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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.


Program Chapters:

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