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Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety Considerations: Disinfection of Hyperbaric Facilities and COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Strategies

(Presented virtually June 8, 2021) Hyperbaric oxygen in treating COVID-19. - Sandra Wainwright, MD A survey of hyperbaric chamber cleaning practices. - Lin Weaver, MD Case studies of normal items that you wouldn’t think are dangerous in a hyperbaric chamber but are. - Kevin Kraft, RN, BSN, ACHR ...Read more

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(Presented virtually June 8, 2021)

  • Hyperbaric oxygen in treating COVID-19. - Sandra Wainwright, MD
  • A survey of hyperbaric chamber cleaning practices. - Lin Weaver, MD
  • Case studies of normal items that you wouldn’t think are dangerous in a hyperbaric chamber but are. - Kevin Kraft, RN, BSN, ACHRN, CNML
  • Distractions and complacency and their impact on safety. - Richard “Gus” Gustavson, MPH, RN, CHRNC-A, CWCN, CHT-A, CRT
  • Urgent and emergent HBO2: Operational readiness assessment and plan of care communication. - Nick Marosek, BSN, RN, ACHRN
  • Hyperbaric chamber disinfection: Determining effective suitable products and methods for COVID infection control. - François Burman, Pr Eng, BSc (Eng), MSc
  • Disinfection of medical hyperbaric chambers - review of standards and options. - Jacek Kot, MD, PhD
  • Maintaining accreditation and safety through 2020 challenges. - Derall Garrett, CHT and Monica Skarban, RN
  • Acrylic shell viewport rupture in Bogotá - What do we know? - Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT
  • Risk mitigation of COVID transmission for hyperbaric work in support of diving and tunneling operations. - Sherri Ferguson, MSc.
  • Adapt and overcome: Building your team's approach to handling the unusual and unexpected. - Gary Toups, MD

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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.


Membership discount codes for this course are not valid as it is a special rate
  • Non-Member: $100.00
  • Regular UHMS Member: $100.00
  • Associate UHMS Member: $100.00

Estimated time to complete this activity: 7.00 hours

Termination Date: August 25, 2024 or sooner if material becomes out of date after annual reviews.

Designation Statements (If you attended this pre-course via live stream on June 8th , you will not be eligible for continuing education credit again):

Physician CME: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.00 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 7.00 contact hours by the Florida Board of  Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881.

NBDHMT: This enduring material is approved for 7.00 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.

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.

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

Disclosure: None of the individuals in control of content (planners/faculty/reviewers/authors) for this educational  activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary  business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on  patients.

No commercial support was received for this enduring material activity.

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