Plenary: UHM Fellows: Top articles in Hyperbaric Medicine

Speaker: Kristi Ray, DO (LSU Fellow)
Time: 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Plenary: UHM Fellows: Top articles in Undersea Medicine

Speaker: Chris Winstead-Derlega, MD (Duke Fellow)
Time: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Session E - HBO2 Operations, Chambers and Equipment

Plenary: White Paper: Lack of Emerging 24/7 Chambers

Speaker: Richard Moon, MD
Time: 9:00 am - 9:50 am

Plenary: Lessons learned from the UHMS accreditation process during COVID

Speakers: David Charash, DO; Derall Garrett, CHT; Monica Skarban, RN
Time: 10:10 am - 11:00 am

About the Lecture:

Experiences of the UHMS Facility Accreditation Surveyors who continued the Accreditation Program in the face of an unprecedented pandemic.

We plan to share a little history of the accreditation program, how the COVID-19 Pandemic stopped most businesses, transitions in UHMS Accreditation preparations and surveyor team selection, and discuss how the future survey preparations/administration and team selections will be made.

  1. To discuss Accreditation Survey Process, share struggles and changes needed for successful Accreditations in 2020 and transitions for future surveys
  2. Discuss the challenges we incurred during the pandemic, and the transitions needed to submit a successful program during the tight restrictions on visitors/surveyors arriving from out of state.

About the Panel Faculty:

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Current Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Director for the UHMS Mr. Garrett has been working in the industry for over 20 years working with both multiplace and monoplace chambers in freestanding clinics and hospital-based centers. He is a graduate of the College of Oceaneering with a degree as a Commercial Diver with further specialization as a Diver Medic. He has also has been certified by the National Board of Diving Hyperbaric Technologist as Hyperbaric Technician since 2000. Mr. Garrett is factory trained in both ETC and Perry Chambers. His areas of training include maintenance and repair for the ETC XD and Select monoplace chamber models and all Perry Sigma models. Mr. Garrett has provided maintenance and repair services in the United States and for several companies overseas. When he was the Vice President of Hyperbaric Services for Innovative Healing Systems from 2006 – 2012, Mr. Garrett also helped conduct training programs for hyperbaric technicians and safety directors. He has written policy and procedures for the company, as well as, a part of many starting up programs for hyperbaric and wound care centers in the United States as well as in India and Dubai. He was involved in the planning, construction, and finishing stages of getting the facility operational. Mr. Garrett has also participated in several UHMS survey teams as a UHMS accreditation surveyor for both monoplace and multiplace facilities since 2013. He has been a member since 2003 of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

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                               Ms. Skarban:
UHMS Accreditation Nurse Surveyor since 2001, Retired CHRNC and Air Force Nurse.