DCIEM/CANADIAN FORCES AIR DECOMPRESSION TABLES AND PROCEDURES

Authors
  1. Nishi, R.Y.
  2. Hobson, B.A.
  3. Lauckner, G.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The new air decompression tables presented here have been developed by the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM) for use by the Canadian Forces. Based on over 20 years of decompression research at DCIEM, these tables provide a more conservative approach to decompression procedures than those currently published by the United States Navy and the Royal Navy. Selected profiles were tested extensively using the Doppler ultrasonic bubble detector as an aid to assessing the severity of the decompression stress produced by these tables. These tables were tested in a hyperbaric chamber with wet-working divers in cold water at 10 Celsius as well as with dry-resting divers. No realistic decompression procedures can totally eliminate the occurrence of decompression sickness. However, these tables are believed to be safer than most existing tables.
Report Number
DCIEM-86-R-35 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1985
Number of Pages
28
DSTKIM No
87-00104
CANDIS No
48957
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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