|This web site (now in it's 18th year) is dedicated to Undersea Medicine and to issues of diving safety for both sport and professional divers. I am the Diving Medical Officer for the University of Washington, Medical Director for the Divers Institute of Technology.|
|Edmond Kay, M.D.|
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A 15 minute Briefing
Scuba diving and snorkeling can be fun ways to explore the depths - especially if you can clear your ears as the pressure changes. In this video lecture Dr. Edmond Kay discusses techniques for preventing middle ear barotrauma. Learn what to do to equalize pressure in your ears, teach others proper techniques and learn the safest way to prevent "ear squeeze". This talk was recorded live in September, 2000 and is available for viewing in streaming flash video (window below), and a PC broadband version to download.
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What is Diving Medicine? An introduction to my favorite topic.
Jamie's Gift: Reflections on a divers passing.
Middle Ear Barotrauma: A tutorial on prevention of Ear Squeeze.
Are Asthmatics Fit To Dive? Under very specific circumstances, YES.
Small changes in Altitude does affect Decompression Stress. DRIVING after diving.
Divers Institute of Technology: A great place to learn commercial diving
ADCI: Association of Diving Contractors International
IMCA: International Marine Contractors Association
AAUS: The American Academy of Underwater Sciences
UHMS: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
The Divers Alert Network: DAN, a valuable resource for all divers
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
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