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    Diving and hyperbaric…
    2009

Hyperbaric chamber attendant safety I: Doppler analysis of decompression stress in multiplace chamber attendants.

@article{Cooper2009HyperbaricCA,
  title={Hyperbaric chamber attendant safety I: Doppler analysis of decompression stress in multiplace chamber attendants.},
  author={Paul D. Cooper and Corry Van den Broek and David R. Smart and Ron Y Nishi and David Eastman},
  journal={Diving and hyperbaric medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={
          63-70
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Incidences of decompression sickness of 0.76% have been reported in hyperbaric attendants exposed to routine 243 kPa treatment tables. Occupational health risks of this magnitude are not acceptable in routine clinical practice. Significant variations in procedures are therefore found between institutions in an attempt to enhance staff safety. In extreme cases, the use of multiplace chambers has been abandoned. Doppler ultrasound provides an objective tool to assess the sub-clinical… CONTINUE READING