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UHM Journal-Based CME Volume 46, Issue 5

Expiring soon on October 28, 2023. You must complete the full course before the termination date to receive credit. Table of Contents: EDITORIAL COMMENTARYImmersion pulmonary edema: drowning from the inside RESEARCH ARTICLEImmersion pulmonary edema: case reports from Oceania RESEARCH ARTICLEImme ...Read more

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  • Course Credits

Expiring soon on October 28, 2023. You must complete the full course before the termination date to receive credit.

Table of Contents:

Immersion pulmonary edema: drowning from the inside

Immersion pulmonary edema: case reports from Oceania

Immersion pulmonary edema: an analysis of 31 cases from Oceania

Risk factors for immersion pulmonary edema in recreational scuba divers: a case-control study

Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on recovery acceleration in Japanese professional or semi-professional rugby players with grade 2 medial collateral ligament injury of the knee: A comparative non-randomized study 

Hyperbaric treatment of air or gas embolism: current recommendations

Hyperbaric treatment for decompression sickness: current recommendations


  1. Characterize the clinical features of immersion pulmonary edema (swimming-related pulmonary edema, SIPE).
  2. Describe the risk factors for development of SIPE and the recommended follow-up tests after resolution.
  3. To highlight the characteristics of identified incidents of immersion pulmonary edema.
  4. To understand the importance of appropriate first aid, medical treatment, early cardiorespiratory investigations and recommendations for IPE patients.
  5. To collate and analyze the demographics, health characteristics and diving activities of individuals diagnosed with likely IPE.
  6. To explain how age and other predisposing factors contributed to IPE. 
  7. To understand the diagnosis of the grade of medical collateral ligament (MCL) injury by manual examination.
  8. To explain effects of hyperbaric oxygen on soft tissue injury.
  9. Outline the pathophysiology of arterial gas embolism.
  10. Describe the various clinical scenarios in which arterial gas embolism can be observed.
  11. List the first aid and definitive treatment modalities for arterial gas embolism.
  12. Describe scenarios in which decompression sickness can occur.
  13. Reproduce the pathophysiological mechanisms for bubble-induced injury.
  14. List the treatment modalities for DCS.


 “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 IndividualIndividuals Role in ActivityName of Commercial Interest (If Applicable)Nature of Relationship
Renee Duncan Planner, Managing Editor None None
Stacy Harmon Planner, CME Coordinator None None
Enrico Camporesi, MD Planner, Editor None None
David Hostler, PhD Planner, Editor None None
Owen J. O’Neill, MD Reviewer None None
Tom Bozzuto, DO Reviewer None None
J. Nicholas Vandemoer, MD Reviewer None None
Daniel Popa, MD Reviewer None None
Dario Gomez-Castillo, MD Reviewer None None



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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 – October 28, 2020
Termination date – October 28, 2023

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 7 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 6 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

Nursing/RRT Contact: Hours: 7

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 7 Category B 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”.

Full Disclosure Statement: 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.

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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This journal-based Internet Enduring Material activity is produced for online use.

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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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