UHMS Chapter Town Hall Meeting hosted by the Midwest Chapter: Safety
(Originally presented June 11, 2022)
The Midwest Chapter was re-formed to bring together thoughts and issues throughout the multi-state area regarding clinical application to hyperbaric medicine practice. To provide up to date educational offerings, as well as new information related to hyperbaric medicine, and develop a closer relationship with Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society.
Multiplace chamber inside attendant safety
Jeremey Kessler, MD; Saira Kahn, MD; Brett Leiknes, MD
Annual maintenance and chamber safety
Shawn Meyer, EMT, CHT
Strategies when faced with language barriers, how to address the patient in the chamber
Kyle DuBose, DO/Laurie Gesell, MD
UHMS MEDFAQ's: Review of questions answered by the UHMS Safety Committee
Hyperbaric staff member accidents and injuries lessons learnt
Dick Clarke, CHT-Admin
Faculty Panel Q/A
Estimated time to complete this activity: 3.5 hours
Termination Date: November 11, 2025
- Non-Member: $78.75
- Regular UHMS Member: $61.25
- Associate UHMS Member: $43.75
- Assessment of attendant’s fitness to dive/disqualifying medical conditions.
- Review Decompression sickness in inside attendants.
- Discuss case presentations.
- Review treatment of DCS.
- Discuss clearance to return to full work duties following an event of DCS.
- Understand prevention of DCS and risk mitigation for the inside attendant.
- Discuss safety related to hyperbaric medicine and language barriers.
- Review clinical considerations when treating patients with language barriers in hyperbaric medicine to reduce safety risk.
- Explain what’s all involved in monthly, quarterly, and annually maintenance when it comes to safe operation of a multiplace chamber.
- Describe a range of reported physical injuries in those who both operate and work within the hyperbaric delivery system.
- Summarize operational factors and safety shortcomings that contributed to hyperbaric staff member morbidity & mortality.
- Suggest operational & safety guidelines that serve to mitigate hyperbaric staff member accidents & injuries.
Physician CME: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.50 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 3.50 contact hours by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881.
NBDHMT: This enduring material is approved for 3.50 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 440, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.
- 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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