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The Divers Alert Network: Epidemiology of Diving Accidents

Divers Alert Network and its Programs
  • C. J. Wachholz
  • P. B. Bennett
  • J. A. Dovenbarger
  • R. D. Vann
  • A. Marroni
  • Y. Mano
  • A. M. Sera
  • N. Yamami
  • M. Shibayama
  • T. Nakayami

Abstract

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) was started in the United States in 1981. In February 1991, International DAN (I-DAN) was begun with the addition of existing diver medical services under the I-DAN banner in Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. This was initiated to provide worldwide access to information regarding availability of recompression and other facilities for diving accidents, such as arterial gas embolism (AGE) and decompression sickness (DCS), and to provide the same or similar services as DAN America.

Keywords

Scuba Diving Hyperbaric Chamber Dive Profile Recreational Diving Hyperbaric Treatment 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Wachholz
    • 1
  • P. B. Bennett
    • 1
  • J. A. Dovenbarger
    • 1
  • R. D. Vann
    • 1
  • A. Marroni
    • 2
  • Y. Mano
    • 3
  • A. M. Sera
    • 3
  • N. Yamami
    • 3
  • M. Shibayama
    • 3
  • T. Nakayami
    • 3
  1. 1.Divers Alert NetworkHyperbaric Center, Duke Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Roseto degli AbruzziItaly
  3. 3.DAN Japan and Tokyo Medical & Dental UniversityTokyoJapan

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