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Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues

Overall Goal and Objectives The purpose of this course is to provide current information related to the clinical and technical safety of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This course is organized by both regular and associate members. The sessions will be of special interest to clinicians and tec ...Read more
$135.00


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Overall Goal and Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide current information related to the clinical and technical safety of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This course is organized by both regular and associate members. The sessions will be of special interest to clinicians and technical staff and is provided in response to requests from the membership for a pre-course related to safety aspects of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

Price

  • Non-Member: $135
  • Regular UHMS Member: $105
  • Associate UHMS Member: $75

Estimated time to complete this activity: 6 hours

Target Audience: physicians, nurses, CHTs, Safety/Medical Directors or anyone with an interest in safety and technical issues related to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Table of Contents

  • Safety considerations in hyperbaric medicine: Lessons from aviation, space, and other industries - Gary Toups, MD (48 min)
  • The role of the medical director in the safety program - Marc Robins, DO (58 min)
  • How to implement the nursing guidelines of care to improve safety in your HBO2 program - Jolene Cormier, BSc, EMT, CHT, CWS, BSN, CHRN (22 min)
  • Human factors that impact safety in hyperbaric operations Richard “Gus” Gustavson, MPH, RN, CHRNC-A, CWCN, CHT-A, CRT (23 min)
  • Optimizing the pediatric hyperbaric oxygen therapy plan: Tandem therapy - Nicholas Marosek, RN, CHRN (19 min)
  • Panel Q&A from the morning session - Moderator: Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT (30 min)
  • Safety-related trends revealed from the UHMS Facility Accreditation Program - Tom Workman, CHT (47 min)
  • Assessing the safety of diver recompression chamber facilities: A retrospective review of the most common safety concerns encountered at a range of recompression facilities over a period of 13 years - Francois Burman (30 min)
  • International survey of equipment used in hyperbaric facilities - Marc Pullis, EMT, CHT (17 min)
  • Biomedical devices in the hyperbaric environment - Ian Millar, MD (45 min)
  • Panel Q&A from the afternoon session - Moderator: Ian Millar, MD (22 min)

Continuing Education

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 Statements:

Physician CME: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing CEU: Licenses Types Approved: 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 6 contact hours by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. Credit hours approved 6

NBDHMT: This enduring material is approved for 6 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 440, Columbia, South Carolina 29203. CHT re-certification requires a minimum of nine of the minimum 12 Category A credits relate directly to any combination of hyperbaric operations, related technical aspects and chamber safety.

ABPM: The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity to satisfy the Patient Safety Course requirement.

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 commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity. 

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.

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC):
MOC ABPM: This activity has been approved by the American Board of Preventive Medicine for up to 6 MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates:

For ABPM Requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) please visit their website: https://www.theabpm.org/moc/index_moc.cfm

Disclosures

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
Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT Planner/Faculty None N/a
Marc Robins, DO Planner/Faculty None N/a
Annette Gwilliam, RN, BSN, CWON, CWS, ACHRN Faculty None N/a
Richard “Gus” Gustavson, MPH, RN, CHRNC-A, CWCN, CHT-A, CRT Faculty None N/a
Gary Toups, MD Faculty None N/a
Nicholas Marosek, CHRN, ACCRN Faculty None N/a
Tom Workman, CHT Faculty None N/a
Francois Burman Faculty None N/a
Marc Pullis, EMT, CHT Faculty None N/a
Ian Millar, MD Faculty None N/a
Stacy Harmon, BS UHMS Reviewer/Planner None N/a
Lisa Tidd Planner None N/a
Tom Bozzuto, DO Reviewer None N/a
Owen O’Neill, MD Reviewer None N/a
Peter Witucki, MD Reviewer None N/a
Kaighley Brett, MD Reviewer None N/a
Ian Grover, MD Reviewer None N/a

 

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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.
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