 (a $1,600 value)

Package 2 Scuba Oxygen, Advanced Oxygen, HMLI, AEDs, REMO2: $650 (a $1,075 value); Aquatics Oxygen & Aquatics AEDs included

INDIVIDUAL MODULES
See attached document for pricing and call or email DAN for more information.

Special room rates are available to attendees.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, email oxygen@diversalertnetwork.org or call 1-800-446-2671 or +1-919-684-2948 ext. 555.

Learn About Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

DAN News
Learn About Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

You are invited to the 59th DAN Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the 59th DAN course on diving and hyperbaric medicine. The course will be held May 5 through 12, 2007, at the Beaches Resort and Spa, on Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This is a beautiful location, with miles of pristine white beaches and natural reefs surrounded by transparent waters in hundreds of shades of turquoise.

But it's the course we're excited about as well.

The international faculty is highly experienced and uniquely qualified to present the chosen topics. The curriculum will provide a thorough, evidenced-based foundation in the core concepts of diving and hyperbaric medicine including:

An introduction to the physics of diving;

the diagnosis and treatment of common diving-related medical disorders such as DCS, barotrauma; and

injuries from marine animals.

A mechanistic approach to hyperbaric oxygen indications and treatment; and

A review of the strategies used by physicians to determine fitness to dive for recreational diving candidates.

These concepts will be reinforced by case reports from the DAN Medical Services Call Center (MSCC) Quality Assurance archives.

In addition, this course will go beyond the usual dive medicine topics to discuss challenges to human physiology posed by venturing into in austere environments including:

Diving at altitude and in polar conditions;

Diving to extremes of depth and time exposure; and

Diving and other medical emergencies encountered under combat conditions.

We will also review recent scientific research in diving and hyperbaric medicine;

including emerging concepts in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of DCS; plus

the evolving status of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw.

Finally, you will have the opportunity to directly participate in DAN diving research through both Project Dive Exploration and ongoing research on Eustachian tube function.

We hope to see you at the course.

John J. Freiberger, M.D., Course Director

To see a listing of topics and faculty, contact DAN CME.

Contact: Cindi Easterling
Phone: +1-919-684-2948 ext. 610
Fax: +1-919-493-3456
Email: ceasterling@dan.duke.edu

DAN Hosts 2008 Technical Diving Conference

DAN News
DAN Hosts 2008 Technical Diving Conference

Technical diving is the frontier of scuba diving. While it is high-profile and trend-setting, it has its risks. Distinguishing between real and imagined risks and identifying appropriate alternatives are crucial for technical divers.

DAN will address these tasks in its 2008 Technical Diving Conference The two-day conference, planned for Jan. 18-19, 2008, in Durham, N.C., will feature four half-day workshops. Discussions will include the operational and medical aspects of technical diving. The forum will also address ways to improve effectiveness and safety.

Preliminary Workshop Topics
Physiology Workshop

Oxygen toxicity
Respiration
Narcosis
High Pressure Nervous Syndrome (HPNS)
Thermal Issues
Decompression Workshop

Dive outcomes:
DCI cases and safe dive profiles
Decompression models
Deep stops
First aid oxygen
In-water recompression
Portable chambers
Rebreather Workshop

Equipment design and manufacturer
Unmanned and manned testing
Human factors
Operational use
Maintenance
New technologies
Training workshop

Physical/medical qualification
Initial training
Training sequences
Recertification
Open and closed circuit
Fatality investigation
Preliminary Agenda
Half-day workshops

Physiology
Decompression
Rebreathers
Training
Evening Programs
Group dinner and discussion of daily workshops

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DAN Online Seminars Receive NBDHMT Certification

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DAN Online Seminars Receive NBDHMT Certification
Last Updated: 11/29/06 10:30:34 AM

The National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology has certified three DAN online seminars in continuing education credits for Diver Medical Technicians.

DMTs can use these DAN Online Seminars to meet their diving-specific continuing education requirements. Officially, they are worth:

Ears and Diving: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) – Category A

Pathophysiology of Decompression Illness: 2 CEUs – Category A

Inert Gas Exchange, Bubbles and Decompression Theory: 2 CEUs – Category A

Every 24 months DMTs are required to have a minimum of four hours of diving-specific continuing education, along with another 20 hours of general emergency medicine. To receive credit for completing these online seminars, DMTs simply submit the online certificate to the NBDHMT and request that it be added to their file. The three approved seminars are $25 each.

DAN has also recently released a new seminar on diabetes and diving, but has not yet been approved for credit. The Diabetes and Diving seminar is free of charge.

Ears and Diving Seminar
You’ll learn about your ears and how to take better care of them when you are diving. It’s based on a presentation by Dr. Frans Cronj√©, President of DAN Southern Africa.

Pathophysiology of Decompression Illness
Learn about what goes on in the body when bubbles form as a result of a dive, based on a lecture delivered by Dr. Richard Moon, Senior Medical Consultant to DAN.

Inert Gas Exchange, Bubbles, and Decompression Theory
Learn about inert gas exchange in the body and the effect those bubbles can have on your dive in this online seminar, based on a presentation by Dr. Richard Vann, Vice President of Research at DAN.

Diabetes & Recreational Diving: History and New Guidelines
Learn about diabetes and the new guidelines for diving with diabetes in this presentation by Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D., a research physiologist with DAN. These online seminars are available to the diving public as well as to DAN Members.

If you have questions about the courses and their continuing education units, contact Cindi Easterling, Vice President of DAN Continuing Medical Education at ceasterling@dan.duke.edu or call +1-919-68402948 ext. 610.

PSDiver Monthly Issue 34

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PSDiver Monthly Issue 34 Is Now Available - ALWAYS FREE
January 8, 2006

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PSD News and Articles
MISSION REPORTS - Swift Water Dive Recovery
Coach - "Thanks for the Mammories"
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Monday, January 01, 2007

Diabetes and Recreational Diving: History and New Guidelines

DAN Online Seminars
Diabetes and Recreational Diving: History and New Guidelines

Recognizing that a substantial number of divers diving successfully with diabetes - either openly or surreptitiously - led many in the diving medicine community to believe that was time to acknowledge this fact and reexamine the position that diabetes was a contraindication to diving. In May of 2005 the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and DAN jointly sponsored a Diving and Diabetes workshop.

This presentation includes the new guidelines for diving with diabetes as recommended by that panel. It is based on a presentation written by Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D. He is a research physiologist at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center and a member of the Research Department at DAN.

This presentation is free to the general public and is based on research paid for by DAN Membership. It should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.


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