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CEU Courses for Allied Health Professionals


Introduction to the Safety Director Role

This comprehensive 2-day live course provides participants with the required tools for effectively carrying out the role of safety director. This program benefits those new to the safety director position by orienting them to the responsibilities as defined by the NFPA, UHMS and other organizations. In addition, the course is a great review for current safety directors and seasoned technicians by providing updates to NFPA code and industry standards. This course is intended for a wide audience of health care providers involved in the provision of hyperbaric medicine, including the registered nurse, certified hyperbaric registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, registered respiratory therapist, certified hyperbaric technician, physician, physician's assistant, EMT’s and paramedics. The main goals of the course are to review hyperbaric safety and emergency procedure development.

Credit Hours: 16
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Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine

This is an intense four day course 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. The goals of this course are to provide an understanding of the physics involved in increasing the pressure in a fixed volume environment; provide an overview of the physiological effects of hyperbaric oxygen and the pharmacological role oxygen plays in hyperbaric medicine; review the history of hyperbaric therapy; review the various types of hyperbaric systems in use today and regulations involved in maintaining a safe operating environment; gain an understanding of the organizations that serve as resources for the field of hyperbaric medicine and lastly, review the UHMS indications approved for treatment in the hyperbaric environment, review the safety standards for operating the equipment and understand the requirements for documentation for compliance and payment.

Credit Hours: 40
License: MD, DO, DPM (Florida only), RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHT, CHRN
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Hyperbaric Medicine Mechanisms of Action & UHMS Accepted Indications

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.


Hyperbaric Safety Standards & Emergency Patient Management

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.


Introduction to Decompression Theory & Tables

The goals of this intense 2-hour course are to educate as to the physics & physiological effect of hyperbaric exposure and to explain the mechanisms and types of injury associated with hyperbaric and diving operations.

Topics covered in this course include decompression sickness (DCS), bubble formation, saturation and desaturation of tissues, "wet" and "dry" diving (multiplace) in calculating gas uptake and elimination using dive tables, US Navy dive tables and NOAA dive tables, clinical hyperbaric medicine tender rules, and much more.


The Practitioner's Role in Hyperbaric Medicine: Patient Management & Documentation Requirements

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.


Understanding Lymphedema


At the end of this program:

  • Participants should have increased knowledge and understanding of the Screen Shot 2017 04 07 at 12.35.11 PMpathophysiology of lymphedema
  • Participants should be able to describe the common complications associated with Lymphedema
  • Learners will be able to recognize edema and perform appropriate clinical texts to help with clinical diagnosis which will in turn improve overall patient outcomes



This program consists of three lessons delivered in the form or articles to be read.

  • Understanding and recognizing Lymphedema
  • Not all swelling is equal: differential diagnosis of edemas
  • Complications associated with lymphedema



Heather Hettrick PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Heather Hettrick Author Photo wNova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. As a physical therapist, her Heather Hettrick Author Photo wexpertise resides in integumentary dysfunction with clinical specialties in wound, burn and lymphedema management. Dr. Hettrick has three certifications including: Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management, Certified Lymphedema Therapist by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, and is dual certified internationally as a Certified Lymphedema and Wound Therapist through the International Lymphedema Wound Training Institute.

Heather has diverse work experience in academia and the private sector. Her more recent employment history includes: Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at the University of New Mexico; Vice President of Academic Affairs and Education for Gordian Medical, Inc. dba American Medical Technologies; Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at New York University; Adjunct Professor at Drexel University; Program Coordinator for Burn Rehabilitation Research at the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NY Presbyterian Hospital and a Master Clinician at the Hospital for Joint Diseases at the Diabetic Foot and Ankle Center.

Dr. Hettrick is a Past President of the American Board of Wound Management and currently on the Executive Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. She is Program Director at Hospital St. Croix in Leogane Haiti where she oversees and manages a lymphatic filariasis clinic. She is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, conducts research and publishes, presents and teaches, nationally and internationally on integumentary related issues.


Latent Effects of Radiation and the Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


This one-hour CME/CEU credit course provides education on the latent effects of radiation and the use of HBOT with the goal of affording patients the best care possible as expeditiously as feasible based on the most up to date research, literature, and data available. Physicians will be able to make a proper referral for treatment of wounded patients meeting hyperbaric candidacy.

The physician will have increased knowledge, competence, and performance in regards to symptoms, patient evaluation, and treatment.

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