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DAN Publishes Travelers Medical Guide
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 10, 2022 @ 09:00 PM (EST)

Divers Alert Network (DAN) has released the newest edition of its free Travelers Medical Guide, which is designed to assist divers manage travel-related illnesses and injuries. It explains common symptoms, illnesses, and treatments, providing not just general information but also tailored advice for specific scenarios encountered while traveling.

The 191-page guide is written by Petar J. Denoble, M.D. and James Chimiak, M.D. The sections include: Planning and Preparedness, Disorders Caused by Travel, Illnesses Travelers Might Encounter, Traveling When Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness, Travel Related Injuries, Key First Aid Principles, and Assembling a Travel Medical Kit.

Download the guide here, and if you want to find out about becoming a DAN member—something we’d very highly recommend—check out the website, www.dan.org.


DAN Travelers Medical Guide Now Available

DURHAM, NC – April 6, 2022 – Divers Alert Network® has published the latest edition of its Travelers Medical Guide. Created to help divers, boaters, and adventure travelers recognize and manage various travel-related illnesses and injuries, this digital guide explains common symptoms, illnesses, and treatments in an easy-to-understand manner.

“DAN members are active explorers, and they know that traveling the world requires knowledge and preparation,” said DAN president and CEO Bill Ziefle. “This new edition of the Travelers Medical Guide was designed to help our members stay safe wherever they go.” A benefit of DAN membership, the guide provides general information as well as targeted advice for specific travel situations. With topics ranging from packing tips to instructions for conducting an on-site neurological examination, the guide is intended to help people prevent, recognize, and manage travel-related illnesses and injuries.

Drawing on DAN’s decades of experience managing emergencies, the Travelers Medical Guide is packed with information of practical interest to divers and travelers. Review it before you depart, and bookmark the most relevant sections for easy access. A glossary and a list of acronyms and abbreviations appear at the back of the guide for quick reference. Whether you’re planning a trip, expanding your knowledge, or facing a challenging situation in a remote area, DAN’s Travelers Medical Guide can help.

Download the guide or join DAN today.

About DAN:

The world’s most recognized and respected dive safety organization, Divers Alert Network (DAN) has remained committed to the health and well-being of divers for 40 years. The organization’s research, medical services and global-response programs create an extensive network that supports divers with vital services such as injury prevention, educational programs and lifesaving evacuations. Every year, hundreds of thousands of divers around the world look to DAN as their dive safety organization. Join the DAN community or learn more at DAN.org.



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