Dr. Welder is a board-certified anesthesia with extensive Dive and Maritime medicine training and experience, including Dive Master, Platinum 1000 diver, and enriched Air nitrox. He was the pioneer of the USU Dive Medicine and Water Rescue program. He has conducted over 1800 dives in his lifetime.
In this short, clinically focused episode, we discuss the Drowning Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) published by the Joint Trauma System and his real-world experience preparing for and providing dive medical care. We discuss the common issues around drowning, unique aspects of drowning care prehospital and during hospitalization, and other maritime conditions not covered by the CPG.
Dr. Welder is an operation medicine expert and developed the operational readiness programs of study for Dive Medicine, Military Mountain Medicine Course, Cold Weather Medicine, and Avalanche 1 at the Uniformed Services University in 2016. He is a certified Divemaster and a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He received the Diploma in Mountain Medicine and Dive and Marine Medicine diploma and was inducted into the prestigious Explorers Club in 2018.
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