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The Interval After Diving Before Reaching Altitude and the Prevention of Decompression Sickness

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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The Divers Alert Network (DAN) issued guidelines for when to fly after diving based on the findings presented at the 1991 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. These guidelines are intended to reduce the chances of decompression sickness during the return flight home. It is impossible to totally remove the risk of decompression sickness when reaching altitude after diving.

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