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UHMS Program for Advanced Training in Hyperbarics (PATH)

The UHMS PATH is open to MD, DO, NP and PA candidates who have previously completed a 40-hour introduction to hyperbaric medicine course. Candidates in the Stellenbosch CAQ program in undersea and hyperbaric medicine (UHM), previously offered by UHMS, who deferred completion will be enrolled automat ...Read more
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  • Course Description
  • Course Credits

The UHMS PATH is open to MD, DO, NP and PA candidates who have previously completed a 40-hour introduction to hyperbaric medicine course. Candidates in the Stellenbosch CAQ program in undersea and hyperbaric medicine (UHM), previously offered by UHMS, who deferred completion will be enrolled automatically in this revised program at no charge. Upon completion of the PATH, MD/DO candidates will receive a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) and NP/PA candidates will receive a Certificate of Advanced Education (CAE).

The PATH does not replace fellowship training or board certification in UHM, which is considered the gold standard for training in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. The CAQ/CAE is intended to demonstrate that a candidate has completed a formal education program covering advanced topics in UHM, as well as having submitted clinical cases for formal review.

The PATH is intended to take between six to 12 months to complete and represents approximately 100 hours of continuing education credits. The PATH curriculum is divided into three (3) main components described below.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current UHMS Member and maintain your membership during the duration of your certification. If you are not a current member, click here to join now.
  • Must have access to a copy of "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indications, Thirteenth/Fourteenth Edition". You can purchase a copy as a printed book or ebook by clicking here.  You will also need the references list out of the 14th version (click here for the pdf).
  • Must have completed a 40-hour introduction to hyperbaric medicine course.

Please Note:

All blocks (1 through 9) and the final exam are currently available. We are planning the inaugural in-person skills lab for August 2022 in Milwaukee, WI. More details coming soon!

SNAPSHOT: Components of the UHMS PATH

  • Self-directed learning
    • Reading assignments – Participants will read selected textbook chapters, seminal articles, and other publications.
    • Video presentations – Learners will view selected PowerPoint presentations.
  • Skills lab – Learners will have to complete the UHMS Hyperbaric Skills and Emergency Management course that will be offered periodically throughout the year.
  • Examination – Learners will have a pre-test and post-test to assess gained knowledge as well as a final exam.

FAQs

Details

Self-directed learning: 89 hours

This portion of the PATH will be broken down into different content blocks and will include reading materials and archived video presentations geared to each block.

Block 1: Hyperbaric Physiology and Side Effects
Block 2: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Block 3: Chronic Radiation Tissue Injury
Block 4: Arterial Insufficiencies, CRAO, ISSHL, Crush
Block 5: Problem Wounds, Diabetic Ulcers, Chronic Osteomyelitis
Block 6: Intracranial Abscess, Acute Blood Loss Anemia, Thermal Burns
Block 7: Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections and Critical Care
Block 8: Decompression Illness
Block 9: Investigational Uses of HBO2

Reading assignments will be revealed after registration and completion of a pre-test. A post-test will be given after each block has been completed.

While we have made every attempt to obtain PDFs of these reading assignments as part of the course material, some articles may have to be obtained individually. You may contact your hospital’s medical librarian for assistance.

Skills lab: 8 hours

All PATH candidates must complete a UHMS-sanctioned Skills Lab, which will be conducted throughout the year. Registration fees for the skills lab are independent of the cost of PATH tuition and are estimated to be $895 (subject to change).

The first in-person skills lab is expected to be hosted at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this fall (2022). It will be a one-day program hosted on a Friday when the sim lab personnel are available to be on site, and the date is yet to be determined. We are planning for August at this time.

Registration for the first skills lab will be available only to those learners who have completed all nine blocks and the final exam (with a passing score). 

Note: Attendees who have previously completed the 2016 ASM pre-course will receive credit for the Skills Lab. The Gulf Coast Chapter Skills Lab, held August 25, 2016, is not eligible for meeting the Skills Lab PATH credit.

Final examination

After completion of the PATH curriculum, all candidates will take a final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required before a certificate can be issued. Candidates may take the exam up to 3 times if they do not pass.

Accreditation Statements

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 Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9 (Block 1); 7 (Block 2); 11 (Block 3); 11 (Block 4); 9 (Block 5); 11 (Block 6); 10 (Block 7); 10 (Block 8); 11 (Block 9) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 ineligibile companies. Full disclosure of all individuals in control of content and their relevant financial relationships will be made prior to the start of the activity.

UHMS Disclaimer
The information provided in 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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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.
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