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Diving Hyperb Med. 2017 Jun;47(2):127-130.

A technical diving-related burns case: treatment in a remote location.

Author information

1
Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia, sharpief@doctors.org.uk.
2
West Scotland Centre for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dunbeg, Oban, Argyll, Scotland.

Abstract

Injuries suffered as a result of a rebreather oxygen explosion and fire occurred to a diver on vacation in the island state of Chuuk, Micronesia. The medical and logistical management of the diver in a remote location are described. The mechanism of both the fire and the subsequent blast and burn injuries are discussed. Prevention of and preparation for such incidents are discussed in the context of the increasing frequency of dive and adventure travel to remote areas.

KEYWORDS:

Burns; Case reports; Fire or explosion; First aid; Medical kits; Rebreathers/closed circuit; Remote locations

PMID:
28641326
PMCID:
PMC6147225
DOI:
10.28920/dhm47.2.127-130
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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