Fitness to dive
BS-AC members must complete an annual medical self-certification form and return it to the Diving Officer / Membership Officer. If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the health questions on the form, you should consult a medical referee for a decision on whether and how you may dive. A copy of the form is available from the BS-AC website (link).
First Aid for Divers
BS-AC have a skill development course in first aid, which is run in the club. Course contents can be found on the BS-AC website (link).
Life support guidelines
[previously called ‘resuscitation’ guidelines]
Avoidance, symptoms and treatment of decompression illness are covered in the BS-AC diver training courses. Some precautions on avoiding DCI can be found on this site here, and a very long page on hydration for divers here.
An excellent resource for information on diving medicine is the book ‘Diving Medicine for Scuba Divers’ (Edmonds et al) available free as a pdf here.