Medical Specialist: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Undersea and hyperbaric medicine is a subspecialty of emergency medicine. After completion of medical school, a doctor pursues three additional...

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Medical Specialist: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Undersea and hyperbaric medicine is a subspecialty of emergency medicine. After completion of medical school, a doctor pursues three additional years of training in an emergency-medicine residency focusing on the care and treatment of people with acute, life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Emergency-medicine specialists then participate in an additional one to two years of fellowship training in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and are experts in treating:

Associated Diseases

  • Diving injuries
  • Decompression illness
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Gas gangrene
  • Radiation burns
  • Burns
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Non-healing wounds

Reference:

American Board of Medical Specialties 2006-2008.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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