Posted by MHK on May 06, 2001 at 12:10:32:
In Reply to: Re: Deep air and the helium effect posted by Steve on May 06, 2001 at 11:26:45:
You have it pretty much correct but I think you don't have it 100% right.. We do put a tender and (under certain conditions a paramedic and/or doctor) inside the chamber with the patient. You are correct that a doctor isn't always at the chamber, but often times as the patient is in route so to is the doctor. But the decisions, to the extent possible, do NOT get made inside the chamber.. That's not to say that if a doctor is inside he won't make a medical decision in an emergency, but more often that not he is transported, via the lock, in and out and does also have the ability, or another doctor has the ability to monitor the events via the monitor..
But unless there is an emergency situation the decisions get made OUTSIDE, as in NOT at depth when impairment is an issue..
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