Credit Hours: 40
License: MD, DO, DPM (Florida only), RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHT, CHRN
is approved by the UHMS & NBDHMT as an Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine and intended for a wide audience of health care providers involved in advanced wound care management, including the physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, registered respiratory therapist, physical therapist, physician's assistant, EMT's and paramedics. This intense four day, 40-hour live course
GOALS and OBJECTIVES
The goals and objectives of this jointly provided Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine CME Program are:
Provide a rigorous Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine addressing the key fundamental elements and concepts which will assist the participant in practicing hyperbaric medicine, safely and effectively.
Demonstrate the importance of team training in the hyperbaric environment including safely operating the hyperbaric equipment and performing emergency drills.
Provide the participant with the opportunity to perform non-invasive vascular studies and understand the important role of PtcO2 in determining the opportunity for wound healing.
of the Introductory Courses in Hyperbaric Medicine the participants should be able to: At the conclusion
Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements associated with hyperbaric pressure and treatment through homework, practical application discussions, Q/A's and a final examination at end of the end of the course.
Demonstrate knowledge in applying PtcO2 electrodes in the correct tissue areas to determine tissue PO2 and verbalize the results based on the Transcutaneous Oximetry in Clinical Practice: Consensus statements from an expert panel based on evidence.
TOPICS covered in this course include:
Anatomy and wound healing physiology
Wound care etiology, diagnosis and management algorithms
Assessment and classification of acute and chronic wounds and applicability of hyperbaric medicine
Proper wound assessment and documentation
Discuss factors that impede wound healing
Clinical algorithms and scientific management of problem wounds
Orientation to the many different types of dressing categories and their use in hyperbaric medicine
History of Hyperbaric Medicine
Hyperbaric Physics and Physiology
Mechanisms of Hyperbaric Oxygen
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Accepted Indications
Contraindications, Potential Complications and Side Effects
Air Decompression Procedures
Patient Assessment & Management
Hyperbaric Safety & Emergency Procedures
The Econimics and Payment Systems Associated with Hyperbaric Medicine
Patient Management and the Role of the Supervising Professional
Diving Injuries and Dive/Decompression Tables
PtcO2's Role in Defining Tissue Hypoxia or Ischemia in the Potential Patient
Documentation and Quality Assurance Measures
Hyperbaric Equipment Orientation
See the list of UPCOMING EVENTS below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine right for me? (Article)
In this article you'll find some of the tough questions we get asked about the Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine (ICHM) - along with our honest answers.
We'll tell you everything about the program and what it takes so you can make the best enrollment decision for you.
4 Benefits of Hyperbaric Team Training at Your Facility (Video)
We get a lot of questions from hospital administrators and clinic directors asking what makes our Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine unique. While there are many benefits to hosting hyperbaric team training through Wound Care Education Partners (WCEP), we have broken out the four most valuable reasons why hosting a live, classroom-based Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine with WCEP may be right for your facility. Watch this short, insightful video to find answers before you book hyperbaric team training with any organization.
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