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
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
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, Online
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, CHRNOnline
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.2.0RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CHT, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHRNOnline
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, CHRNOnline
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, CHRNOnline