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Food for thought... Syringes

Discussion in 'Ideas and Stories' started by vablackwater, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. vablackwater

    vablackwater Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Central VA
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    We were operational on a search last week. One of the tenders realized that in the areas we had covered, uncapped and "dirty" syringes started to float up.

    Food for thought, what is the appropriate response of the dive team during an active search? Abort or maintain the op? What aspects of the risk/ benefit would you need to address as a diver or as an IC? If you continue the op, what contingencies do you put in place for a puncture/ needle stick?



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