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A Longshot at a Shortshot: The potential use of hyperbaric oxygen in ACLS/ATLS suggested by commercial diving medicine experiences by Keith Van Meter, M.D.
The presentation will focus on observations gleaned from a forty-year history of responding to accidents on oil rigs and diving platforms in the Gulf of Mexico to care for seriously injured commercial divers. This experience afforded a look into the advantage of immediate use of high surface equivalent fraction of inhaled oxygen (SEFIO 2 ) applied in short, intermittent breathing periods in the hyperbaric environment. Divers suffering from exsanguination, cardiopulmonary arrest, crush injury and severe heat shock have been successfully treated coincidentally because of requisite hyperbaric oxygen administration during surface or saturation decompression.
The favorable patient outcomes have been replicated in published animal experiments. In part, the physiological explanation might be better understood by looking into the role of mitochondria in shock. The hyperbaric chamber may be a virtual drawer of a code cart in future emergency medical systems and hospitals to improve outcomes from ACLS and ATLS.
- To open minds to the possibility that hyperbaric oxygen therapy might be a therapeutic addition to ACLS and ATLS resuscitative attempts in the future.
- To address the central importance of oxygen to resupply cellular level of ATP acutely exhausted in medical and surgical shock.
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Estimated time to complete this activity: 1 hour
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Physician CME: The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MOC ABPM: The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.
Nursing/RRT: This enduring material is approved for 1 contact hours provided by Florida Board of Registered Nursing/RRT Provider #50-10881.
For NBDHMT: This enduring material is approved for 1 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203
Termination Date: June 4, 2022
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Goal: For over 40 years the UHMS has been the primary source of information for hyperbaric medicine and physiology worldwide. This enduring material has as its goal to address identified professional practice gaps and provide a quality CME opportunity which will improve scientific knowledge and skills for hyperbaric and wound care: physicians, nurses and technicians, and other clinicians and personnel whose practice includes hyperbaric medicine and wound care.
Target Audience – physicians, nurses, CHT’s or anyone with an interest in diving and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
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|Name of Individual||Individuals Role in Activity||Name of Commercial Interest (If Applicable)||Nature of Relationship|
|Keith Van Meter, MD
|Stacy Harmon, BS
|Tom Bozzuto, DO
|Owen J. O’Neill, MD
|J. Nicholas Vandemoer, MD
|Michael Harl, MD
|Joanne Feldman, MD
About the presenter:
Dr. Van Meter is ABMS Boarded in Emergency Medicine and sub-specialty Boarded in Medical Toxicology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is Clinical Professor of Surgery at LSU-HSC SOM, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Tulane University SOM, Medical Director of the Baromedical Research Institute/New Orleans and LSU Emergency Medicine Section Chief/LSU-HSC, New Orleans
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