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SSI Accident management flowchart poorly designed

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by franciscogalarza, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. CosbySweater

    CosbySweater Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Jupiter, FL
    UX = User experience.

    Who is we? EMTs or others trained in first response?

    Unless you respond to emergencies for a living, flow charts, if done correctly, are very helpful in facilitating the correct response to a relatively rare occurrence such as a real dive emergency. As the OP said it's one reason they are used extensively in aviation - to facilitate a correct response to a rare occurrence such as a major system failure in flight.

    A flow chart is no replacement for training, but it can (and has proven to be - at least in the aviation world) helpful during real emergencies. It can also be used as a training aid.

    However, SSI definitely missed the mark on this. It's horrendous.
  2. 1atm

    1atm DIR Practitioner

    I’m fully with @franciscogalarza on this one. Check lists and flow charts are super useful, it has been proven time and again. My favorite example is this study by the WHO Surgical checklist cuts deaths by 40%, study reveals that showed simple checklists for surgical procedures reduce death rates by 40% !!! Just remind yourself, these are to help highly trained, highly skilled surgeons that are clearly aware of the responsibility at their hands. If they can benefit, surely the benefit be manifold for someone who does a procedure once in a blue moon, whatever the procedure may be.

    And yes, the SSI chart is terrible - despite the noble intention.

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