DAN publishes a traveler’s medical guide

Divers Alert Network (DAN) has released the latest edition of its free medical guide for travelers, designed to help divers manage travel-related illnesses and injuries. It explains common symptoms, illnesses and treatments, providing not only general information but also personalized advice for specific scenarios encountered while traveling.

The 191-page guide is authored by Petar J. Denoble, MD and James Chimiak, MD Sections include: Planning and Preparation, Travel Disorders, Illnesses Travelers May Encounter, Traveling if Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness , Travel Injuries, First Aid Principles Key and Assembling a Travel Medical Kit.

Download the guide here, and if you want to learn more about DAN membership, which we highly recommend, check out the website www.dan.org.


The DAN Travelers medical guide is now available

DURHAM, NC – April 6, 2022 – Divers Alert Network® has released the latest edition of its Travelers Medical Guide. Created to help scuba 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 way.

“DAN members are active explorers and know that traveling the world takes knowledge and preparation,” said Bill Ziefle, DAN President and CEO. “This new edition of the Traveller’s Medical Guide has been 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 performing an on-site neurological exam, the guide is intended to help people prevent, recognize and manage travel-related illnesses and injuries.

Drawing on DAN’s decades of experience in emergency management, the Traveller’s Medical Guide is packed with information of practical interest to divers and travelers alike. Review it before you leave and mark the most relevant sections for easy access. A glossary and a list of acronyms and abbreviations are included at the end of the guide for quick reference. Whether you’re planning a trip, learning more, or dealing with a difficult situation in a remote area, DAN’s Travel Medical Guide can help.

Download the guide or join DAN today.

About Dan:

The most recognized and respected dive safety organization in the world, 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. Each year, hundreds of thousands of divers around the world consider DAN to be their dive safety organization. Join the DAN community or learn more at DAN.org.

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