PRE-COURSES


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • - COURSE TENTATIVELY ON HOLD - 
    CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTEREST IN ATTENDING, IN ORDER TO BE ADDED TO A LIST TO BE CONTACTED
    PENDING OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION THAT THE COURSE WILL BE HELD


    WEDNESDAY,  JUNE 17
    8am-5pm

    Program Directors: Nick Bird, Jim Chimiak and Petar Denoble


    The scuba diving pre-participation medical screening tool, the RSTC medical form, has been undergoing revision currently, but its utility for periodic medical evaluations is not being considered. Divers, physicians, and dive operators refer to the RSTC form as shorthand guidelines for fitness to dive evaluation in any situation despite its limited original scope. At times when the scuba divers population gets older and cardiac causes of scuba fatalities are common, we should consider cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) screening as an ongoing process in middle-age and older divers.

    Speakers

    • Chimiak: The objectives of this pre-course
    • Uribe: Review of cardiac causes of death in scuba and snorkeling
    • Germonpre: Fitness to dive in divers with cardiovascular diseases
    • Moon: Risk markers of SCD and IPE in scuba and snorkeling
    • Tillmans: Current studies of cardiovascular functions in scuba divers
    • Chimiak: Medical form for annual self-screening with triggers for a physical evaluation.
    • Bird: Screening for asymptomatic conditions and risks factors in outclinic settings including non-invasive CRF tests; criteria for referral to CRF lab
    • TBD: Exercise capacity, indirect vs. direct testing methods, classification of fitness and criteria for scuba participation
    • Chimiak: Pre-dive acute health status checklist
    • TBD: Recommendation and guidelines for periodic FTD evaluation in recreational divers, self-evaluation form, medical release form.
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    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17: 10am-6pm
    Program Chair: Derall Garrett, CHT


    The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the UHMS Clinical Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program, its structure, survey processes and "insider tips” on preparing to undergo an accreditation survey. Experienced surveyor faculty members will provide a comprehensive overview of the process to streamline preparation.

    SCHEDULE:
    subject to change
    posted: 5/8/2019

    TIME LECTURE FACULTY

    8:00-8:15

    Welcome/Introductions                      

    Derall Garrett, CHT

    8:15-10:15

    Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?       

    Derall Garrett, CHT

    10:15-10:45

    Break

     

    10:45-11:45

    Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design I  & II

    Derall Garrett, CHT

    11:45-12:45

    Lunch

     

    12:45-1:30

    Physician point of view                            

     

    1:30-2:00

    Organizational Planning                

    Derall Garrett, CHT

    2:00-2:45

    Technologist point of view                        

     

    2:45-3:00

    Break

     

    3:00-3:45

    Nurse point of view

     

    3:45-4:00

    Discussion/Questions

     

    4:00

    Adjourn

     

     


    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

    Designation Statements: 
    Not approved for Physician CME and MOC credit.

    Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours 6.25.

    Licenses Types Approved:

    • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Licensed Practical Nurse
    • Registered Nurse
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care
    • Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist
    • Certified Respiratory Therapist

    NBDHMT: This live activity is approved for 6.25 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

    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
    (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.