Approved UHMS Introductory Courses

Important Notice (2020): 
The UHMS understands the need to continue training with stay-at-home orders in place. With that said, some joint providers have submitted for approval of live-streaming and have been approved to continue live-streaming through 2020. These courses are listed below with the approval noted. The courses are exactly the same with the content, faculty and requirements, except it is live-streamed instead of in-person. They are also conducting the “hands-on” portion through live-stream. Attendance to a live-stream course qualifies for PATH and also is recognized still as completion of a UHMS Designated Introductory Training Course. Please note that the NBDHMT also is now recognizing the live-stream format for CHT’s. Other joint providers are still approved as well and some are conducting courses with social distancing in a safe environment. The providers who are live-streaming their course are listed below to contact for more information.

What is a UHMS Designated Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine?

UHMS approved introductory course training is expected to require a minimum of 40 hours of face-to-face hyperbaric medicine specific instruction, formal assessment upon completion, some element of practical chamber‑side instruction, and must be documented by a certificate of completion. A UHMS‑Designated Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine shall cover the following elements: Historical Considerations, Physics of Hyperbaric Exposure, Mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen, Air Decompression Procedures, UHMS Accepted Indications: Their Scientific Basis and Treatment Protocols, Side Effects and Contraindications, Patient Assessment and Management, Hyperbaric Chamber Systems, Hyperbaric Safety and Emergency Procedures, Administrative/ Management Issues, Clinical and Technical Practicum and a final examination and evaluation.

A UHMS Designated Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine is designed to introduce physicians, nurses and technicians to the theory and practice of hyperbaric medicine. On May 21, 1998 the UHMS Board of Directors established the minimum content, duration, and quality of a UHMS Designated Introductory Course.

Basic Considerations for Determining the Elements

In establishing the minimum content and duration of a UHMS Designated Introductory Course, the Education Committee considered the following items:

  • Consideration 1

    A physician practicing hyperbaric medicine should be a fully licensed MD or DO who has been granted privileges in hyperbaric medicine by the medical staff of the hospital in which hyperbaric oxygen therapy is being performed.

  • Consideration 2

    Completion of a UHMS‑Designated Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine does not credential or imply credentialing of a physician, nurse or technician to practice hyperbaric medicine. Being qualified in the hyperbaric medicine specialty requires additional specialized training.

  • Consideration 4

    Basic medical skills on management of medical emergencies are outside the scope of a UHMS‑Designated Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine, so physicians must either possess or acquire these skills apart from the Introductory Course.

  • Consideration 5

    Physicians trained in the practice of hyperbaric medicine have the same education requirements regardless of the type of chamber, e.g., monoplace or multiplace.

  • Consideration 6

    The UHMS will continue to provide Physician CME Activities beyond the Introductory Hyperbaric Medicine Course to aid physicians in meeting their ongoing CME requirement to maintain their credentials in hyperbaric medicine (as established by hospitals or specialty boards).

Additional guidelines for training, credentialing and staffing can be found in the UHMS Guidelines for Hyperbaric Facility Operations.

Essentials of Hyperbaric Medicine

Baromedial Partners, LLC – Las Vegas, Nevada 
Barry Phillips

Credits: 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / physicians 

Email: bmpllc2017@gmail.com
Phone: +702-882-2003

Fundamentals of Hyperbaric Medicine

Simon Fraser University – Burnaby, BC, Canada 
Sherri Ferguson

Credits: 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / physicians 

Emails: sferguson@sfu.ca
Phone: +778-782-3782

Hyperbaric Medicine Team Training

International ATMO – San Antonio, Texas 
Paul Sheffield, Director

Credits:
41 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / physicians
41 contact hours – Texas Nurses Association

Email: education@hyperbaricmedicine.com
Phone: +210-614-3688
Website: www.hyperbaricmedicine.com 

*Approved by UHMS for live-streaming format through 2020.
*Approved by NBDHMT for live-streaming format from July 1, 2020-February 28, 2021 to continue to meet the standards for Introductory Training.

Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine

Wound Care Education Partners – Travels on-site

Credits: 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / physicians 
40 contact hours by the Florida Board of Nursing 
40 Category A credit hours credit hours by the NBDHMT 

Activity Dates:
July 18, 19, 25, 26, 2020 (Livestream)*
September 19-22, 2020 (North Palm Beach, FL)
October 9-12, 2020 (Las Vegas, NV)
November 7-10, 2020 (North Palm Beach, FL)

Email: info@woundeducationpartners.com
Phone: +561-776-6066
Websitewww.woundeducationpartners.com

*Approved by UHMS for live-streaming format through 2020.
*Approved by NBDHMT for live-streaming format from July 1, 2020-February 28, 2021.

 

Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center – Long Beach, California 
Stuart Miller, MD, Director 

Credits: 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / physicians 

Email: cpua@memorialcare.org
Phone: +562-933-6950
Website: longbeachhyperbaricmedicine.com

Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care

Physicians Unity, PA (Lubbock, TX)
Kaye Moseley, Course Director

CME hours: 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / physicians 

Email: Kayemoseley65@gmail.com/Chelsea Kelley <chelsea.kelley@woundcentrics.com>
Phone: 770-377-8733

Upcoming Dates:
October 5-9, 2020 (live streaming)
November 16-20, 2020
December 9-13, 2020
January 11-15, 2021
February 8-12, 2021
March 8-12, 2021
April 12-16, 2021
May 10-14, 2021

*Approved by UHMS for live-streaming format through 2020.

Introductory Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ray Janisse, RRT, CHT

Credits: 40 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Activity Dates:
March 31 to April 4, 2020
November 24 to 28, 2020

Phone: 416-340-4800 X3346
Email: Ray.Janisse@uhn.ca

Website: https://www.uhn.ca/Surgery/Treatments_Procedures/Hyperbaric_Medicine_Unit#tab4 

Introductory Hyperbaric Training

Poseidon Safety International
Kevan Corson, Director
Credits: 41.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / physicians

Email: kevan.corson@poseidonsafety.com
Phone: (512) 924-4266
Website: http://poseidonsafety.com/index.html

Pacific Northwest Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine

Responsible Organization: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
Activity Director: Enoch Huang and James Holm
Activity Administrator: Enoch Huang, MD, FUHM

Contact: Enoch Huang: Email Dr. Huang / Ph: 503-413-3244

Location: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center

Credits: 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ physicians

Upcoming date(s): August 3-7, 2020 (3-4 Portland, 5 travel day, 6-7 Seattle)
Registration: https://www.legacyhealthevents.org/hyperbaric08 

*Approved by UHMS for live-streaming format through 2020.
*Approved by NBDHMT for live-streaming format from July 1, 2020-February 28, 2021 to continue to meet the standards for Introductory Training.

Website: www.legacyhealth.org

Primary Hyperbaric Medicine Course

International ATMO – Conducted on-site per request
Paul Sheffield, Director 

Credits: 40.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / physicians

Email: education@hyperbaricmedicine.com
Phone: +210-614-3688
Website: www.hyperbaricmedicine.com

Principles of Hyperbaric Medicine

Principles of Hyperbaric Medicine
Undersea Oxygen Clinic LLC- Tampa, FL

Contact: Joseph Dituri: joe@iantd.com / Ph: 202-642-3483
                Mario Caruso: mariocaruso@verizon.net /Ph: 727-542-1959

Location: Tampa, Florida or on-site hospitals

Credits: 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ physicians
Website: www.underseaoxygenclinic.com 

Upcoming 2020 Dates:
3-6 August
5-8 October
7-10 December