Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Review For Physicians

9780930406172: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Review For Physicians

Information physicians need to work in hyperbaric medicine and understand test questions for the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine physician board exam.

Organized, easily readable, and extensive compendium of diving medicine, physiology, history, practice, physics, and clinical hyperbaric treatment of diving and non-diving conditions.

All 13 approved indications for clinical hyperbaric oxygen treatment with chamber protocols, chamber equipment, codes, fire safety, patient safety, and regulations.

Sample test questions in each area with answers and step by step mathematical calculations and explanations.

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About the Author:

Dr. Jolie Bookspan is a sports medicine specialist and research physiologist in environmental physiology- how the human body works during in heat, cold, altitude, immersion, high G-forces, injury states, weightlessness, and how to perform better in these environments, an interest that began as a child when she watched her grandfather, the oldest member of the "Icebergs" walk over snow and ice to go swimming every day.

After serving in the Army she became a scientist for the USNavy. She did a fellowship in cold immersion, and a post-doc in altitude decompression. She's lived, studied, and worked in sites from an underwater laboratory to the mountains and deserts of India, Nepal, Asia, and Northern Africa, is advisor to The Discovery Channel and the Philadelphia Police Training Department, was researcher at the U. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine analyzing oxygen toxicity research - studies on hyperbaric, hypoxic, and hypercapnic response to rest and exercise, and was professor of anatomy at a college in the mountains of Mexico where the entrance exam was getting up the mountain without a nosebleed. She has written six books, including medical textbooks and popular health books. Among her many popular magazine columns is her forensic medical education column for the Vidocq Society, an international forensic think-tank, whose members are by invitation only.

Most people know Dr. Bookspan as a serious scientist, but few know that her father taught her to dive in the Hudson River in the 1960's, she made two Olympic bids as a swimmer, has a black belt in karate, and had 14 fights in the ring as an amateur boxer. Left paralyzed in a military accident, she rehabbed with her own methods while doctors insisted she accept she would never walk. Two months after walking again, she was a passenger in a 4-car crash, injuring her more seriously than before. She walked again years later, against all expectations.


"Fantastic review! It is concise, complete, and well organized. The perfect tool to ace the Board Exam." -- Laurie Beth Gesell, MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

"The essential starting block from which you should direct your preparation for the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine subspecialty board examination." -- Jim Caruso, MD, FCAP, US Navy Diving Medical Officer

Very useful and informative material for personnel staffing active hospital based hyperbaric medicine units. -- Keith van Meter, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine

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