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Life happens… while learning to dive is relatively safe, there are inherent risks. From minor injuries such as ear issues or a slip-and-fall to more serious dive related injuries, this coverage helps ensure new divers can learn confidently knowing estenosis lumbar tratamiento they are protected.

As entry-level divers, students are often not aware of all the safety aspects estenosis lumbar tratamiento and possible risks associated with diving. To cater specifically for these needs, DAN has developed the student membership package. Instructors can ensure their students are safe from their very estenosis lumbar tratamiento first breath as divers.

Why do entry-level students’ divers need cover? Instructors have asked why students should have DAN cover since estenosis lumbar tratamiento they are not exposed to the same diving risks as estenosis lumbar tratamiento certified divers. DAN offers (complementary) cover to student divers because their risk is indeed much estenosis lumbar tratamiento lower. However, injuries can still occur during instruction. In fact, according to DAN’s annual report on decompression illness and diving fatalities, student injuries have been the third and fourth leading diving estenosis lumbar tratamiento activity associated with diving injuries during the past several years.

Did you know that the entry-level dive cover is free? Yes it is true! As long as the instructor is an active DAN member. DAN student membership offers entry-level divers’ emergency medical benefits for the duration of their entry-level training. It provides up to R300,000 emergency medical service benefits at no cost to the estenosis lumbar tratamiento diver or the instructor who teaches them. It is about providing peace of mind to students and estenosis lumbar tratamiento instructors alike.

How are students enrolled? Instructors need to sign up their students at the beginning estenosis lumbar tratamiento of a course. Instructors can apply online or even download the application form estenosis lumbar tratamiento for the student membership from the DAN website or use estenosis lumbar tratamiento the DAN mobile app available via the google play store estenosis lumbar tratamiento or the apple app store. Upon qualifying, we hope that newly-certified divers will realise the benefits of becoming full DAN estenosis lumbar tratamiento members. Upon receipt of a student’s registration, both the student and the instructor will receive, via email, a confirmation of registration and the student’s new student member number.

Another first for nicky was visiting mauritius. She was introduced to this super friendly dive destination on estenosis lumbar tratamiento arrival. Through several meetings with the members of the mauritius scuba estenosis lumbar tratamiento diving association (MSDA) she was able to make new friends and partnerships on estenosis lumbar tratamiento the island. The lively bunch from mauritius underwater group had a lot estenosis lumbar tratamiento of questions and a super welcoming BRAAI (barbecue)!

At present nicky is visiting many of the dive resorts estenosis lumbar tratamiento along the mozambican coastline. After she returns from mozambique she will make a quick estenosis lumbar tratamiento stopover at the DAN office before traveling to zanzibar at estenosis lumbar tratamiento the end of august to continue growing DAN awareness and estenosis lumbar tratamiento fostering relationships with the local dive industry.

As DAN members embark on their dive getaways for the estenosis lumbar tratamiento holidays, there are important safety tips every diver needs to take estenosis lumbar tratamiento into consideration. We present these tips, adding our own DAN twist to a few pointers mentioned estenosis lumbar tratamiento in baz luhrmann’s ever-popular sunscreen song, “everybody’s free (to wear sunscreen)”.

Enjoy your youth: dive, travel and dive some more, and become oblivious to the wrinkles you may imprint from estenosis lumbar tratamiento squinting into the sun and from the salty water. Trust us, when your youth has faded, you’ll look back at photos and fondly recall each twinge estenosis lumbar tratamiento of excitement you felt, grasping onto the hopes of seeing that whale shark, coelacanth, dugong or great white.

Accept certain inalienable truths: never bolt to the surface and hold your breath. Contrary to belief, you are not a fish; you need your lungs. An arterial gas embolism is not a pretty friend. Be sure to stick to your dive tables to plan estenosis lumbar tratamiento a safe dive. If you develop tingles, dizziness or other symptoms, remain calm and call the hotline to have them checked.

Don’t mess too much with your ears: equalise early and often to protect your delicate tympanic membranes estenosis lumbar tratamiento (eardrums). You’ll need these organs well into your geriatric years – how else will you hear your great-grandchildren? Don’t forget to equalise your mask – no need to look like a red-eyed dracula!

Be careful whose advice you buy: take a refresher course if you are out of practise, revise skills and boost your confidence. Be current with your CPR and first aid skills and estenosis lumbar tratamiento make sure you’re able to offer assistance to a fellow diver or estenosis lumbar tratamiento buddy in need, whether it’s neuro assessments, hazardous marine life injury treatments or oxygen administration. Remember to supply oxygen first when DCI is suspected.

Certain medications, however, can make people more sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays; this is called photosensitivity. Both regularly and temporarily used medications can cause photosensitivity. Minor symptoms include skin reddening, itching or rash; more serious symptoms include a burn, blisters and discoloration or darkening of the skin. Report any significant or unusual reaction to a medication combined estenosis lumbar tratamiento with sun exposure to your prescribing or primary care physician. Some reactions are serious.

There are more than 100 medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, that can cause increased susceptibility to UV rays, and these include both oral and topical medications. The best policy is to first read the label of estenosis lumbar tratamiento any medication you take and then ask your physician and/or pharmacist about photosensitivity before exposure to the sun (or a tanning bed).

Drugs that may cause photosensitivity include antibiotics, antihistamines, cardiovascular medications (such as diuretics and blood pressure medications), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, indomethacin), some antidepressants and some antipsychotic medications.

Taking a medication that can cause photosensitivity doesn’t mean you have to avoid outdoor activities, it just means you should take extra precautions to lessen estenosis lumbar tratamiento your exposure to UV light. Consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves and long pants, and reapply your sunscreen more frequently. Stay indoors around mid-day if possible, and seek shade when you’re outside.

The diving and visibility had been good and the filming estenosis lumbar tratamiento of marine ecosystems was progressing well, but deadlines had to be met, so every opportunity to get shots had to be taken. For the last 10 days, diving had taken place with two or three dives daily, each lasting 45 to 60 minutes. Diving depths were up to 20 m with a lot estenosis lumbar tratamiento of variation in depth – going up to get a better view and then down estenosis lumbar tratamiento again to assist in another aspect of the work. This required a lot of physical work. The divers were experienced, having done “thousands” of dives in many locations around the world. The area where they were diving, on the coast of south africa, was very familiar and they knew the conditions. Some of the divers on the team had been ill estenosis lumbar tratamiento and could not dive, so the other team members were working harder to get estenosis lumbar tratamiento things done. They were fit and healthy, but starting to tire after this intense period of work.

The first dive of this particular day was to a estenosis lumbar tratamiento maximum of 18 m and lasted about an hour. The day was beautifully calm and warm. The divers surfaced and one of the most experienced in estenosis lumbar tratamiento the group felt pain in her right shoulder on removing estenosis lumbar tratamiento her wetsuit. She developed itching, swelling, mottling and a purple-red discolouration of the skin on her upper arm. Other than that, she felt well and had no tingling in her hands estenosis lumbar tratamiento and feet, no weakness, no headache or confusion, and she did not feel breathless. She was given oxygen for about 30 minutes and one estenosis lumbar tratamiento hour after surfacing, the symptoms had markedly decreased.

The diver and her companions suspected decompression illness (DCI) and contacted the DAN hotline. They were advised to see a local diving doctor to estenosis lumbar tratamiento treat possible skin bends. They reached the doctor’s rooms about two hours after surfacing. By that time the symptoms had almost gone, although mild pain persisted in her upper arm.

There was still slight swelling, mottling and redness of her upper arm. Her shoulder was mildly tender, but had its full range of movements. No neurological, chest, heart or other abnormalities were found. A diagnosis of type 1, pain only, DCI with skin involvement was made. As the symptoms had mostly resolved and there were no estenosis lumbar tratamiento signs of neurological involvement (type 2 DCI), she was treated with a further hour of surface oxygen estenosis lumbar tratamiento and given aspirin for the pain. She went home to rest with the instructions to ensure estenosis lumbar tratamiento adequate fluid intake and to contact the doctor if any estenosis lumbar tratamiento other symptoms developed. She was not permitted to dive for the next seven estenosis lumbar tratamiento days. The mild pain and rash persisted for a few days, after which she returned to active diving free of symptoms.

Skin problems in diving can have various causes, including DCI, but rashes and itchiness can also be caused by stings estenosis lumbar tratamiento from jellyfish, bluebottles, coral and the spines of sea urchins and various fishes. Suit squeeze or an allergic reaction to the neoprene in estenosis lumbar tratamiento wetsuits will cause a rash, pain or itchiness in a pattern resembling the folds and estenosis lumbar tratamiento seams of the suit.

There are many causes for itchy skin after diving. However, where this occurs after chamber or dry suit diving, it may be due to a highly localised form of estenosis lumbar tratamiento decompression sickness (DCS). This type is not associated with other systemic manifestations. It is probably due to gas passing into the skin estenosis lumbar tratamiento from the high pressure gas surrounding it.

The cause of the itch is thought to be the estenosis lumbar tratamiento formation of small bubbles in the epidermis with the release estenosis lumbar tratamiento of pressure. The symptoms are mild, temporary itching. No signs can be seen on the skin. The areas most affected are the forearms, wrists, hands, nose and ears. No treatment is needed.

This presents as a flat, itchy rash, mainly over the chest, back, shoulders or thighs. The rash appears similar to sunburn. It is also caused by bubble formation in the skin, with the release of histamine and other chemicals. The rash is not associated with any other manifestations of estenosis lumbar tratamiento DCI, apart from pain. It clears with oxygen treatment or spontaneously in a few estenosis lumbar tratamiento hours. Recompression is usually not needed unless the rash progresses to estenosis lumbar tratamiento the more serious form or neurological symptoms develop.

This is a serious form of skin bends and looks estenosis lumbar tratamiento mottled, with various shades of bright red, purplish or even bluish skin, with an uneven, marble-like pattern. Swelling occurs and the skin takes on an “orange-peel” appearance. The skin can be very itchy and irritated at first. It is also most common on the torso, shoulders and thighs. The colouration may appear in patches or in severe cases estenosis lumbar tratamiento may begin on the chest and spread downwards. The signs on the skin indicate what is happening elsewhere estenosis lumbar tratamiento in the body. Gas bubbles are found in the skin, underlying tissue and blood vessels. This is a serious condition and is usually found in estenosis lumbar tratamiento conjunction with neurological DCI. A diver with this condition requires recompression.

Cutaneous DCS symptoms have been known to manifest before or estenosis lumbar tratamiento along with the symptoms of more serious types of DCS, such as neurological DCS. The sooner a diver gets help, the greater the chances of a full recovery. Recognising a skin bend may be the first step to estenosis lumbar tratamiento timeous and effective treatment.

A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a heart condition that is thought to increase the estenosis lumbar tratamiento risk of serious DCI. There appears to be a correlation between skin bends from estenosis lumbar tratamiento dives well within the recreational dive tables and the presence estenosis lumbar tratamiento of a PFO. Divers who have a history of undeserved skin bends are estenosis lumbar tratamiento advised to seek the opinion of a diving doctor.

Whatever the cause, either the depth or duration of the dive, skin bends usually appear within a few minutes to a estenosis lumbar tratamiento few hours after surfacing. If you notice or develop a problem with your skin estenosis lumbar tratamiento after a dive, follow the rule – it is a bend until proven otherwise. When a skin bend is suspected, the following should be done: