February 2017

The popular textbook on diving medicine designed for the practicing physician as a clinical reference has been updated to the 4th edition. The text is available at most book stores and on-line book sellers. Details of the book's contents can be found under books. Home

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February 2017


The Temple Underwater Medicine program for 2017 was held from January 14 to 21 at Little Cayman Beach Resort in Little Cayman, BWI. The Academic program can be found under Education Programs. The 2017 program finished the annual series of lectures. This was the 43rd and final year of the program that included lectures on basic diving physics and physiology, diagnosis and management of diving related disorders, marine injury and toxicology, and fitness for diving. We are grateful to our many past participants, and the 2017 faculty: Dr. Tom Neuman, Dr. Frank Butler, Dr. Nelson Wolf and Dr Fred Bove, and the program organization by Sandy Bove Home













February 2017

 Physicians who are experts in diving medicine have achieved recognition through a board examination for added qualifications in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. Each year, the American Board of Preventive Medicine announced the physicians who passed the certifying examination given in November of the previous year. The names of physicians who are certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine can be found on the ABPM web site. Physicians who are certified in any of the specialties represented by the American Board of Medical Specialties were eligible to take the examination. The American Board of Preventive Medicine gave a previous diving medicine qualifying examination to physicians certified in Preventive Medicine. The new examination is available to all board certified physicians, regardless of specialty, and requires expertise in both diving medicine and hyperbaric medicine. Home























March 2017

 There is a special mask that can be used to keep the ears dry and allow a person with a perforated eardrum to dive. This is a mask that incorporates water tight ear covers. The covers are connected to the mask to equalize pressure inside the covers, and they seal around the ears to prevent water from getting into the ear canal. The mask is the Proear 2000. We have had a chance to test the mask on more than 40 dives, and find it works well, but needs attention during donning to be sure the fit is correct. Another diver is needed to get the ear covers positioned correctly, and remove hair from under the seal. Divers with long hair need their hair trimmed from around the ears to get a good seal. The mask works well for those with perforated eardrums, and will allow you to dive with a perforation. It is not recommended for use during a training course. A new diver will need special training in use of the mask. You can obtain more information from the proear 2000 website


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February 2017

Our 2017 Temple Underwater Medicine program was held at the Little Cayman Beach Resort in January of this year. The faculty (Dr. Frank Butler, Dr. Tom Neuman, Dr. Nelson Wolf, Dr. Fred Bove) provided an excellent review of Diving Medicine, Fitness for Diving and Marine injuries and toxicology during the week long program. The photo of the 2017 group can be found below. Home