Wilderness: Decompression Illness (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Decompression Sickness Treatment
When to Seek Medical Care for Decompression Sickness
For More Information about Decompression Sickness
Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Decompression Illness
Divers Alert Network (DAN), About DAN
MedlinePlus, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
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Although decompression sickness (DCS), a complex resulting from changed barometric pressure, includes high-altitude–related and aerospace-related events, this article focuses on decompression associated with the sudden decrease in pressures during underwater ascent, usually occurring during free or assisted dives.