Category: Medicals

Immersionary Pulmonary Oedema (IPO) – INM Guidance

Knowledge of Immersionary Pulmonary Oedema has been increasing in recent years. The Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) has published the following information that all divers should be aware of: IPO is a life-threatening condition that can develop during a dive

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Over the Counter Medication & Fitness to Dive

Diving Safety Memorandum 09/18 has just been released and provides information on the impact Over The Counter (OTC) medication can have on fitness to dive.  In particular there are issues with Sidenafil (Viagra) and other drugs, which cause a similar effect

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Diving Medicals for Reservists

We’re aware that members of the reserves have been struggling to obtain service diving medicals through service sources.  This seems to particularly be a problem with members of University Officer Training Corps (UOTCs). Following a discussion with SO1 Reserves in Defence

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Changes to AT Diving Medicals

We’ve just received advanced notification that the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) intends to make changes to the policy for AT service diving medicals.  This is likely to appear in the next version of BR1750A which should be published in Autumn 2014.

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