Hyperbaric Medicine Courses
The goals of this intense 0.75-hour course are to educate the audience as to the pathophysiological impact of carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning on the bodyâs systems and treatment options including the pharmacological benefit of hyperbaric medicine as a primary treatment modality.0.75RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CHT, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHRNOnline12 weeks
This package contains NBDHMT approved Category A CEU courses to meet re-certification requirements for CHT and CHRN.
As per the NBDHMT CHT Resource Manual, CHTs are required to complete a minimum of 12 Category A CEU hours specific to undersea, hyperbaric or aviation medicine each 2 years. This package fulfills that portion of the re-certification requirement.
As per the NBDHMT CHRN Resource Manual, CHRNs are required to complete a minimum of 20 Category A CEU hours specific to hyperbaric oxygen therapy each 4 years. This package fulfills that portion of the re-certification requirement.
Note: For full details of CHT re-certification requirements please consult the NBDHMT CHT Resource Manual
Note: For full details of the CHRN re-certification requirements please consult the NBDHMT CHRN Resource Manual and Study Guide
Table of Contents
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- Introduction to Decompression Theory and Tables (2.0 credit hours)
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and the Role of Hyperbaric Medicine (0.75 credit hour)
- Hyperbaric Medicine: A Historical Perspective (1.25 credit hours)
- Hyperbaric Mechanisms of Action and UHMS Indications (5.5 credit hours)
- Decompression Sickness (1.5 credit hours)
- Dive Tables and Physics of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (1.0 credit hour) (Note: Upon purchase, this will show up in your account under the title, "Pre-Course for Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine")
The goals of this intense online course are to educate the audience as to the physics & physiology effect of hyperbaric exposure and to explain the mechanism and types of injury associated with hyperbaric and diving operations. A description of the signs & symptoms and treatments of both Type I & II DCS is also included as well as defining the treatment tables for DCS & AGE.1.5RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CHT, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHRNOnline12 weeks
Video One: Hyperbaric Chamber Systems and Operations (1 hour 7 minutes)
- Acrylic Inspection and Life
- Chamber Classes
- Chamber Systems
- Gas Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Fire Suppression
Video Two: Fire Science and Safety in the Hyperbaric Environment (30 minutes)
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- Composition of Air
- Properties of Oxygen
- Medical Gas Storage
- Fire Triangle
- Types of Fires
- Extinguishing Fires Based on Type
- Conditions of Ignition
- Potential Sources for Ignition
- Contributors to Hazardous Oxygen Levels
- Personnel Exposure and Handling of Oxygen
- Risks & Mitigation for multi and monoplace chambers
At the conclusion of this presentation, each participant will be able to discuss major historical events in hyperbaric medicine, explain the evolution of the UHMS guidelines for HBO and identify other standards and guidelines.
1.25RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CHT, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHRNOnline12 weeks
- Definition of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Origins of Diving
- Landmarks in the history of hyperbaric air therapy
- Historical considerations of oxygen
- Early Hyperbaric Medicine
- Recent historical perspective
- Boerema’s Life Without Blood
The goals of this intense 5.5-hour course are to describe the mechanisms of action in hyperbaric oxygenation including the primary and secondary effects of hyperoxygenation; define the UHMS indications which represent the scientifically based accepted criteria for treatment with hyperbaric medicine; review the indication and the specific mechanism of action associated with it; define the algorithmic assessment pathway for the potential hyperbaric candidate, and define the utilization parameters associated with each indication.5.5MD, DO, DPM (FL), RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CHT, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHRNLive, Online12 weeks
The main goals of this intense ninety minute course are to review hyperbaric safety and emergency procedure development; list the regulatory agencies involved in defining hyperbaric codes, designing fire safety codes, and defining engineering standards; describe the emergency medical response for various medical emergencies; describe who is responsible for equipment maintenance and potential equipment issues; define the most effective infection control standard and to describe what resources are available in developing training standards.2.0RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CHT, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHRNOnline12 weeks
This 1.0 CE course defines the UHMS accepted indications; lists the respective ICD-9 codes used in billing for the service; reviews the documentation required and utilization parameters for HBO; define risks associated with HBO and contraindications for HBO, and defines the treatment algorithm/protocols for the various disease processes treated with HBO.1RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, RD, CRT, RRT, RCPOnline12 weeks
Preamble: This 1.0 hour credit course covers two of the most challenging topics of the "Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine" course.
This course consists of two video lectures.
Topics covered include: Dive Tables and Physics of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.
This pre-course is optional for those attending the Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine. Those who complete the precourse will receive 1.0 credit hour upon successful completion. It is strongly recommended that you do the precourse as it will greatly enhance your understanding of the dive tables and physics, two topics that the majority of students struggle with.1.0MD, DO, DPM, RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CHT, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHRNOnline12 weeks
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) involves the use of 100% oxygen in a treatment chamber at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure for various therapeutic purposes. HBO is a prescribed treatment by an appropriate practitioner and is a covered service for a defined number of diagnoses/indications by most insurance payers. A practitioner is required to document the rationale for the delivery of the treatment, a detailed history and physical, patient goals described in the plan of care with appropriate utilization review follow up and risks associated with delivering the treatment. The goals of this intense two-hour course are to detail the role of the physician in managing patients under consideration for HBO, the assessment and screening criteria, standards, and risks.2.0RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CHT, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHRNOnline12 weeks