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PostSubject: DCI   Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:41 am

Info on DCI

Everyone has a responsibility to themselves, their dive buddy, their family etc. to be aware of DCI. This is a very serious issue but more serious if it is ignored. We need awareness. I don't know what we can do as a club to minimize the risks or get problems solved when they occur but i would like to start the ball rolling and hopefully other members will add their thoughts so we can be on top of this if it ever occurs.

Our recompression chamber is in Galway University Hospital. The phone number is 091-524222 ext. 112. Everyone should have this number in their phone. If you suspect anything no matter how minor then ring this number and find out. They will give you help over the phone. Don't take the 'it'll be fine' attitude, find out for sure. For serious matters obviously we can dial 999 and ask for the coast guard or radio them from the boat. Everyone should be aware of this.

There's lots of good information on the internet about DCI, a good place to start is the London Diving Chamber http://www.londondivingchamber.co.uk/index.php Take a look and go from there.

If you get bent, don't hide it, don't be ashamed to say it, just get it sorted immediately. It's not funny, it can kill you. It is serious but can be treated if we act properly every time.

Also, dive safe. Do safety stops, dive within your limits and don't push the limits of your computer. Be conservative, dive nitrox, do whatever you think will help but don't f**k with your life. Find out about deep stops and the benefit of doing them. Search the internet and you will find good info. on deep stops. Try this for starters http://www.bishopmuseum.org/research/treks/palautz97/deepstops.html

We need to educate ourselves and be proactive. The more we know the safer we can dive.

I don't know a whole lot about this and am interested to learn so I'm looking forward to any replies or comments.

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PostSubject: Re: DCI   Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:28 am

It's good to see topics like this discussed.
I would recomend the training officer look into doing an O2 course for the club.
All the information is available online at bsac.com
I for one could do with a refresher.
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PostSubject: Re: DCI   Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:41 pm

Fair play Mark, good idea. I was speaking to Tony earlier and we're gonna have a chat on Thursday night in Roberts Cove and make some arrangements.
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PostSubject: dci   Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:13 pm

well done richie!

an o2 course is needed badly. we cant rely on the old salts to do it for us every time. the training officer should also organise a diver first aid course to coincide with the o2 course. how many people are confident at cpr?????? farao
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PostSubject: Re: DCI   Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:54 pm

I'm with ya there Fergus, I suppose if we hold off 'til Thursday night and have a chat about it at Roberts Cove. Like you said, it's needed badly...
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PostSubject: Re: DCI   Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:35 pm

its a bad show if the nurses cant do CPR (even the funny farm one). agree totally- O2 and first ais would be a good idea. well done for pushing this subject ahead lads.
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PostSubject: Re: DCI   Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:30 pm

any update on the o2 course?
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