Thursday, 7 June 2007

New Book, SCUBA DIVING SAFETY Just Released

Dan Orr and Eric Douglas from Divers Alert Network collaborate on impressive new book for divers of all levels.

Like all adventure sports, scuba diving comes with risk, but with proper preparation, these can be minimized. A new resource, Scuba Diving Safety, provides up-to-date safety and rescue information for today’s evolving diving world. This vital reference arms serious and advance divers with buddy and self rescue techniques, first aid advice, and safety recommendations for virtually any type of dive location or scenario. Novice divers can benefit from real-life scenarios and lessons learned while diving.







Through this easy-to-understand guide, scuba enthusiasts will learn about the full range of dive environments and safety precautions. They will find rescue techniques for surface and underwater situations, open-water resuscitation, and removing a diver from water. Included are strategies for avoiding and surviving entanglements, currents and dams, overhead environments, faulty or damaged equipment, and dangerous marine life.

Veteran dive instructors and safety personnel Dan Orr and Eric Douglas share real-life situations and resolutions that bring instruction to life and make Scuba Diving Safety an essential resource for anyone involved in underwater exploration.

Dan Orr is president and CEO of the Divers Alert Network (DAN). He has authored, coauthored, or reviewed more than 15 books and manuals on scuba and various aspects of scuba safety and rescue.

Eric Douglas is director of training at DAN, where he researches and develops dive safety training programs. He is also a diver medical technologist, a dive instructor, and master trainer for first aid and basic life support.

Contents

Safety Planning

Chapter 1. Safety and Prevention

Chapter 2. Equipment Use and Maintenance

Chapter 3. Emergency Assistance Plans and Evacuation

Chapter 4. Emergency Recognition and Prevention

Rescue Techniques

Chapter 5. Missing Diver Search

Chapter 6. Surface Rescue Techniques

Chapter 7. Underwater Rescue Techniques

Chapter 8. Open-Water Resuscitation

Chapter 9. Towing and Removal From Water

Chapter 10. Dry-Land Resuscitation

Chapter 11. Diving First Aid

Special Environments and Situations

Chapter 12. Currents and Dams

Chapter 13. Overheads and Entanglements

Chapter 14. Dangerous Marine Life

Chapter 15. Freediving

1 comment:

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