Submersion and Diving-Related Illnesses
The underlying pathophysiology of submersion injury is aspiration and laryngospasm, which results in ventilation (V)/perfusion (Q) mismatching and hypoxia.
Hypothermia is an associated problem in submersion, and its effects must be considered.
Management of the submersion injury patient is usually resuscitative and supportive.
Diving-related illness can also be related to toxicities of various gases that the diver is exposed to.
KeywordsCardiac Dysrhythmia Depressed Level Single Organ Dysfunction Advanced Life Support Intervention Cardiac Ischaemic Pain
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