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COVID-19 UPDATE
The following information is for UHMS meeting and course registrants and attendees

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is providing the following information about the status of UHMS live course programming as it relates to COVID-19. The UHMS is assessing potential risks to attendees of UHMS live programming on a real-time basis based on community outbreak levels and the CDC recommendations for community events, including meetings at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html.

The UHMS position on the continuation, delay or cancelation of meetings and courses, will be commensurate with the published CDC level of community outbreak.

John S. Peters
Executive Director

Medical Examiner of Divers 2023

Event Properties

Event Date 09-21-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-24-2023 1:30 pm
Location InterContinental New Orleans
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  • Course Information

    The course content follows the approved curriculum of the Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC), the European Diving Technology Committee (EDTC), and the European Committee of Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM) so to reflect a uniformly balanced and internationally recognized program of instruction. This course has been approved by the Diving Medical Advisory Committee and the European Diving Technology Committee (DMAC/EDTCmed) as a Level 1 - Medical Examiner of Divers course. This is a specific training course preparing Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners (NPP) to examine commercial, sport, scientific, and other related public service divers, and determine their fitness to dive.

    Course Goal

    The goal of this course is to prepare Physicians and NPPs to examine professional, sport, scientific, and other related public service divers, and determine their fitness to dive.

    Course Topics

    • Hyperbaric Physics
    • Hyperbaric Pathophysiology of Immersion
    • Pathophysiology of Decompression
    • Inert Gas Narcosis and Oxygen Toxicity
    • Characteristics of Various Divers
    • Diving Equipment
    • Regulations and Standards for Diving
    • Commercial Diving and Practical Demonstration
    • Dive Tables and Computers; Flying After Diving
    • Professional and Recreational Fitness Standards
    • Non-Dysbaric Diving Pathology
    • Medications Under Pressure
    • High Pressure Nervous Syndrome (HPNS)
    • Acute Dysbaric Disorders
    • Long-Term Health Effects
    • Diver Incidents and Accidents
    • Fitness to Dive Standards
    • EKG Assessment
    • Fitness to Dive (Including Pulmonary Function Tests)
    • Fitness to Dive Assessment Cases

    Other course information

    • You will be required to bring a laptop or iPad/tablet. This is needed so you can take the online exam and to follow along with the lectures as you wish. Paper copies of the exam will be available.
    • If you are attending for a renewal, please note that you will still be expected to take the full exam. 
    • You will be provided with a web link to access all the lecture presentations & handouts. 
    • You will be given a notebook to take notes (this notebook will have just the lecture topics and objectives). 
 
 
 

Event Properties

Event Date 09-21-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-24-2023 1:30 pm
Location InterContinental New Orleans

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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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