Shallow Water Blackout

Abstract: Shallow water blackout is a loss of consciousness caused by cerebral hypoxia towards the end of a breath-hold dive in shallow water. It is typically caused by hyperventilating just before a dive, which lowers the carbon dioxide (CO2) level and delays the diver’s urge to breathe. This activity reviews the role of the healthcare team in the prevention and treatment of this condition.

Citation: Bart, R. M., & Lau, H. (2020). Shallow Water Blackout.

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