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UHMS Program for Advanced Training in Hyperbaric Medicine (PATH)

$2,000.00


We require completion of a UHMS-Designated 40-hour Introductory Training Course to enroll in PATH. A list of approved courses is located here. Before you can add PATH to your shopping cart you will need to specify the following below:

  • Confirm you have a certificate of completion from an approved 40-Hour UHMS-Designated Introductory Training Course
  • Select which course you took
  • Upload a copy of your certificate

The certificate you upload needs to be a PDF or a JPG, and must be less than 2MB in size. If your file is too large you will need to make it smaller before uploading it. For PDFs look for applications or websites that can reduce the size of the PDF. For JPG files, reduce the dimensions of the JPG to reduce the file size.


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Membership discount codes for this course are not valid as it is a CAQ/CAE program.

The UHMS Program for Advanced Training in Hyperbaric Medicine (PATH) is open to MD, DO, MBBS, NP, APRN, and PA candidates who have previously completed a UHMS-Designated 40-hour introduction to hyperbaric medicine course. Candidates in the Stellenbosch CAQ program in undersea and hyperbaric medicine (UHM), previously offered by UHMS, who deferred completion will be enrolled automatically in this revised program at no charge. Upon completion of the PATH, MD/DO candidates will receive a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) and NP/PA candidates will receive a Certificate of Advanced Education (CAE).

The PATH does not replace fellowship training or board certification in UHM, which is considered the gold standard for training in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. The CAQ/CAE is intended to demonstrate that a candidate has completed a formal education program covering advanced topics in UHM, as well as having received hands-on experience performing case scenarios by working in small groups to manage simulated patient emergencies to hone their medical decision making.

The PATH is intended to take between six to 12 months to complete and represents approximately 100 hours of continuing education credits, but you can work on your own pace as it is not time-limited. The PATH curriculum is divided into three (3) main components described below.

Pre-Requisite Requirements:

Maintenance Requirements:

  • Adhere to the UHMS Guidelines for Credentialing, Privileging and Supervision of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the U.S.A., specifically with regard to PART IV: Minimum Licensing, Education and Training Standards For Attending Hyperbaric Treatments. https://www.uhms.org/images/Position-Statements/UHMS_Cred_and_Priv_Guide_2022_final_Jul_2023_V4.pdf 
  • Maintain twelve (12) hyperbaric medicine specific continuing medical education (CME) hours annually. This will be confirmed through an attestation link.
  • Must be a current UHMS Member and maintain your membership in good standing. 
  • Keep your contact information up to date with the UHMS.

It is the responsibility of the individual registering for the UHMS Program for Advanced Training in Hyperbaric Medicine (PATH) to understand and meet the pre-requisite and ongoing requirements of the CAQ/CAE program for which he/she is registering. If the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) determines that an ineligible individual is registered, or completes the PATH program, to include the online modules, final exam, in-person skills lab, or earned a CAQ/CAE certification, we reserve the right to rescind any, or all parts of their progress and the CAQ/CAE certification.

Please Note:

All blocks (1 through 9), the final exam online, and the in-person Skills Lab or UHMS Physicians Training in Diving Medicine course are currently available to graduate the program. 

There are currently two options available for current PATH enrollees to satisfy the in-person requirement (enrolled before January 1, 2024). Both educational programs have limited space available and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. You can register for the in-person courses while you continue working through the online modules and final exam. However, you will need to have all nine blocks complete, a passing score on the final exam, and be sure your membership and required supporting documents are up-to-date with us in order to graduate.

UHMS Hyperbaric Skills and Emergency Management course 
Friday, April 5, 2024
University of Hawaii, SimTiki Simulation Center
Included 8 hours of CME credit
(Registration available here (you must log in): 
https://www.courses-uhms.org/live-courses/path-sims-lab-3.html

UHMS Physicians Training in Diving Medicine
Physicians Training in Diving Medicine 2024 (Includes nearly 83 hours of CME credit)
Date: October 14-24, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
Registration fees:
UHMS Member: Physician Fee - $2,600
UHMS Member Fellow/Resident Fee - $1,800
UHMS Member Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Fee - $1,800
(Registration available here (you must log in): 
https://www.courses-uhms.org/live-courses/physicians-training-in-diving-medicine-2024.html

SNAPSHOT: Components of the UHMS PATH

  • Self-directed learning
    • Reading assignments – Participants will read selected textbook chapters, seminal articles, and other publications.
    • Video presentations – Learners will view selected PowerPoint presentations.
  • Skills lab/UHMS Physicians Training in Diving Medicine Course – Learners will have to complete the UHMS Hyperbaric Skills and Emergency Management or Physicians Training in Diving Medicine in-person course to graduate. Registration for these courses is separate from the PATH registration fee.
  • Examination – Learners will have a pre-test and post-test to assess gained knowledge as well as a final exam hosted online.

PATH Graduate List:

It is the intent of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society to supply the public with information on physicians and NP/PA candidates who have successfully completed the UHMS Program for Advanced Training in Hyperbaric Medicine (PATH) program. This information is subject to change.

Those physicians on this list have successfully completed the prescribed course of study and examination for an advanced level Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ).

Those NP/PA/APRN candidates on this list have successfully completed the prescribed course of study and examination for an advanced level Certificate of Advanced Education (CAE).

PATH Graduates are listed here: 
https://www.uhms.org/education/credentialing/hyperbaric-physician-certification.html

FAQs

Details

Self-directed learning: 84 hours

This portion of the PATH will be broken down into different content blocks and will include reading materials and archived video presentations geared to each block.

Block 1: Hyperbaric Physiology and Side Effects
Block 2: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Block 3: Chronic Radiation Tissue Injury
Block 4: Arterial Insufficiencies, CRAO, ISSHL, Crush
Block 5: Problem Wounds, Diabetic Ulcers, Chronic Osteomyelitis
Block 6: Intracranial Abscess, Acute Blood Loss Anemia, Thermal Burns
Block 7: Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections and Critical Care
Block 8: Decompression Illness
Block 9: Investigational Uses of HBO2

Reading assignments will be revealed after registration. A pre/post-test will be required with each block.

While we have made every attempt to obtain PDFs of these reading assignments as part of the course material, some articles may have to be obtained individually. You may contact your hospital’s medical librarian for assistance.

*UHMS Hyperbaric Skills and Emergency Management or UHMS Physicians Training in Diving Medicine Course

All PATH candidates must complete a UHMS-sanctioned Skills Lab, which will be conducted anually, or more as needed. Registration fees for the skills lab are independent of the cost of PATH tuition and vary depending on which program you choose. 

UHMS Physicians Training in Diving Medicine
Physicians Training in Diving Medicine 2024 (Includes nearly 83 hours of CME credit)
Date: October 14-24, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
Registration fees:
UHMS Member: Physician Fee - $2,600
UHMS Member Fellow/Resident Fee - $1,800
UHMS Member Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Fee - $1,800
(Registration available here (you must log in): 
https://www.courses-uhms.org/live-courses/physicians-training-in-diving-medicine-2024.html

UHMS Hyperbaric Skills and Emergency Management Course (Includes 8 hours of CME credit)
Date: April 5, 2024
University of Hawaii SimTiki Simulation Center, Honolulu, HI
Registration fee: $995
https://www.courses-uhms.org/live-courses/path-sims-lab-3.html

If you completed the 2016 ASM pre-course, you will receive credit for the Skills Lab. The Gulf Coast Chapter Skills Lab, held August 25, 2016, is not eligible for meeting the Skills Lab PATH credit.

Final examination

After completion of the PATH curriculum, all candidates will take a final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required before a certificate can be issued. Candidates may take the exam up to 3 times if they do not pass.

Accreditation Statements

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.

Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9 (Block 1); 7 (Block 2); 11 (Block 3); 11 (Block 4); 9 (Block 5); 11 (Block 6); 10 (Block 7); 10 (Block 8); 11 (Block 9) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full Disclosure Statement
All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with ineligibile companies. Full disclosure of all individuals in control of content and their relevant financial relationships will be made prior to the start of the activity.

UHMS Disclaimer
The information provided in 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 (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees