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UHM Journal-Based CME Volume 45, Issue 3

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Table of Contents:

Consensus guideline: Pre-hospital management of decompression illness: expert review of key principles and controversies
Simon J. Mitchell, Michael H. Bennett, Phillip Bryson, Frank K. Butler, David J. Doolette, James R. Holm, Jacek Kot, Pierre Lafère

Effects of sleep and fatigue on teams in a submarine environment
Sarah Chabal, PhD, Rebecca Welles, BA, Lt.Cmdr. F. Jay Haran, PhD, Rachel Markwald, PhD

Research Article: The Gradient Perfusion Model Part 1: Why and at what sites decompression sickness can occur
Michael B Strauss, MD, Lientra Q Lu, BS, Stuart S. Miller, MD


  1. List the key steps in first aid management of decompression illness.
  2. Define “mild decompression illness” and how this designation may influence the management of afflicted divers.
  3. Discuss the advantages and potential complications of in-water recompression.
  4. To outline how submarine-specific factors may have an effect on sleep and circadian rhythms of submariners.
  5. To discuss the effects that fatigue from sleep loss and/or circadian misalignment can have on individual performance.
  6. To develop an understanding of the interaction between fatigue and team dynamics and its effects on performance in a submarine team environment.
  7. To understand why the Strauss Gradient-Perfusion Model is useful for explaining the reason decompression sickness occurs.
  8. To appreciate why perfusion is so variable with its 5-liter blood volume and a capacity of the vascular system greater than 20-liters.
  9. To realize that ongassing and offgassing occur in three tissue types, i.e. fast tissues that require uninterrupted perfusion, intermediate tissues that have a highly variable blood supply, and slow tissues where inert gas enters and exits by diffusion.
  10. To explain why disordered decompression as a cause of decompression sickness is the preferred term rather than unexplained decompression sickness.


“The process to identify and disclose to learners the relevant financial relationships of the article’s authors and editors or to resolve their conflicts of interest is handled by the Journal Editors. Disclosure by authors is a standard component of published articles, and the editorial review process manages the resolution of any conflicts of interest. The UHMS Education Committee does identify, resolve and disclose relevant financial relationships for those involved in planning the journal-based CME activity evaluation mechanism and they are listed below.”

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.

This activity reports no commercial support.

Name of Individual

Individuals Role in Activity

Name of Commercial Interest (If Applicable)

Nature of Relationship

Renee Duncan

Planner, Managing Editor



Stacy Harmon

Planner, CME Coordinator



Enrico Camporesi, MD

Planner, Editor



Owen J. O’Neill, MD




Tom Bozzuto, DO




William Butler, MD




J. Nicholas Vandemoer, MD




Kaighley Brett, MD





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For over 45 years the UHMS has been the primary source of information for hyperbaric medicine and physiology worldwide. This evidence based, peer-reviewed scientific journal-based CME has as its goal to address identified professional practice gaps and provide a quality CME opportunity which will improve scientific knowledge and skills for undersea, hyperbaric and wound care physicians, nurses and technicians, and other clinicians and personnel whose practice includes undersea, hyperbaric medicine and wound care.

Target Audience – Included in the “goal”

Date of the activity’s original release – May 20, 2019
Termination date – May 20, 2022

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 & Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this journal-based activity for a maximum of 3 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 3 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

Nursing/RRT Contact: Hours: 3

License types: RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CAN. Provided through the Florida State Board of Nursing and the CE is reciprocal for nurses in the United States. Florida nursing credits are reciprocal and approved for nurses within all states. Receiving credit for Florida providers is simple, attend the course and our staff will upload your credits directly to the Florida State database. For out of state credit, we provide all the necessary paperwork for you to file with the respective nursing board.

NBDHMT: This journal-based activity is approved for 3 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

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UHMS 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 (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

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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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