A technical diving-related burns case: treatment in a remote location

Fiona Sharp, Martin Sayer

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Injuries suffered as a result of a rebreather oxygen explosion and fire occurred to a diver on vacation in the island state of Chuuk, Micronesia. The medical and logistical management of the diver in a remote location are described. The mechanism of both the fire and the subsequent blast and burn injuries are discussed. Prevention of and preparation for such incidents are discussed in the context of the increasing frequency of dive and adventure travel to remote areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalDiving and Hyperbaric Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • Burns; Fire or explosion; First aid; Medical kits; Rebreathers/closed circuit; Remote locations; Case reports


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