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Royal Navy Treatment Table 66

Royal Navy Treatment Table 66

Royal Navy Treatment Table 66

  • Treatment table 66 (US navy T9) may be used for the following conditions:
    • Residual symptoms remaining after an initial treatment for decompression illness (DCI)
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning cases whose condition preclude long absences from critical medical care

  • Treatment table 66 is also the primary table used for elective therapy treatments (HBO) such as:
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Radiation tissue damage
    • Skin grafts and flaps
    • Some thermal burns
    • Enhancement of healing in problem wounds
    • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
    • Crush injury
    • Compartment syndrome
    • Acute Trauma Ischemia
    • Sports Injuries

  • Procedure:
    1. Descend to 14msw over 5 minutes (being prepared to halt treatment for ear equalisation problems)
    2. Treatment time starts at 14msw
    3. Tender breathes oxygen for the last 10 minutes and the ascent to the surface

  • The reduced depth of this table allows it to be used repeatedly (sometimes twice daily) for longer periods making it ideal not only for the re-treatment of decompression sickness symptoms (DCS) but for elective patients who may require 40 or more treatments.

See also:

Royal Navy Treatment Table 62

Often the first treatment used.

Royal Navy Treatment Table 61

Often used for divers who have missed decompression stops but do not have symptoms of Decompression Sickness (DCS).

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