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Thoracic and Pulmonary Issues in Diving 


Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 8am - 5:00pm
Posted: 12-4-23
(subject to change)

The Thoracic and Pulmonary Issues in Diving pre-course will present the current understanding of diving related pulmonary and thoracic (P&T) issues using the most current diving medical guidance. Injury management, fitness to dive determination, best diagnostic practice and pathophysiology will be covered.  P&T issues specific to the type of diving will be outlined. Identifying differences among various diving medical authorities will also be included. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Imaging
  • Surgical and Traumatic Injuries
  • Work of Breath/Lung Mechanics
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Acute Non-fatal Drowning/Aspiration
  • Chest Pain
  • Asthma, exercise/cold induced
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Infection
  • Autopsy Findings

2024 Thoracic and Pulmonary Issues in Diving Pre-course

Event Properties

Event Start Date 06-12-2024
Event End Date 06-12-2024
Location Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Qtr - Astor
Categories UHMS Directly Provided Course

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Jim Chimiak






Jim Chimiak, MD


Course Wrap Up, Q/A