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Feb. Mtg. "Recognizing Diving Emergencies" with Dr. David Charash (New Venue)


Have you ever had or witnessed a dive emergency? It is important for all divers, no matter what the level Have you ever had or witnessed a dive emergency? It is important for all divers that we know how to identify a medical problem during or after a dive, and know how to proceed. This goes equally for ourselves and for our fellow divers.

We have invited Dr. David Charash to give us an overview of Diving Emergencies and how to recognize them. It will include subjects such as Decompression Illness/Sickness and Arterial Gas Embolism Recognition and treatment including the role of surface 02. Hyperbaric and in water recompression treatments will also be discussed.



Dr. David Charash is an expert in the field of Diving Medicine. He is the Medical Director of Wound Care Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a Certified Medical Fitness Diving Examiner as well as a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) Diving Medicine Physician. Dr. Charash is also a Divers Alert Network Referral Physician, and a DAN Instructor. He has an exclusive medical practice in Ridgefield, CT that specializes in the medical care, health and the wellbeing for the diving community. His practice provides medical evaluation and consultation for divers no matter whether they are recreational or commercial divers; medical clearance for diving; evaluation of injured divers; return to diving after an injury or surgery; dive team training and education.

Dr. Charash speaks locally and nationally on the many aspects of diving medicine.

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  • Bob T.

    Mats, finally going to make it, because my Spanish class will be cumpleo. :-)
    I'd be interested it what he says about more advanced training like DAN responder, NYS 1st. Responder, etc.

    January 13, 2014

  • Maude K.

    Sadly, I have class that night....

    January 13, 2014

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