Medical Examiner of Divers

NEXT COURSE DATE: SEPTEMBER 21-24, 2017

  • 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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    COURSE REGISTRATION:

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  • SCHEDULE: subject to change
    posted 10/5/2016

    Day 1 – September 21, Thursday                                                                          

    9

    0730 - 0745

    Breakfast & Pre-Course Survey

     

    0.25

    0745 - 0800

    Faculty, Participant & Course Introduction

    Freiberger

    0.25

    0800 – 0830

    Cases to Keep in Mind

    Freiberger

    0.5

    0830 – 0915

    Hyperbaric Physics

    Derrick

    0.75

    0915 – 1015

    Diving Related Physiology (gases)

    Freiberger

    1

    1015 – 1030

    Q & A with the faculty

     

    0.25

    1030 – 1130

    Diving Related Physiology (immersion)

    Freiberger

    1

    1130 – 1230

    Dive Tables and Computers; Flying After Diving

    Derrick

    1

    1230 – 1330

    Lunch

     

    0

    1330 - 1430

    Recreational/Technical Diving & Equipment

    Derrick

    1

    1430 - 1600

    Commercial Diving, Equipment, Diver Characteristics

    Alleman

    1.5

    1600 - 1615

    Q & A with the faculty

     

    0.25

    1615 - 1730

    Practical Application of Dive Tables & HBO Physics

    Derrick

    1.25

    Day 2 – September 22, Friday

    7.5

    0800 – 0900

    Transport to EPIC Divers

     

    0

    0900 – 1200

    Commercial Diving Lecture and Practical Demonstrations

    EPIC Divers: Bratkowski

    3

    1200 – 1300

    Transport to Hotel

     

    0

    1300 - 1400

    Lunch

     

    0

    1400 - 1500

    Non-Dysbaric Diving Disorders

     LSU-TBD

    1

    1500 - 1600

    Acute Dysbaric Disorders

    Derrick

    1

    1600 - 1630

    Oxygen Toxicity

    Derrick

    0.5

    1630 - 1645

    Q & A with the faculty

     

    0.25

    1645 - 1730

    Inert Gas Narcosis, High Pressure Nervous Syndrome

    Freiberger

    0.75

    1730 - 1830

    Long Term Health Effects of Diving

     Murphy-Lavoie

    1

    Day 3 – September 23, Saturday

    8.5

    0800 – 0900

    Commercial Diver Examination, Forms & Procedures

    Alleman

    1

    0900 - 1000

    Diving Focused Physical Examination  

    Alleman

    1

    1000 - 1015

    Q & A with the faculty

     

    0.25

    1015 - 1045

    Pulmonary Function Testing

     LSU-TBD

    0.5

    1045 - 1115

    ECG Assessment

    Derrick

    0.5

    1115 - 1200

    Audiograms

    Alleman

    0.75

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     

    0

    1300 – 1400

    Medications and Diving

    Alleman

    1

    1400 - 1515

    A Physician's Approach to Fitness to Dive

    Freiberger

    1.25

    1515 - 1530

    Q & A with the faculty

     

    0.25

    1530 - 1730

    Fitness to Dive Assessment Cases

     LSU-TBD

    2

    Day 4 – September 24, Sunday

    7

    0800 – 0930

    Cases from the Gulf of Mexico

    Alleman

    1.5

    0930 - 1100

    Fitness to Dive Assessment Cases

    Freiberger

    1.5

    1100 - 1200

    Practice Question Review, Q & A with the faculty

    Derrick

    1

    1200 - 1230

    Light Lunch and Questions for the faculty

     

    0.5

    1230 - 1500

    Examination, Course Evaluation and Closure

     

    2.5

           

    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.