This is a one-of-its-kind introductory course (40 hours) for all members of the hyperbaric team. It is taught in a team environment with students ranging from entry level to nursing staff. It covers all necessary knowledge and skills for an entry level hyperbaric professional. It is taught in a dynamic manor, including both discussion type lectures and on-your-feet practicals to include hands on experience with a monoplace chamber. This course is open to all students interested in obtaining education in the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapies (HBOT) and medical staff looking to expand their skill-sets. It is also excellent for management staff who may wish to expand their knowledge of hyperbaric chamber operations.
Our instructors have over 30 years of experience in hyperbaric medicine, monoplace, and multiplace chambers. They bring an extensive medical and emergency medical background to your training table. Our chamber is mobile so can be brought to location.
Course Fee: $900.00 USD per person
A $250.00 USD deposit is required to secure a spot in the class.
Students will be eligible to obtain board certification through the International Board of Undersea Medicine upon successful completion of course and exam.
Physics and math
Pharmacology of oxygen and hyperbarics
On-label indications and Off-label indications
Contraindications and adverse reactions
Practical drills include:
Tympanic membrane visualization and equalization coaching
Hands-on chamber controls
Emergency procedure scenario drills
Hands-on chamber checklists and maintenance
It is strongly recommended; but not required, that students have some medical science and/or SCUBA diving background prior to attending this course.
Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Continuing Education, Inc. and the International Board of Undersea Medicine. Continuing Education, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The UHMS has reviewed and approved this activity as a UHMS Designated Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine. This activity meets the UHMS minimum requirements including 40 hours of face-to-face instruction.
Disclaimer: For Licensed Health Care Providers; additional staff is required to obtain Accredited CE hours through our facility. Courses for Licensed Health Care Providers will be individually scheduled to accommodate additional staffing needs.
Hyperbaric Safety Director
This program encompasses safety information as it pertains to hyperbaric personnel and facilities concerned and explores the regulations and responsibilities of the Hyperbaric Safety Director. It covers the specifics of NFPA, ASME/PVHO, ASTM, and CGA to ensure a well rounded understanding of the regulations and requirements to treat patients in a hyperbaric environment. It includes both classroom instruction and some hands on practical exercises.
By the end of this (40 hour) course students will have a core understanding of how to develop a comprehensive safety program for their facility and how to conduct safe hyperbaric chamber operations in accordance with industry and regulatory standards.
Upon successful completion of this course and exam; students will be eligible for board certification through the International Board of Undersea Medicine (IBUM)
The Role and Responsibilities of the Safety Director
Hyperbaric equipment and set up and risks
Hyperbaric Incidents and Legal Consequences
"Go/No Goes" in the Hyperbaric Chamber
Course Fee: 500.00 USD per person
A $200.00 USD deposit is required to secure a spot for this course.
It is strongly recommended that students wanting to attend have a base knowledge of chamber operations and some medical background.
Dive Medical Technologist (DMT)
Advanced undersea dive medical and operational gases and life support systems for:
Dive Operations and Clinical HBO Facilities
Dive Medical Officers (DMOs, Military) and Civilian Physicians (DMPs)
All Levels of Medical Personnel, Military or Civilian
All Senior Dive or HBO Facility Supervisors (Master Divers, DMOs, Medics, DMTs, NDs, Civilian Dive Site and Hyperbaric Facility Supervisors
Recommended for all Scuba and Technical Diving Instructors
This program will teach participants about the treatment and field management of diving accidents; physical fitness for diving; the operational aspects of gases and life support systems of the sub-aquatic environment; open and closed circuit systems; on demand free flow systems; saturation diving systems; free flow; closed circuit with calculations; mixing and blending of diving and therapy gases; operational safety; and provide an introduction to clinical hyperbaric oxygen treatments and facility safety (up to 40 CME/CEU).
Advanced medical personnel: To obtain a DMT Specialist certification through Hyperbarics International and the International Board of Undersea Medicine the participant must have taken a 1 or 2 year medical training program as a PA, Nurse, Paramedic, Military Medic, or other allied medical professional training; in addition to being an active scuba diver. These medics should be qualified to work off shore on barges, ships, oil rigs, and on inland diving operations. They may also fill in for doctors and manage medical problems for all divers and other crew members, as well as be in contact with a physician on the beach. Since gases under pressure are a liquid, these medics should be able to maintain and supervise air chamber operations in hospitals and maintain all facility operations working with the doctor.
This course has been reviewed and jointly sponsored by:
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)
American College of Continuing Medical Education (AMA/ACCME)
International Board of Undersea Medicine (IBUM)