Monday, March 10, 2008

Free DVD from Divers Alert Network

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) has produced a new instructional/safety DVD about decompression illness and what to do if you suspect a diver has it, and is giving it away free to dive centers and clubs.

Joel Dovenbarger, Vice President of DAN Medical Services, said the best way for all divers to learn comes from the experiences of other divers. "This new DVD from DAN will help divers recognize the signs and symptoms of a variety of dive-related issues and be better prepared to respond appropriately," Dovenbarger said.

Dive centers or dive clubs can request the free DVD from DAN. It features a 40-minute presentation by Marty McCafferty, DAN Medical Informational Specialist. Use the DVD as part of your dive training programs, at your next dive club meeting or at dive gatherings.


DAN wants to educate divers in recognizing DCI and seeking immediate medical evaluation, which improves and shortens the treatment and reduces the chances of long-term problems. The risk of DCI increases as divers dive deeper, stay down longer, ascend faster, or shorten their surface intervals.

To order call DAN Membership Services at +1-919-684-2948 or 1-800-446-2671 (from the U.S. or Canada) and ask for:

Title: I May Be Bent… Now What? with Marty McCafferty
Run time: 40 minutes
Product code: 171-0000
Cost: FREE

Be sure to pass this on to appropriate outlets in your dive circle.

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