Introduction to Ocean Medicine: Part One

Lectures
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Join Sarah Spelsberg as she dives into the world of marine and ocean medicine. In this lecture, Sarah is joined by special guest Joe Dituri to discuss the physics principles behind dive medicine, including Boyle’s Law, Henry’s Law, and Dalton’s Law. They explore dive emergencies such as decompression sickness, nitrogen narcosis, arterial gas embolism, and barotrauma. Sarah also covers breath-hold diving and freediving, as well as the mammalian dive reflex and its role in underwater survival. The lecture also features valuable insights from Olivia, a member of the US Freediving Federation, on how to manage a condition known as “squeeze” in the freediving community. Tune in to learn about the latest research and advancements in dive medicine, and discover the importance of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in treating dive-related injuries.

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Length: 1h 24m
Guests: Joe Dituri
Categories: Lectures

Intended Learning Outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand the physics principles that govern dive medicine, including Boyle’s Law, Henry’s Law, and Dalton’s Law.
2. Recognise the signs and symptoms of common dive emergencies, such as decompression sickness, nitrogen narcosis, arterial gas embolism, and barotrauma.
3. Learn about the mammalian dive reflex and its role in underwater survival.
4. Discover the differences between breath-hold diving and freediving, and the potential risks associated with each.
5. Understand the importance of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in treating dive-related injuries and its potential applications in other medical conditions.

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