Medical Examiner of Divers

NEXT COURSE DATE: SEPTEMBER 19-22, 2019
TBD, New Orleans, LA
*DMAC/EDTCmed: Level 1 Medical assessment of divers (Medical Examiner of Divers) approved course

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    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 to examine commercial, sport, research, and other related public service divers, and determine their fitness to dive.  

    Course Goal 
    The goal of this course is to prepare physicians to examine professional, sport, research 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.
    • You will be provided with a web link to access all the lecture presentations & handouts.  At the course, you will be given a jump drive with the same information on the web link. 
    • You will be given a notebook to take notes (this notebook will have just the lecture topics and objectives).  
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  • SCHEDULE: subject to change
    posted 8/29/18


    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

    07:00-08:00

    Continental Breakfast

     

    07:30-07:45

    Pre-Course Survey

    John Freiberger, MD

    07:45-08:00

    Faculty, Participant & Course Introduction

    John Freiberger, MD

    08:00–08:30

    Cases to Keep in Mind

    John Freiberger, MD

    08:30–09:15

    Hyperbaric Physics

    Davut Savaser, MD

    09:15–10:15

    Diving Related Physiology (gases)

    John Freiberger, MD

    10:15–10:30

    Q & A with the faculty

    Faculty

    10:30–11:30

    Diving Related Physiology (immersion)

    John Freiberger, MD

    11:30-12:30

    Recreational/Technical/Military Diving & Equipment

    Brian Keuski, MD

    12:30–13:30

    Lunch – On Own

     

    13:30-14:30

    Dive Tables and Computers; Flying After Diving

    Bruce Derrick, MD

    14:30-16:00

    Commercial Diving, Equipment, Diver Characteristics

    Tony Alleman, MD

    16:00-17:00

    Practical Application of Dive Tables & HBO Physics

    Brian Keuski, MD

    17:00-18:00

    Q&A with faculty, Exam #1

    Faculty

    18:00-19:00

    Welcome Reception

     

     
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

    08:00–09:00

    Transport to EPIC Divers

     

    09:00–12:00

    Epic Divers Commercial Diving Lecture and Practical Demonstrations

    Billy Bratowski

    12:00–13:00

    Transport to Hotel

     

    13:00-14:00

    Lunch – On Own

     

    14:00-14:45

    Inert Gas Narcosis, High Pressure Nervous Syndrome

    John Freiberger, MD

    14:45-15:30

    Acute Dysbaric Disorders

    Bruce Derrick, MD

    15:30-14:00

    Coffee break / snack will be out

     

    15:30-16:15

    Oxygen Toxicity

    Bruce Derrick, MD

    16:15-16:45

    Non-Dysbaric Diving Disorders

    Davut Savaser, MD

    16:45-17:15

    Long Term Health Effects of Diving

    Davut Savaser, MD

    17:15-18:30

    Q&A with faculty, Exam #2

    Faculty


     SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

    07:30-08:30

    Continental Breakfast

     

    08:00–09:00

    Commercial Diver Examination, Forms & Procedures

    Tony Alleman, MD

    09:00-10:00

    Diving Focused Physical Examination  

    Davut Savaser, MD

    10:00-11:00

    Audiograms

    Tony Alleman, MD

    11:00-11:45

    Pulmonary Function Testing

    Brian Keuski, MD

    11:45-12:00

    Q & A with the faculty

    Faculty

    12:00–13:00

    Lunch – On Own

     

    13:00-13:45

    ECG Assessment

    Bruce Derrick, MD

    13:45-14:15

    Scientific and Public Safety Diving Regulations

    Bruce Derrick, MD

    14:15-14:45

    Coffee break / snack will be out

     

    14:15-15:00

    Medications and Diving

    Tony Alleman, MD

    15:00-15:45

    A Physician's Approach to Fitness to Dive (recreational)

    Davut Savaser, MD

    15:45-17:15

    Fitness to Dive Assessment Cases 1

    Brian Keuski, MD

    17:15-18:15

    Q&A with faculty, Exam #3

    Faculty

     
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

    07:00-08:00

    Continental Breakfast

     

    07:30-08:30

    Cases from the Gulf of Mexico

    Tony Alleman, MD

    08:30-10:00

    Fitness to Dive Assessment Cases 2

    John Freiberger, MD

    10:00-13:30

    Q&A with faculty, Exam #4, Closure

    Faculty

     

    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:  The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 32 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 commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity. 
    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.

    MOC ABPM: This activity has been approved by the American Board of Preventive Medicine for up to 28 MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.