This waterproof manual is intended as a guide for those involved in all aspects of diving, to aid the recognition and initial management of a diving accident victim. As well as management of emergency situations this book covers all likely diving injuries and medical conditions from decompression sickness to stings from marine life.
The Diving Diseases Research Centre or DDRC as it is affectionately known, is a registered UK Charity (Charity Commission Number 279652). DDRC specialises in hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of medical emergencies including decompression illness (DCI or the bends), carbon monoxide poisoning, and soft tissue infections such as necrotising fasciitis and gas gangrene. DDRC also specialises in the treatment of non-healing and problem wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and the treatment of healing issues in cancer patients who have undergone radiotherapy. The Professional Services team offer one of the best training packages available with courses for commercial and recreational divers, hyperbaric chamber staff and diving and hyperbaric physicians, which are all taught by industry experts. Our Research team actively carries out research into how hyperbaric oxygen therapy works and the benefit to be gained from hyperbaric oxygen therapy especially in regards to diving and wound healing. Our research is conducted as collaborative efforts with national and international research partners which include universities, medical schools, hyperbaric centres and healthcare professionals.