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What is IMSAFE?
What are the four types of Hypoxia?
What is hypoxic?
Lack of oxygen supply (high altitude)
What is hypemic?
Blood is unable to carry sufficient to cells (deficiency in blood, anemia, carbon Monoxide poisoning)
What is stagnant?
The body is unable to circulate the blood (stroke, G's, etc)
What is Histotoxic?
Cells are unable to properly use the oxygen (drugs, alcohol, poison)
What is hyperventilation?
Too much oxygen, not enough CO2.
How do you correct Hypervention?
Breathe into bag, talk out loud, slow breathing
- Vestibular disorientation can produce severe and intense feelings of instability
- Symptoms are general discomfort, paleness, nausea, dizziness, sweating, and vomiting
How to correct airsickness
- Head back and relax
- keep passengers informed
- open air vents
- focus on objects outside the plane
What are the rules for flight after scuba diving?
- 12 hours after a single dive
- 24 after multiple days or repetitive diving
What is decompression sickness?
Nitrogen absorbed by the blood during scuba diving. returning to the surface too quickly can cause the nitrogen to bubble