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** ECHM-EUBS position on recreational and professional diving after the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

As the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, while not over, seems to allow a gradual return to normal economic and recreational activities, including recreational and professional diving, EUBS and ECHM now issue an official Position Statement on the return to diving activities and the implications of SARS-CoV2 infection or possibility of contamination. Please …

** COVID-19: ECHM-EUBS Position Statement on the use of HBOT for treatment of COVID-19 patients

In response to the current and ongoing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM) and EUBS have issued a new Position Statement on the use of HBOT as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. This Statement complements our previous Position Statement on “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in multiplace hyperbaric chambers …

** R.I.P. Richard D. Vann

Dr. Richard D. Vann, Ph.D. 1941-17 April 2020 Richard D. Vann, Ph.D., was an esteemed scientist interested in the effects of special environments on the physiology and safety of divers, mountaineers, aviators and astronauts. He was associated with diving for more than 60 years as a diving officer at Ocean …

** Next issue of DHM in the mail !

  The March 2020 issue of DHM has been published, and is accessible to all EUBS members. For instructions on how to access the Journal, please see here. Those EUBS members that have selected a membership with Print Service will receive a properly printed paper copy in their mailbox within the next 2 …

** COVID-19: EUBS-ECHM Position Statement on diving activities

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts not only the general healthcare system but also ambulance and first aid providers, there is a general agreement that risk-taking activities and sports should take this situation into account. EUBS and ECHM now issue an official Position Statement on the advisability of (recreational and professional) diving activities and …

** COVID-19: ECHM Position Statement on HBOT

In response to the current and ongoing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM) has issued guidelines and recommendations for hyperbaric centres. The hyperbaric treatment environment creates unique challenges and risks, that need to be considered and evaluated, besides the general recommendations issued by local, national and …

** Fiona Sharp R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that the EUBS ExCom – and all of her friends in our society – pay tribute to Dr Fiona Sharp, who died on October 17 during a rebreather dive off the coast of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Fiona was our Australian ‘anchor’, her joyful, witty, loud, crazy …

** GDPR compliance – EUBS Privacy Policy

The Data Protection Directive (officially Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data) is a European Union directive adopted in 1995 which regulates the processing of personal data within the European Union. It is an important component of EU privacy and human rights …

** Open Letter to American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association has made clear their intention on releasing a Professional Practice Committee statement, recommeding against the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in diabetic wounds. “The PPC reviewed the available data on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in 2016 and did not identify enough supporting data on …