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Important considerations

Preceding symptoms - Dehydration - injury

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Important Considerations cont

Which part of the dive - descent/bottom/ascent/deco/surface

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DCS Type I Symptoms

Joint pain (Musculoskeletal)/Marbeling/Swelling pain in the lymph nodes

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DCS Type II Symptoms

Neurological / Inner Ear (Staggers)/ Cardio pulmonary (Chokes)

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Chest Pain Causes

Pulmonary DCS, Spinal DCS, Pulmonary 02 toxcicity, POIS, Heart Attack, Trauma, Thoracic Squeeze, Anxiety

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Cardio Pulmonary DCS (Chokes) Symptoms

Omitted a large amount of Deco, Pain becomes aggressively worse in chest - Burning, Distress, Cough, Dyspnea

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Spinal Cord DCS

Pain Radiates causing a girdle like SX, Dull or lancing, Lead to other type II Symptoms

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Pulmonary O2 Toxicity

Long exposure of 02 greater than .5 ATA, Pain on inspiration, cough, dyspnea

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Pneumothorax Simple

Medical Xray, Rule out AGE

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Pneumothorax Tension

Pain will be static/lateral/Lack of breath sounds on affected side, neuro to rule out AGE

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Mediastinal Emphysema

Pain tightness under breast bone dull. May radiate down shoulder or back may increase upon inspiration coughing swallowing. Medical to rule out age or pneumo

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Heart Attack

SubSternal Chest Pain, Acute setting, Age and fitness level

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Thoracic Squeeze

failure of non return valve, bloody sputum difficulty breathing.