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Fast-Track Education 9: Emergency and Critical Care; Challenges of 24/7 Hyperbaric Unit

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Table of Contents:

  • Access to Emergent Hyperbaric Therapy in the United States
    Walter Chin
  • Emergency and Critical Care Hyperbaric Medicine: A Lost Art
    Ian Grover, MD; Pete Witucki, MD
  • Treating the Acute Surgical and Trauma Patient
    Richard Baynosa, MD, FACS
  • Challenges of an Academic 24/7 Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit (HBO2) Without a Wound Center
    Kausik Kar, MD, FACP
  • Decreasing Emergency Hyperbaric Chamber Availability: A growing risk to diver health
    James Chimiak, MD


  • Understand what programs are treating hyperbaric emergencies
  • Understand the limitations of treating a high acuity patient within the hyperbaric environment
  • The main reasons for 24/7 chambers disappearing
  • Ways we can encourage new 24/7 programs
  • Requirements for 24/7 critical care capable HBO programs
  • Provide a perspective for an inpatient HBO unit
  • Provide details of acuity of cases and special considerations prior to treatment
  • How to better coordinate referral for appropriate patients to higher acuity care settings
  • Understand critical care equipment, which can be safely used in a hyperbaric environment
  • Be familiar with compromised grafts/flaps and the rationale for why we should be using these in the field
  • Be familiar with crush injury and acute traumatic ischemia’s
  • Review clinical cases regarding crush/traumatic skin flaps and compromised flaps/grafts
  • Understand the differences between managing a critical care patient in the hyperbaric environment vs sea level treatment of these patients
  • To fully realize the declining number of chambers available for diving emergencies
  • Understand the factors that may be influencing this trend
  • List measures that may positively affect this trend


Non-Member: $112.50
Regular UHMS Member: $87.50
Associate UHMS Member: $62.50

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 physician.


All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by UHMS are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.

Designation Statement

The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 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 4 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

Nursing/RRT: This enduring material is approved for 5 contact hours provided by Florida Board of Registered Nursing/RRT Provider #50-10881.

For NBDHMT: This enduring material is approved for 5 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

Termination Date: November 30, 2020


The information provided by this CME material 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.


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 – Included in the “goal”

All individuals in control of content for this educational activity with their relevant financial relationship disclosed are listed below. ACCME defines a relevant financial relationship “as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.” An individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a planning committee member, a teacher, or an author of CME, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity.

Name of IndividualIndividuals Role in ActivityName of Commercial Interest (If Applicable)Nature of Relationship
Walter Chin Faculty None N/A
Ian Grover, MD Faculty None N/A
Pete Witucki, MD Faculty None N/A
Richard Baynosa, MD, FACS Faculty None N/A
Kausik Kar, MD, FACP Faculty None N/A
James Chimiak, MD Faculty None N/A
Stephen Lobo, MD Faculty None N/A
Stacy Harmon, BS Planner None N/A
Heather Murphy-Lavoie, MD UHMS Reviewer None N/A
Steven Piper, DO UHMS Reviewer None N/A
William Butler, MD UHMS Reviewer None N/A

 The content has been reviewed and is free of commercial bias. Any relevant relationships noted have been resolved prior to the start of the activity.

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Provider Contact Information

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Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)
631 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 307
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Phone: +1-919- 490-5140/877- 533-8467
Fax: +1-919- 490-5140

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Copyright. For the purposes of this enduring material event, UHMS owns the rights to the recorded live event and distribution rights for the video material and write/copy-protected presentations. UHMS will NOT be distributing the individual editable presentations in PowerPoint format as it does not own the rights to the source material for the individual presentations.

Course Credits


Continuing Education Credits are provided when a participant passes the course with 60% or higher on their overall grade of the course quizzes. Each quiz also will allow two attempts. If a participant fails the course, the UHMS will allow a re-take of the course at a 50% discount to their designated full price rate.

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 (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

Undersea and Hyperbaric
Medical Society (UHMS)
631 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 307
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Phone: +1-919-490-5140
Toll Free: 877-533-8467
Fax: +1-919-490-5140

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