Decompression sickness when scuba diving in a South Pacific country
A Japanese tourist on vacation became a serious decompression illness during scuba diving.
There it was not possible to give him a hyperbaric oxygen therapy which is the efficacious treatment for decompression sickness. Therefore, we needed to transport the patient to Australia which was near.
But as the commercial flight will cause big difference in the air pressure, we immediately had decided to arrange an Air Ambulance*. With this Air Ambulance, we had safely brought him along to an Australian hospital without a big change in the air pressure.
*Air Ambulance: an air transportation for medical services furnished with ICU equipment