Physicians Training in Diving Medicine 2020: October 5-16
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Course Description and Goal
The UHMS Physicians Training in Hyperbaric Medicine Course was started in 1977 with financial support from the Department of Energy and the cooperation of the US Navy. Further influence has been based on internationally accepted training objectives that were agreed upon by the Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC), the European Diving Technology Committee (EDTC), and the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM). This course is primarily designed for those who possess an MD, DO, or equivalent degree; however those non-physicians who will use the training in their geographic areas to enhance the safety and efficiency of diving operations will also find the course of value.
The goal of this course is to train physicians in recognizing and treating diving medical emergencies. Course educational methodology includes lectures, case presentations, video clips, printed support materials, practical exercises, and both formal and informal question and answer sessions with the faculty.
In addition to lectures on the physiology and medicine of diving, the course will include practical exposure to different types of diving equipment, recompression chambers and support systems and situational/simulation training.
Applicants for the course should possess an MD, DO, or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to those applicants who will use the training in their geographic areas to enhance the safety and efficiency of diving operations.
The applicant must pass a diving physical examination if they wish to participate in diving/pressure-related activities. The purpose of this Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. Please be sure to fill out the Medical Questionnaire form (Click here for form), which can also be found on the registration page.
CME Hours: For MD/DO/PhD, or equivalent advanced degree, a Certificate of Continuing Medical Education Credits will be issued for those who complete an online evaluation form; MOC credit will be available.
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.
- You will be provided with a web link to access all the lecture presentations, homework and handouts.
- You will be given a notebook to take notes (this notebook will have just the lecture topics and objectives).
Accreditation and Approval
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME.
The Diving Medical Advisory Committee and the European Diving Technical Committee (DMAC/EDTCmed has approved this course at Level 2D - Diving Medicine Physician).
The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 83 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MOC credit will also be available from the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
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 relationship will be made at the activity.
|Event End Date||10-16-2020|