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DMAC Guidance

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The work of the Diving Medical Advisory Committee is reflected in its series of guidance notes concerning various aspects of diving and diving medical practice. All current guidance is available for downloading free of charge - see the list of documents below, which includes details of superseded and withdrawn publications.

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  Code Title Current Date
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 01 Aide-mémoire for recording and transmission of medical data to shore Rev. 1 Jul 2015
Click to download as a PDF document Guide Electronic DMAC 01 instructions - Using Comments in Adobe Reader   Aug 2015
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 02 In-water diver monitoring   Feb 1979
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 03 Accidents with high-pressure water jets   Jan 1981
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 04 Oxygen content in open circuit bail-out bottles for heliox saturation diving Rev. 2 May 2016
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 05 Recommendation on minimum level of O2 in helium supplied offshore   Jan 1981
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 06 The effects of sonar transmission on commercial diving activities Rev. 1 Jun 2010
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 07 Recommendations for flying after diving Rev. 1 Mar 2001
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 08 Thermal stress in relation to diving (Report of a workshop held in March 1981)   Mar 1981
 *  DMAC 09 Fitness to dive after neurological decompression sickness    
 *  DMAC 10 Medical standards for ADS pilots, submersible crew and passengers    
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 11 Provision of first aid and the training of divers, supervisors and members of dive teams in first aid Rev. 1 Nov 2001
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 12 Safe diving distance from seismic surveying operations Rev. 1 Jul 2011
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 13 Guidance on assessing fitness to return to diving after decompression illness Rev. 1 Oct 1994
 *  DMAC 14 Medical equipment to be held at the site of a diving operation DMAC 15  
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 15 Medical equipment to be held at the site of an offshore diving operation Rev. 4 Dec 2014
 *  DMAC 16 Saturation chamber hygiene DMAC 26  
 *  DMAC 17 The training and refresher training of doctors involved in the examination and treatment of professional divers DMAC 29  
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 18 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Commercial Diving Rev. 1 Dec 2010
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 19 The effects of water vapour on diver physiology Rev. 1 Nov 1990
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 20 Duration of bell lockouts Rev. 1 Nov 1997
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 21 Guidance on the duration of saturation exposures and surface intervals between saturations Rev. 2 Jun 2006
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 22 Proximity to a recompression chamber after surfacing   Oct 1992
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 23 The use of heliox in treating decompression sickness Rev. 1 Jun 2014
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 24 Differential diagnosis   Nov 1993
 *  DMAC 25 Recommendations for the provision of emergency care for the seriously ill or injured diver when in saturation DMAC 28  
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 26 Saturation diving chamber hygiene Rev. 1 Jan 2016
 *  DMAC 27 An industry standard for the provision of equipment for emergency medical care in saturation diving systems DMAC 28  
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 28 The provision of emergency medical care for divers in saturation Rev. 2 Dec 2014
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 29 Approval of diving medicine courses Rev. 2 Jan 2014
Click to download as a Word document DMAC 29 Approval of diving medicine courses - Checklist only Rev. 2 Jan 2014
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 30 Management in divers of osteonecrosis at Ficat stage 1   Jan 2007
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 31 Accelerated emergency decompression (AED) from saturation   Mar 2013
Click to download as a PDF document Workshop Accelerated emergency decompression from saturation in commercial diving operations (Report of a workshop held in April 2011)   Mar 2013
Click to download as a PDF document DMAC 32 Guidance on dealing with the body of a deceased diver in saturation   Jan 2014
Click to download as a PDF document Workshop Improving diver safety current medical issues (Report of a workshop held in October 2014)   Mar 2016

* = Document withdrawn and supserseded by that noted to the right.

Position statements - The committee has also issued the following statements of position:

External Documents of Interest to DMAC

While the documents listed below are of interest to DMAC it should be noted that they are not DMAC documents and the Diving Medical Advisory Committee takes no responsibility for the contents:

Page updated June 2017