Physicians Training in Diving Medicine

NEXT COURSE DATE: OCTOBER 16-27, 2017
DMAC/EDTCmed: Level 2D: Medical management of diving accidents and illnesses (Diving Medicine Physician) approved course (April 2020).

  • PLEASE NOTE: All interested INTERNATIONAL attendees must register & have the NOAA FOREIGN NATIONAL VISITOR/GUEST INFORMATION FORM filled out an emailed to uhms@uhms.org
    by SEPTEMBER 8, 2017


    Course Description and Goal

    The UHMS/NOAA 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 M.D., D.O., 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 "hands on" experience operating and working recompression chambers, and the use of commercial and military diving equipment. 

    Applicants for the course should possess an M.D., D.O., 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.  Please make sure you fill in the 


    OBSERVER DIVER MEDICAL HISTORY FORM - NOAA Form 57-03-53   PDF  - Fax to:  919-490-5149 or email to: uhms@uhms.org 


    Please fill out the FOREIGN NATIONAL VISITOR/GUEST INFORMATION FORMPDF  - Fax to: 919-490-5149 or email to: uhms@uhms.org  


    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.  

     

    DIVING GEAR:
    NOAA can provide all diving gear, but if you are a diver, they highly encourage that you bring your own gear. The temperature in the training tank at that time of year is expected to be in the low 60s.

    If you do not have diving gear, NOAA can provided for you.  The link below is their wetsuit sizing sheet, this will need to be filled out in order for them to have a ball-park size for you to try on when you get there.

    NOAA sizing sheet: http://www.omao.noaa.gov/find/media/documents/nf-57-03-65-2-15-sep-measurement-form.

  • HOTEL INFORMATION: 

    Silver Cloud
    5036 25th Ave, NE
    Seattle, WA 98105

    Room Rate: $179 Single King
    **$189 Double Queen - Subject to Availability**

    ASSOCIATED TAXES AND SERVICE CHARGES: Lodging Tax: 15.6% (subject to change without notice)

    ONLINE RESERVATIONS: CLICK HERE
    OR Call our hotel directly at (206) 526-5200 or 1 (800) 205-6940 and ask for the "Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society - UHMS/NOAA Joint Training 10'16" or "UHMSNOAA" group and the guest services agent will be able to assist with the reservation. 
    Reservation Cut-off date: Sunday, September 25; 3pm PT

    Group rates are availability three days pre/post meeting dates, subject to last room availability .

    Please note a $15.00 taxable surcharge is applied for each adult beyond double occupancy. There is a max of (4) four individuals per guestroom, regardless of guestroom type. Children 18 years and under stay free.

    CONCESSIONS:
     Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet, served 6:30am to 9:30am Mon-Fri and 7:00am to 10:30am Sat-Sun
     Complimentary Parking Onsite
     Complimentary High Speed Internet Access in guestrooms
     Courtesy Shuttle Service for registered Silver Cloud guests to NOAA facility on Sand Point Way from the hotel every
         morning and from NOAA facility to Hotel each evening according to a mutually agreed schedule (est. 7AM and 7:30 AM
         departures with 5:15 and 5:45 PM return) and within a 3 mile radius for individual guest use based on availability.
     Complimentary use of Hotel’s Fitness Facility and Business Center
     Hotel to provide complimentary (as available to all hotel guests) weekly hosted Managers Reception or (depending upon
        status of hotels expansion/renovation and lobby remodel) provide UHMS with two complimentary drink vouchers per
        registered hotel guest per week which may be utilized at attendees discretion or applied to a specific nights’ UHMS get
        together.
     Complimentary microwaves and refrigerators in every guest room, 



    TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION

    AIRPORT: Seattle –Tacoma International Airport: Code: SEA

    Attendees will be responsible for getting to the hotel from the airport and vice versa.  Ground transportation information: http://www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Parking-and-Transportation/Ground-Transportation/Pages/Bus-Shuttle-Courtesy.aspx  

    NOTE: Transportation to the NOAA Center for the class will be provided.  .

    SEATTLE TACOMA INTERNATIONAL (SEA) AIRPORT

    • Approximate driving time is 33 minutes and distance is 19 miles
    • Amtrak Train Station – 6 miles
    • Greyhound Bus Station – 4 miles

    UNIVERSITY LINK LIGHT RAIL STATION (NOW OPEN!)

    • Located one mile from the hotel
    • Direct link to Downtown Seattle & Seattle – Tacoma International Airport
    • Courtesy hotel shuttle for up to 14 passengers & luggage available 7:00am – 10:00pm
    • For shuttle pick-up, contact the hotel at 206.526.5200 upon arrival at the station

     

  • CLICK HERE

    Please click the above link to register or use the WORD or PDF registration forms (links below) and email or fax to us.  
    Click here for the WORD version.     Click here for the PDF version.   Thank you.

    FEES: 

    COURSE REGISTRATION:

  • Course Schedule: as of 8/8/2017 (subject to change)

     

    Monday, October 16 – At NOAA Diving Center (Bldg. 4)

     

    0800 – 0900

    Welcome, Introduction to NOAA & UHMS

    Dulaigh/McFall/Holm

     

    0900 – 1100

    Introduction to Diving

    Dulaigh

     

    1100 – 1200

    Diving & Hyperbaric Physics: Part 1-Pressure

    Dinsmore

     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
     

    1300 – 1500

    Diving & Hyperbaric Physics: Part 2 – Gas Laws

    Dinsmore

     

    1500 – 1600

    Orientation to NOAA Diving Center and Chambers

    NDC Staff

      

    1600 – 1700

    Diving Equipment “Hands-on” (Bldg. 8)

    Hileman

    Tuesday, October 17 – At NOAA Diving Center (Bldg. 4)

     

    0800 – 0930

    No Decompression Tables

    Dinsmore

     

    0930 – 1200

    Diving Related Physiology & Pathophysiology of Immersion

    Pollock

     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
     

    1300 – 1400

    The Neurologic Exam

    Dulaigh

     

    1400 – 1500

    Surface Oxygen Administration

    Jeremiah

     

    1500 – 1700

    Thermal Considerations

    Pollock

    Wednesday, October 18 – At NOAA Diving Center (Bldg. 4)

     

    0800 – 1000

    Non-Decompression Gas Physiology

    Pollock

     

    1000 – 1100

    Decompression Tables and Procedures

    Dinsmore

     

    1100 – 1200

    Dive Computers

    Jeremiah

     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
     

    1300 – 1400

    Introduction to PVHO, Chamber Safety, Risk Assessment

    Hileman

     

    1400 – 1700

    Chamber Operations

     
       

    60” Chamber – Neuro exams under pressure

    NDC Staff

       

    80” Chamber – 165’ chamber dive

    NDC Staff

    Thursday, October 19 – At NOAA Diving Center (Bldg. 4)

     

    0800 – 1000

    HBO2 Basic Physiology and Pathophysiology

    Holm

      

    1000 – 1200

    Clinical Hyperbaric Indications, Part 1

    Holm

     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
     

    1300 – 1400

    Hyperbaric Tunneling

    Kay

     

    1400 – 1500

    Complications of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    Holm

     

    1500 – 1700

    Surface Supplied Pre-Dive Briefing/Orientation (Bldg. 8)

    Gordon

    Friday, October 20 – At NOAA Diving Center (Bldg. 8)

     

    0800 – 1200

    Superlite 17 Surface Supplied Divers (Group A)

    Gordon

       

    Chamber Narcosis Exposure (Group B)

    Dulaigh/NOAA Staff

       

    Life Support in Closed Circuit and Saturation Diving Systems

     
     

    Simulated Close Circuit Saturation Dive to 100'

     
     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
     

    1300 – 1700

    Superlite 17 Surface Supplied Divers (Group B)

    Gordon

       

    Chamber Narcosis Exposure (Group A)

    Dulaigh/NOAA Staff

       

    Life Support in Closed Circuit and Saturation Diving Systems

     
     

    Simulated Close Circuit Saturation Dive to 100'

     

    Saturday, October 21 – At NOAA Diving Center (Bldg. 4) and VM:

     

    0800 – 0900

    Fitness to Dive Assessment and Standards

    Mitchell

     

    0900 – 1100

    Pathophysiology and Manifestations of Decompression Illness

    Mitchell

     

    1100 – 1200

    Evaluation, Interventions and Evacuation of Diving Injuries

    Mitchell

     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
     

    1300 – 1400

    Case Discussion: Diagnosis & Early Management

    Holm/Mitchell

     

    1400 – 1500

    Clinical Hyperbaric Chambers

    Holm

     

    1630

    Pick-up from hotel for Tour & Banquet

     
     

    1700 – 1800

    Virginia Mason Hyperbaric Chamber Tour

    Holm

     

    1800 – 2030

    Reception, Buffet and Guest Lecture (near VM)

    Dulaigh/Holm/Mitchell

    Sunday, October 22 – Day off to enjoy Seattle

    Monday, October 23 – At NOAA Diving Center (Bldg. 4)

     

    0800 – 1000

    Recompression Therapy and Adjunctive Therapies for Decompression Illness

    Mitchell

     

    1000 – 1100

    Non-Pulmonary Barotrauma (Ears)

    Tomaszewski

     

    1100 – 1200

    Medications Under Pressure

    Tomaszewski

     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
     

    1300 – 1400

    Return to Diving after Decompression Illness

    Mitchell

     

    1400 – 1500

    Case Discussion: Recompression Management

    Mitchell/Tomaszewski

     

    1500 – 1700

    Hazardous Marine Life and Marine Toxins

    Tomaszewski

    Tuesday, October 24 – At NOAA Diving Center (Bldg. 4)

     

    0800 – 1000

    Acute Dysbaric Disorders

    Freiberger

     

    1000 – 1200

    Chronic Dysbaric Disorders/Long Term Effects

    Freiberger

     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
      1300 - 1400 Diving as an Occupation

    Freiberger
     

    1400 - 1700

    Station Rotation (Bldg. 8)

     
       

       Emergency Evacuation Hyperbaric Stretcher (Hyperlite)

    Hileman

     

    60” chamber

    NDC Staff

     

       80” chamber

    NDC Staff

       

       Spirometry

    Dulaigh

    Wednesday, October 25 – At DIT (am); At NOAA Diving Center (pm)
    (Rental Shuttle AM / HOTEL Shuttle PM)

     

    0800 – 1200

    Divers Institute of Technology (DIT)

    Johnston and DIT Staff

       

    Diving Demonstration, Diving Procedures

     
       

    Saturation Diving, Basic Safety Planning

     
       

    Commercial Regulations and Standards

     
     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
     

    1300 – 1400

    Hyperbaric Treatment Tables

    Holm

     

    1400 – 1600

    Clinical Hyperbaric Indications, Part 2

    Huang

     

    1600 – 1700

    Clinical Cases and Discussion

    Holm/Huang

    Thursday, October 26 – At NOAA Diving Center (Bldg. 4)

     

    0800 – 0900

    Diver Risks and Fatalities

    Caruso

     

    0900 – 1000

    Diver Accident Investigation

    Caruso

     

    1000 – 1200

    Case Histories of Diving Incidents and Accidents

    Caruso

     

    1200 – 1300

    Lunch

     
     

    1300 - 1700

    Station Rotation (Bldg. 8)

     
       

       Emergency Evacuation Hyperbaric Stretcher (Hyperlite)

    Hileman

     

    60” chamber

    NDC Staff

     

       80” chamber

    NDC Staff

       

       Spirometry

    Dulaigh

    Friday, October 27 – At Silver Cloud Hotel

     

    0800 – 1100

    Examination and Review

     
     

    1100 – 1200

    Evaluation/Graduation/Closure

    Dulaigh/Holm

     


    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 IIA - Diving Medicine Physician.

    Credit Designation

    The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 83 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. 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.

    Disclosure

    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.