The Mysterious Malady: Toward an Understanding of Decompression Injuries
Decompression techniques are skills that absolutely must be cultivated as you progress through dive training, yet this experience is best framed by a solid understanding of the nature of decompression and its associated injuries. Global Underwater Explorers is pleased this educational DVD covering decompression and its associated maladies in great depth. This DVD emphasizes fundamental decompression concepts and the injuries associated with decompression stress.
In this DVD, GUE Founder and President Jarrod Jablonski interviews many of the world's leading decompression researchers and theoreticians for a wide-ranging series of conversations providing insight into the effects of diving upon human physiology. Participants include the medical research team from Duke University's Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, the primary research staff from the Divers Alert Network, David Doolette from the US Navy Experimental Dive Unit, and independent decompression researcher Erik Baker. Jarrod's discussions illuminate the key concepts that have guided hyperbaric medicine over the last century, from respiratory and circulatory biology to the biochemical impact of oxygen, helium, and nitrogen under pressure.
This disc is organized by chapters, with each topic's discussion ranging from approximately 13 to 30 minutes. The Mysterious Malady will help any diver make more informed choices about how to approach decompression, as well as providing a baseline understanding of the sorts of injuries that one can encounter during and after a dive. Universal format.
The Art of Decompression
Describing the Hit: DCS Nomenclature
The Problem of Individual Susceptibility
Evil Humors: Fatigue As An Indication of Limits
Understanding The Role of the Bubble
The Debate Over the Impact of a Patent Foramen Ovale
Oxygen Under Pressure
The Impact of the Gas Mix: Deep Air & Narcosis
The Impact of the Gas Mix: Helium
The Future Of Research
Toward An Individual Understanding of Dive Planning