Medical Examiner of Divers

NEXT COURSE DATE: SEPTEMBER 21-24, 2017
*DMAC/EDTCmed: Level 1 Medical assessment of divers (Medical Examiner of Divers), July 9, 2018

  • General 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.  Approved thru July 9, 2018.  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

  • LOEWS NEW ORLEANS HOTEL
    300 Poydras St
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    Room Rate: $165 S/D
    We are pleased to confirm the following guest room rates. Quoted room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14% plus $ .50 occupancy tax per room per night) in effect at the time of check-out, as well as Statutory Tourism Support Assessment of 1.75% of each room rate, per room per night.

    The following Upgrades are available at the following cost per night (taxes not included):
    Luxury King: $185; Grand King or 2 Queens: $185; Grand King Suite: $365

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    Loews Reservations Center: 866-211-6411, you must identify yourself as being with the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society's Medical Examiner of Divers Course.
    Hotel Reservations Cut-off date: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017

    • Complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms and meeting space
    • Overnight valet parking discount to $32 per vehicle per night (standard rate is $42)
    • Daily valet parking discounted to $12 per vehicle per day (standard rate is $21)
       

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  • SCHEDULE: subject to change
    posted 8/17/2017

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

    07:30-07:45

    Pre-Course Survey

    Freiberger

    All

    07:45-08:00

    Faculty, Participant & Course Introduction

    Freiberger

    All

    08:00–08:30

    Cases to Keep in Mind

    Freiberger

    Derrick

    08:30–09:15

    Hyperbaric Physics

    Savaser

    Freiberger

    09:15–10:15

    Diving Related Physiology (gases)

    Freiberger

    Derrick

    10:15–10:30

    Q & A with the faculty

    Faculty

    Derrick/Freiberger

    10:30–11:30

    Diving Related Physiology (immersion)

    Freiberger

    Derrick

    11:30-12:30

    Recreational/Technical Diving & Equipment

    Hickey

    Savaser

    12:30–13:30

    Lunch

       

    13:30-14:30

    Dive Tables and Computers; Flying After Diving

    Derrick

    Freiberger

    14:30-16:00

    Commercial Diving, Equipment, Diver Characteristics

    Alleman

    Hickey

    16:00-17:00

    Practical Application of Dive Tables & HBO Physics

    Hickey

    Savaser

    17:00-17:30

    Q & A with the faculty

    Faculty

    Freiberger/Derrick

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

    08:00–09:00

    Transport to EPIC Divers

       

    09:00–12:00

    Epic Divers Commercial Diving Lecture and Practical Demonstrations

    Bratowski

    choice

    12:00–13:00

    Transport to Hotel

       

    13:00-14:00

    Lunch

       

    14:00-14:45

    Inert Gas Narcosis, High Pressure Nervous Syndrome

    Freiberger

    Alleman

    14:45-15:30

    Acute Dysbaric Disorders

    Derrick

    Freiberger

    15:30-16:15

    Oxygen Toxicity

    Derrick

    Freiberger

    16:15-16:45

    Non-Dysbaric Diving Disorders

    Savaser

    Derrick

    16:45-17:15

    Long Term Health Effects of Diving

    Savaser

    Alleman

    17:15-17:30

    Q & A with the faculty

    Faculty

    Alleman/Savaser

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

    08:00–09:00

    Commercial Diver Examination, Forms & Procedures

    Alleman

    Hickey

    09:00-10:00

    Diving Focused Physical Examination  

    Savaser

    Alleman

    10:00-11:00

    Audiograms

    Alleman

    Hickey

    11:00-11:45

    Pulmonary Function Testing

    Hickey

    Derrick

    11:45-12:00

    Q & A with the faculty

    Faculty

    Alleman/Savaser

    12:00–13:00

    Lunch

       

    13:00-13:45

    ECG Assessment

    Derrick

    Savaser

    13:45-14:15

    Scientific and Public Safety Diving Regulations

    Derrick

    Freiberger

    14:15-15:00

    Medications and Diving

    Alleman

    Hickey

    15:00-:15:45

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

    Savaser

    Freiberger

    15:15-15:30

    Q & A with the faculty

    Faculty

    Savaser/Hickey

    15:45-16:45

    Fitness to Dive Assessment Cases 1

    Hickey

    Alleman/Hickey

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

    08:00-09:00

    Cases from the Gulf of Mexico

    Alleman

    Hickey/Alleman

    09:00-10:30

    Fitness to Dive Assessment Cases 2

    Freiberger

    Derrick/Freiberger

    10:45-12:00

    Practice Question Review, Q & A with the faculty

    Faculty

    Savaser/Hickey

    12:00-13:00

    Light Lunch and Questions for the faculty

    Faculty

    Freiberger/Derrick

    13:00-15:00

    Examination, Course Evaluation and Closure

    Faculty

    All available or Freiberger/Derrick

     

     

    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.