|Document ID (ISN)||108190|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Fascicule 16560 A 10, 1-2008
||Géraut C., Tripodi D., Géraut L.
||Risks of scuba diving and working in hyperbaric conditions
||Risques de la plongée sous-marine et du travail en milieu hyperbare [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 1st Quarter 2008, No.158, 13p. 56 ref.
||The techniques used for scuba diving have evolved recently, with the use of mixtures enriched in oxygen or containing inert gases other than nitrogen. New diseases have emerged, related to an excess of oxygen or increasingly high pressures, as well as to the use of sophisticated devices such as rebreathers or open circuit scuba regulators for which even minor dosage errors can have severe consequences. Diving-related disorders which were underestimated until recently, such as pulmonary oedema, involve various and complex mechanisms. There have been advances in the understanding of mechanisms responsible for gas embolism in recent years, together with the tracking of the circulating gas bubbles, which have contributed to limiting such accidents. The recompression protocols are increasingly strict, the importance of an early detection of decompression events is recognized and recompression chambers need to be entered without delay. Regulation has become strict and the criteria for aptitude have been improved thanks to the shared experience of physicians specialized in hyperbaric pathology.
||hyperbaric pressure; occupational diseases; risk factors; diving; France
||hyperventilation; decompression; arterial embolism; recompression; pulmonary oedema; encyclopaedia; data sheet; industrial physicians; safe working methods
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)