Hospitals & Services
The Christchurch Hyperbaric Medicine Unit provides a 24 hour acute service for NZ south of Taupo, on request from emergency departments, ambulance and general practice.
For medical assistance contact:
Diver Emergency Service: 0800 4DES 111
First Aid For Diving Emergencies.pdf
Before diving, take a few minutes to review the safety training learned during SCUBA training courses.
Diving Equipment checks
Emergency Equipment checks
Some areas to review are:
Predisposition to Decompression Illness (DCI)
Planning a dive
1.Safety of Rescuer(s)2.Basic Life Support3.Posture4.Oxygen5.Rest and protect6.Observe and record7.Consult8.Specific Care9.Evacuate as indicated10.Secure diving equipment
Information for DES (0800 4 DES 111 or 09 445 8454)
Please bring to the hospital
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