Accession Number : AD0635595

Title :   RESIDUAL NITROGEN IN MEDICAL OFFICERS PARTICIPATING IN SUBMARINE ESCAPE TRAINING.

Descriptive Note : Memo. rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL CENTER GROTON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Terry, Lewis

Report Date : 02 MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Tissue nitrogen accumulation in medical offiers participating in submarine escape training is a factor that must be considered in the event that it becomes necessary for that officer to institute therapy for a training casualty. There is a tendency for tissue nitrogen to be equilibrated at a partial pressure of 36 feet of sea water. Adequate decompression of the medical officer with this tissue nitrogen accumulation is afforded by the Standard U. S. Navy Treatment Tables; however, when U. S. Navy Decompression Tables are used, it is recommended that the docter be given a residual time of 15 minutes at 165 feet. The Oxygen Treatment Tables do not compromise the decompression of the medical officer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, DECOMPRESSION), (*SUBMARINE ESCAPE, *NAVAL TRAINING), (*NITROGEN, TISSUES(BIOLOGY)), NAVAL PERSONNEL, SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, THERAPY, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Stress Physiology
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE