|This web site (now in it's 16th year) is dedicated to Undersea Medicine and to issues of diving safety for both sport and professional divers. I am a Board Certified Diving Physician and Diving Medical Officer for the University of Washington, Medical Director for the Divers Institute of Technology and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine for HealthForce Partners.|
|Edmond Kay, M.D.|
Click on the image below to download the "Dive Briefing" in PDF file format
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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Dr Kay's "Dive
Travel" and "Tunnel" Lectures: Streaming
lectures, YouTube videos, source files & supporting materials
Tunneling: An introduction to TBMs and boring deep tunnels.
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.
Fred Bove, MD,
World renown expert on Diving Medicine from Temple University.
Ernest Campbell, MD, FACS: This comprehensive Diving Medicine resource is a digital treasure!
Ernie's "Ten Foot Stop" News Blog: "Hands Down" the best source for current dive news
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):
Dr Ernie Campbell's conference page: Very useful, very complete
Pacific Chapter UHMS: My home chapter - A diving and HBO scientific resource
CDC Travelers Health: International immunization updates and much more!
Buoy Dive Club - Seattle, Washington:
My kind of people
The Optical Ocean Blog: Dive buddy Jack Connick documents his travels with photos and commentary, diving and sailing the world
Dr. Kay's has moved! Follow this link to find him
Distinguished Preceptor Award 2004 (2 MB PDF)