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Medical Clearance: Dr. Lance Davis' Dive Safety & Dive Medicine Video Series

By MRD

The SCIAA Dive Safety Control Board strives to ensure all SCIAA divers and our volunteers adhere to safe dive practices whenever we're in the field.  Lance Davis is a physician who is board certified in Family Medicine, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.  Lance serves on the SCIAA Dive Safety Control Board and is a DAN referral physician as the director of the regional HBO emergency chamber for divers. Dr. Lance has performed medical clearance exams for the SCIAA MRD dive team for the last several years and he is responsible for medical clearance of the vast majority of organizational SCUBA divers in the Charleston, SC region. 

The Dive Safety page of Dr. Lance's website is updated with documents, videos, links and other information to increase awareness and safety in the dive community.  Video topics include information about emergency action plans, how to access the hyperbaric unit for evaluation and treatment, field management of marine and dive-related medical problems, among many other topics. In adhering to and promoting to safe diving, we want to share these materials with the Hobby Diver community. 

 We encourage all of our volunteers and licensees in the Hobby Diver Program to check out these resources on his website via the links above. In future publications, we will feature some of these videos in this section of the newsletter.