UHMS Chapter Town Hall Meeting hosted by the Pacific Chapter: Diving Medicine
Originally presented on August 12, 2023
The continuing medical education mission of the Pacific Chapter of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is to develop and promote programs that improve the scientific knowledge of physicians and other allied health professionals, in the Pacific Coast and Western regions of the United States and Canada, in matters related to undersea and hyperbaric environments and appropriate applications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 4 hours
Termination Date: December 1, 2026
- Non-Member: $90
- Regular UHMS Member: $70
- Associate UHMS Member: $50
- Time: prolonged considerations for the prolonged transport of DCI patients.
Julio Garcia, RN
An explanation of oxygen toxicity to include signs and symptoms with a case presentation on a prolonged transport of a DCI patient.
- Treating Divers in Non-Emergent Hyperbaric Programs
Marc Robins, DO
Dispelling the myths of how you can treat certain diver emergencies in non-emergent facilities, the do’s and don’ts. The participant will be able to discuss, what dive emergencies can be treated within time limits, and what should be transferred ASAP; What resources are available for decision making; How to work up the case; Treatment protocols to follow.
- Diving public safety - human factors
Dick Sadler, MD
A review of meaningful and actionable lessons from High Reliability Organizations (HRO) that are transferable to medicine and diving.
- Dive Table Panel: Treatment Aspects Comparison on Emergent/Urgent Cases
Anthony Medak, MD (UCSD); Sean Hardy, MD (LSU); Duke: Claire Ellis, MD; Lt. Col. Peter Lennon, MD (USAF)
- Safety and clearance for inside tenders in the multiplace environment
Jacquline Hocking, CHT
Review the recommendations for medical clearance of inside tenders using the first addition of the UHMS guidelines for “Multiplace Inside Attendants Medical Fitness to Work”. A brief introduction on what type of training is done to become a safety minded inside tender.
- Dive computer algorithm variations: What they don’t know, could hurt you
Karl Huggins, CHT
How do decompression computers work, how have they evolved, and how well do their calculations apply to directly to an individual diver? This presentation will review the development of dive computers from their analog beginnings to digital implementations in carried devices, software programs, and mobile phone apps. The basics of how decompression status is calculated will be covered along with the range of responses that can result from different computers “exposed” to the same profiles. Examples of variables that dive computers do not monitor which can impact decompression sickness susceptibility will be presented to support the supposition that, “What your dive computer does not know, can hurt you.
- Physician CME: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Nursing CEU: Approved license types: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Nurse Specialist; Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Nurse; Certified Nursing Assistant; Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care; Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care; Registered Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist. This enduring material is approved for 4 contact hours by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881.
- NBDHMT: This enduring material is approved for 2 Category A and 2 Category B credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, P.O. Box 758, Pelion, South Carolina 29123.
- NBDHMT Accreditation Statement: For CHT recertification purposes, the NBDHMT requires a minimum of nine of the minimum 12 required Category A credits relate directly to any combination of hyperbaric operations, related technical aspects and chamber safety.
Accreditation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
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