RTO # 40833

60SEC043 Decompression Illness: An Overview

60SEC043 Decompression Illness: An Overview

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This brief workshop titled “Decompression Illness: An Overview” provides a comprehensive look at decompression illness (DCI), a condition resulting from inadequate decompression following exposure to increased pressure. It covers the pathophysiology of DCI, including both decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and the importance of prompt recognition and treatment with recompression therapy. The session aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to identify and manage DCI, emphasizing the critical role of early intervention in preventing long-term complications.

Course Fees

Full Course Fee:



  • All learning material for this unit is provided via our online learning portal and all equipment is provided for the practical assessments.
  • A learner undertaking this course will require a specific skill level in Language, Literacy and Numeracy.

    The course has been assessed as requiring the following Australian Core Skills Framework levels:

    • Learning – Level 2
    • Reading – Level 2
    • Writing – Level 2
    • Oral Communication – Level 1
    • Numeracy – Level 1