Commercial Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine Books

A Medical Guide to Hazardous Marine Life

ISBN: 0-941332-55-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-941332-55-2
Pages: 68 - Double-Wire O-Ring Binding
Date Published:
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Author: Paul S. Auerbach
Price: $28.50

Item Description: The diver’s book that can save your vacation, or save your life. Practical, easy-to-use medical guide for scuba divers and others who explore the unique marine environment and who may eventually be stung, bitten, or punctured by a hazardous marine animal. Dr. Auerbach condenses and organizes a voluminous amount of important information and succinctly presents therapies which truly may be lifesaving.

Table of Contents
General Information
Fish Poisonings
Related Readings

Assessment of Diving Medical Fitness for SCUBA Divers and Instructors

ISBN: 1930536313
ISBN 13: 9781930536319
Pages: 241
Date Published: 2007
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Author: Bennett, Cronje, and Campbell
Price: $36.50

Item Description:
By: Peter B. Bennett, Frans J. Cronje, and Ernest S. Campbell
Binding: Hardcover

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A dive instructor is the first person to assess the general health and medical fitness of a prospective diver before he or she enters the water. Whether the diver is a recreational scuba diver, commercial, military or research diver, the same evaluation of physical fitness will apply.

Internationally recognized authors, surgeons and researchers Bennett, Cronje and Campbell collaborated on this new book, Assessment of Diving Medical Fitness for Scuba Divers and Instructors, to provide instructors and divers a clear and concise reference addressing the principles behind the necessary medical considerations and related decisions on diving fitness. It will help instructors and active divers determine when the input from a diving physician is mandatory and how to sensibly screen prospective divers for medical problems.

Assessment of Diving: Medical Fitness for Scuba Divers and Instructors is also an excellent reference for first-time divers and experienced divers who may have medical questions related to their personal health and fitness. It is designed to provide advice in relatively simple non-medical language. In the final analysis, it is the personal responsibility of each diver to make a decision whether or not to dive, and Bennett, Cronje and Campbell compiled this laymen’s guide for just that purpose.

Book Reviews
"This book has a wealth of information useful to the casual and hardcore recreational scuba diver, as well as the diver education professional. This valuable resource can help all divers make informed decisions critical to their safety."
--Dan Orr, CEO Divers Alert Network

"Doctors Bennett, Cronje and Campbell have provided a useful and readable source of reference for medical information related to scuba diving. This book will be of value to individuals who have medical questions relating to their health and compatibility with scuba diving. My compliments to the authors for producing a useful work."
--Dr. Drew Richardson, PADI COO

"Finally, a clear concise guide to evaluating a person's fitness to dive. Every dive leader, diver, and prospective diver should own and read this book."
--Frank J. Toal, Jr., MAED President CMAS Americas

"These authors are well-respected authorities in diving medicine and they have to be congratulated on putting together a comprehensive reference book of medical fitness, in a language that non-medical people will understand. This 241 page hardback book is a must read for every instructor and should have a place in every dive operator's reference library."
--South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Journal

Table of Contents
Pressure and the Body
Gasses and Decompression
Risk of Incapacitation and loss of Consciousness
Dynamic Diving Fitness-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Psychological Aspects of Diving
Health Maintenance
Diving Nuisances
Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat
Musculo-skeletal Conditions
Neurological, Psychological and Psychiatric

Basic Decompression Theory and Application, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 1-930536-45-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-93053-645-6
Pages: 322 - Hardcover
Date Published: 2008
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Author: Bruce R. Wienke
Price: $48.90

Item Description: The new - 3rd Edition of BASIC DECOMPRESSION THEORY AND APPLICATION has been extended and updated, with new material added and new chapters. It takes all rudiments of decompression theory and phase mechanics to considerable depth, while focusing on diving applications in a historical perspective. Topics span many disciplines, and the targeted audience is the commercial diver, hyperbaric scientist, doctor, physical scientist, technical diver, and instructor.

The intent of the 3rd Edition is to present a working view of decompression in diving, mostly focusing on theory with application, including equations. The discussion is neither a medical nor physiological synthesis. Such aspects are simplified, and for some certainly oversimplified. Nonetheless, it is directed toward the diver and reader with some rudimentary understanding of decompression. Background in the physical or life sciences is helpful but certainly not necessary. Discussed are the mechanics of tissue gas exchange, bubbles and nucleation, supersaturation, perfusion and diffusion. Also included are chapters on "Mixed Gases and Decompression" - "Decompression Tables, Meters and Models" - "Decompression Risks and Statistics." References and numerical examples (with solutions) are included for more detail and extended diver analysis.

The 1st and 2nd Editions of this publication were a sellout in the diving community, and the 3rd Edition is even more detailed, comprehensive, and up-to-date. The author asks that the reader "Have fun with the exercises at the end of each chapter"...

Table of Contents
Background and History
Gas, Fluid and Phase Kinetics
Critical Tensions and Phase Volumes
Altitude Similarity and Procedures
Mixed Gases and Decompression
Decompression Tables, Meters and Models
Comparative Profiles and Operational Diving
Decompression Risks and Statistics
Application, Computing and Decompression Algorithms
Diving Maladies and Drugs
Bubbles and Biosystems

Basic Diving Physics and Applications

ISBN: 0-941332-41-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-941332-41-5
Pages: 320 - Double-Wire O-Ring Binding
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Author: Bruce R. Wienke
Price: $24.40

Item Description: A scientific monograph on diving physics and associated math relationships. Topics are related to diving protocols and operational procedures. First basic principles are presented; this is followed by practical applications and detailed results. Designed for the commercial diver, instructor, hyperbaric technician, or underwater researcher searching for a contained reference and especially the doctor, physiologist, physicist, chemist, mathematician, engineer, or biologist.

Table of Contents
Mechanical Interactions
Thermal Interactions
Pressure and Density Effects
Gas and Fluid Kinetics
Dissolved Phase Transfer
Free Phase Transfer
Compression and Decompression
Diving Protocols
Mixed Breathing Gases
Electromagnetic Interactions
Biophysics and Modeling Issues
Statics and Risk
Geophysical and Marine Phenomena

Clinical Application of Hyperbaric Oxygen

ISBN: 1-930536-46-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-93053-646-3
Pages: 427
Date Published: 2008
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Author: I. Boerema, W.H. Brummelkamp & N.G. Meijne
Price: $54.00

Item Description: Printed with special permission, this book is released on a limited edition print run.

From the Forward
"In scientific research and medicine it has always been very important to know the literature in order not to duplicate things unnecessary. We feel it is very important to know the work of older colleagues in hyperbaric medicine and to learn from them. We must never forget that we are standing on the shoulders of our predecessors both in our scientific and our clinical work.

The First Congress was strictly limited to invited clinicians and scientists, who were carefully selected by Boerema personally. You will notice many famous names from the 'History of Hyperbaric Medicine' mostly only known to you from literature references. A few of us will remember some of these colleagues from the old days personally."
-- D J Bakker, MD, PhD - Executive Director of the Foundation for the International Congress on Hyperbaric Medicine (ICHM)

Table of Contents
Historical Perspective of Hyperbaric Therapy
Medical Treatment Under High Atmospheric Pressure
-Infectious Diseases
-Coronary Infection
-Miscellaneous Indications
Cardiovascular Surgery Under High Atmospheric Pressure
Tank Building Problems and Safety Measures
Physiological and Pharmacological Problems
Miscellaneous Reports

Book Review
"...This book and any other subsequent printings of the International Congress on Hyperbaric Medicine Proceedings (ICHM) that may follow, have an incontestable historical and educational value and are welll worth their place on any hyperbaric scientists' bookshelf."
Source: -- Peter Germonpre, Center for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Cold Water Diving: A Guide To Ice Diving

ISBN: 0-941332-52-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-941332-52-1
Pages: 128 - Paperback
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Author: John N. Heine
Price: $29.50

Item Description: A beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide on the planning, preparation, and training for cold water diving. More than 100 full-color photos illustrating in detail the techniques and procedures for safe and comfortable cold water diving. Special sections on safety tips, dry suits, and diving equipment, including items for thermal protection, cylinder valves, and regulators. The author, past president of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, is an ice diver with more than 15 years of cold water diving experience.

Table of Contents
Introduction to Diving
Equipment for Ice Diving
Ice Diving Operations
Safety and Emergency Procedures

Commercial Diver Training Manual. 5th Edition

ISBN: 1-930536-44-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-93053-644-9
Pages: 362
Date Published: September 2008
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Author: Edited by James T. Joiner
Price: $54.50

Item Description:
Edited by: James T. Joiner, Ed Goodrich, John Ritter, Robert Izdepski, and Hal Lomax
Binding: Double Wire-O Binding

***New Revised and Expanded Edition - September 2008***

For calculating additional shipping cost, for shipping outside of the U.S.A. shipping weight is: Four (4) pounds

This NEW 2008 5th Edition has been revised and expanded to cover the "how to" for the broadest possible range of underwater living conditions and dive situations. Its primary purpose is to provide for the protection of human safety and the improvement of diver performance. It was written as a companion piece and complement to the NOAA Diving Manual, which covers the fundamentals that commercial divers need to know related to physics, physiology, diving medicine, first aid, marine animals, etc.

It is a comprehensive training text that covers the major aspects of commercial diving for divers who plan to work either offshore or as an inland diver. The Commercial Diver Training Manual, 5th Edition 2008 is intended to make learning the techniques and information necessary to become a commercial diver easier and quicker to learn. If it helps to make commercial diving safer and more comprehensible for the new diver, its purpose has been met. The only book to cover the entire compulsory national syllabus for the Examination in Commercial Diving, this manual is written by divers with the ability to make a complex subject intelligible to both working divers and trainees. Discusses all of the theoretical and practical aspects of the trade, including underwater skills, use of hand and hydraulic tools, arc welding, cutting, explosives, and working with concrete.

Book Review
"Authoritative Training Manual for Divers Everywhere! The Manual provides practical training information on a wide variety of operational subjects dear to the heart of the commercial diver. Written as a companion to the NOAA Diving Manual, it also contains quizzes to reinforce the main points covered in each chapter. Recommended for commercial divers and divers anywhere."
Source: -John Bevan, Underwater Contractor International

Table of Contents
Conversion Units
Diesel Engines and Compressors
Diving Emergencies
Navagation and Search Techniques
Report Writing
Hyperbaric Chambers
Underwater Lift Bags
Remotely Operated Vehicles
Marine Construction
Non-Destructive Testing
Powerplants and Pumphouses
Underwater Photography
Answers to Quizzes

Dangerous Marine Creatures

ISBN: 0-941332-39-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-941332-39-2
Pages: 276
Date Published: Paperback
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Author: Carl Edmonds
Price: $37.85

Item Description:
Binding: Paperback

A unique guide to aid swimmers, surfers, sailors, fishermen, scuba divers, and all others connected with the sea in avoiding injury from marine creatures. Covers the general description of most dangerous marine creatures, and gives the symptoms, first aid treatments, medical treatments and techniques to prevent injury, poisoning, venomous stings and infections. Also gives case reports on medical cases involving these creatures. A comprehensive and in-depth guide.

Table of Contents:
Marine Animals that Cause Trauma
Venous Marine Animals (Stinging)
Marine Infections and Dermatitis
Poisonous Marine Animals
Appendices, References and Recommended Reading
Acknowledgements and Index

Diving and Subaquatic Medicine – Fourth Edition

ISBN: 0-340-80629-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-340-80629-6
Pages: 719
Date Published: 2008/2009
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Author: Carl Edmonds, MD, Christopher Lowery, MD
Price: $94.50

Item Description: Now in its fourth edition, Diving and Subaquatic Medicine remains one of the leading textbooks on diving medicine. It is a clinically authoritative guide to all aspects of diving medicine. This completely revised edition covers the latest research and diving data, newly described diseases of diving medicine, the most current types of diving and diving equipment, free and indigenous diving, as well as updating the coverage of previous editions of established diving disorders. Each medical disorder is discussed from an historical, etiological, clinical, pathological, preventative and therapeutic perspective in the accessible but informative style that has made the previous editions so popular.

Table of Contents
History of Diving, Physics and Physiology, Free Diving
Diving Equipment, Undersea Environments

Barotraumas: Pulmonary Barotrauma
Ear Barotrauma, Sinus Barotrauma, Other Barotrauma
Decompression Sickness: History and Physiology
Pathophysiology, Clinical, Treatment
Dysbaric Osteonecrosis

Inert Gas Narcosis, Hypoxia
Oxygen Toxicity, Breathing Gas Contamination
High-Pressure Neurological Syndrome

The Drowning Syndromes: Drowning
Near-Drowning, The Management of Near-Drowning
Saltwater Aspiration Syndrome, Why divers drown
Seasickness, Thermal Problems and Solutions
Cold and Hypothermia, Local Infections
General Infections, Truama from Marine Creatures
Venomous Marine Creatures, Fish Poisoning
Underwater Explosions

The Ear and Diving: Anatomy and Physiology
Investigations, Hearing Loss
Vertigo and Disorientation
Cardiac Problems and Sudden Death
Neurological Disorders of Diving
Psychological and Nuerological Disorders
Miscellaneous Disorders, Drugs and Diving
Long-Term Effects of Diving

Stree Responses, Panic and Fatigue
Why Divers Die: The Facts and Figures
First Aid and Emergency Treatment
Oxygen Therapy
Investigation of Diving Accidents: Equipment
Investigation of Diving Fatalities
Medical Standards for Diving: Snorkel Divers
Recreational Divers, Commercial Divers
Asthma, Cardiac Disease
Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitis
Age and Diving, Diver Selection

Female Divers
Breath-Hold Diving, Technical Diving
Technical Diving Problems
Handicapped Divers, Occupational Groups
Diving in Contaminated Water, Deep and Saturation Diving
Deep and Saturation Diving Problems
Hyperbaric Equipment, Submarine Medicine

Decompression Tabels, Therapy Tables
Therapy Options, Diving Medical Library
Diving Medical Training
Diving Medical Organizations and Contacts

Diving Medicine - *** New 4th Edition ***

ISBN: 0-7216-9424-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-7216-9424-5
Pages: 640
Date Published: 2009
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Author: Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD & Jefferson C. Davis, MD
Price: $134.95

Item Description:
Paperback with Approx. 100 illustrations

For calculating additional shipping cost, for shipping outside of the U.S.A. shipping weight is: Six (6) pounds

Diving Medicine has earned a worldwide reputation as the definitive source on diving safety and the management of diving-related health conditions. This new 4th Edition has been completely revised and updated while still retaining its practical clinical orientation. It covers basic diving physiology
• the pathophysiology of decompression sickness
• assessment of physical fitness for diving
• diagnosis and treatment of diving-related disorders
• and much more.

Key Features
• Discusses special considerations for female, elderly, and pediatric divers
• Covers diving-related problems in people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic disease
• Includes information about marine toxicology

New to this Edition
• New chapters on Kinetics of Inert Gas, Marine Poisoning and Intoxication, and Diabetes and Diving
• Completely revised chapters on Medical Evaluation for Sport Diving
• Medical Evaluation for Commercial Diving
• Medical Evaluation for Military Diving
• The latest protocols for managing decompression accidents, drowning, and hypothermia

Table of Contents
1. A Short History of Diving Medicine
2. Diving Physics
3. Diving Equipment
4. Kinetics of Inert Gas
5. Breath Hold Diving
6. Mixed Gas Diving
7. Mechanisms and Risks of Decompression
8. Pathophysiology of Decompression Sickness
9. Barotrauma
10. Treatment of Decompression Sickness and Arterial Gas Embolism
11. Inert Gas Narcosis and HPNS
12. Toxicity of Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide
13. Hypothermia
14. Near Drowning
15. Marine Animal Injuries
16. Marine Poisoning and Intoxication
17. Human Performance Underwater
18. Medical Problems in Diving Operations
19. Women in Diving 20. Diving in the Elderly and the Young
21. Aseptic Necrosis of Bone
22. Ear and Sinus Problems in Diving
23. Neurologic Consequences of Diving
24. Pulmonary Disorders and Diving
25. Cardiovascular Disorders and Diving
26. Diabetes and Diving
27. Medical Evaluation for Sport Diving
28. Medical Evaluation for Commercial Diving
29. Medical Evaluation for Military Diving
Appendix 1. Pressure Conversion Table
Appendix 2. Medical Examination Forms
Appendix 3. Diving Medicine Physician’s Kit for Remote Locations
Appendix 4. U.S. Navy Treatment Tables
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