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Introduction to the Role of Hyperbaric Safety Director

Credit Hours:

Licenses eligible for CME/CEUs:

This comprehensive 2-day live course provides participants with the required tools for effectively carrying out the role of safety director.

Don't Take Our Word For It, Here's What Our Students Say

This has greatly increased my awareness for safety in HBOT. I have a better understanding of how and why certain safety aspects apply.

This course helped jog my memory about a few things such as the laws. I also learned new things.

I will be going over our safety manuals and reviewing how we document.

This course has provided me with better ways to keep patient and workplace safe.

I would ensure policies are in place that were not before and use the advice given at the program to carry out those procedures in accordance with all the requirements of NFPA.

I will be better prepared for any situation in HBOT and more secure in my actions.

It was a great refresher. Interaction between instructors and students was great too.

Some of the content was new learning, good to know and put into practice, some of was relearning/review. It makes you a better hyperbaric tech and safety director, as it causes you to re-evaluate your current operations and refocus on safety.

Made me aware of safety aspects.

I have a better grasp of the NFPA.

New information/codes will be instituted in our clinic's practice.

I obtained new information on the NFPA.

This was definitely a learning experience for me and information I will use daily.

I feel I have more tools to safely operate the chambers.

I've become more knowledgeable in my role as a safety director.

I will reevaluate some of my current safety standards.

Better understanding of all safety components and personnel responsibilities and manning requirements.

I will take over the role as safety director.

I have a list of updates I will be implementing in our practice. Will be ordering new wristband straps- we are unhappy with our current ones so this was a great chance to view the other types and get someone else's feedback.

Several items were new to me that were not mentioned in the course that I took from a different company previously.

I will evaluate new and old policies procedures with the new information.

Improved safety procedures and confidence with safety.

I will be more diligent in my record keeping and more thorough in my drills.

This program benefits those new to the hyperbaric 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 hyperbaric 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.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • List the regulatory agencies involved in defining hyperbaric codes
  • Design fire safety codes
  • Define engineering standards
  • Describe the emergency medical response for various medical emergencies
  • Describe who is responsible for hyperbaric equipment maintenance and potential equipment issues
  • Define the most effective infection control standard
  • Describe what resources are available in developing training standards and an effective safety program
Course Overview

Day 1

  • 8:00am - Welcome and Course Introduction
  • 9:30am - Hyperbaric Medicine a Historical Perspective
  • 10:30am - Physics of Diving and Decompression Theory Review
  • 1:00pm - Hyperbaric Systems
  • 2:30pm - Hyperbaric Codes and Standards
  • 4:00pm - Hyperbaric Safety Director Role and Standard
  • 5:30pm - Q & A and Review

Day 2

  • 8:30am - Hyperbaric Safety and Emergency Procedures and Patient Management
  • 9:30am - Practicum: Chamber Systems and Sub-Systems Review
  • 10:30am - Practicum: Advanced Chamber Operations
  • 11:30am - Practicum: Chamber Cleaning and Safety Checks
  • 1:00pm - Fire Safety and Science in the Hyperbaric Environment
  • 2:30pm - Exam Review
Does a Safety Director Course Designate Someone as a Hyperbaric Safety Director?

We are often asked the question, "Does participation in a safety director course automatically designate me as a hyperbaric safety director?" There seems to be some midunderstanding around this issue.

What a lot of people fail to recognize is that only the employer (meaning, the hyperbaric facility) can designate an individual as the hyperbaric safety director.

So in short, the answer to the question, "does a safety director course automatically designate me as a hyperbaric safety director?" is no. Watch this short video to find out why.

Approved Credits

This course has been reviewed and approved by the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Tecnhology (NBDHMT) for 16 Category-A CEU's; the Florida Board of Nursing has approved 16 CNE hours; and 16 CE hours are approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy.