PRE-COURSES

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • How to Prepare for Accreditationregister now button

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28: 8am-5pm
    Program Chair: Tom Workman, MS, 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:

    0800-0815            Welcome/Introductions                                                      
    0815-0945            Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?                  Workman
    0945-1000            Break
    1000-1130            Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities? Con’t          Workman
    1130-1200            Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (I)     Workman 
    1200-1300            Lunch
    1300-1345            Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (II)    Workman
    1345-1430            Physician Issues                                                      Schwartz
    1430-1445            Break
    1445-1530            Nursing Issues                                                        Hirsch
    1530-1545            Technical Issues                                                      Workman
    1545-1615            Organizational Planning                                             Workman
    1615-1630            Discussion/Questions
    1630                    Adjourn

     


    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

    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 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours 7.

    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 7 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

    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
    (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

     

  • register now buttonHyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28: 8am-5pm
    Program Chair: James Bell, CHT, EMT, CFPS


    The purpose of this course is to provide current information related to the clinical and technical safety of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This course is organized by both regular and associate members. The sessions will be of special interest to clinicians and technical staff and is provided in response to requests from the membership for a pre-course related to safety aspects of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. MOC/CME and CEU will be available for this course.

    Pre-course Planning Committee
    James Bell, CHT, EMT, CFPS
    Marc Robins, DO, MPH
    Richard C Barry, MS, CHT-A
    Rob Sheffield, CHT
    Jolene Cormier, BSc, BSN, CHT, EMT-P, CHRN

     

    SCHEDULE
    2/6/2016 (subjected to change)

    0800 0815 Introductions/Welcome Marc Robins, DO
    Jim Bell, EMT, CHT, CFPS
    MORNING SESSION

    0915 0915 “Thirty Years of Critical Care in the Monoplace” Lindell Weaver, MD
    0915 1015 “Risk Assessment Through Interactive Case Discussion” Panel  Discussion

    Moderator: Marc Robins, DO

    Lin Weaver, Enoch Huang,
    Jim Bell & Richard Barry

    1015 1030 BREAK
    1030 1050 2012 – 2015 “Healogics Hyperbaric Adverse Events” Hanna Gordon, PhD &
    Terry Beard, RN, RRT, CHT, ACHRN, CHS, STS
    1050 1110 “Code Silver / Active Shooter” Jolene Cormier, RN, BSN, CHT, EMT-P CHRN
    1110 1130 “The Importance of Completing Checklists to Ensure Safe Patient Care” John Duffy Jr., MS, RN,
    CHRNC, CHWS
    1130 1200 Panel Q&A from the morning session Jim Bell, EMT, CHT, CFPS
    1200 1300 LUNCH
    AFTERNOON SESSION

    1300 1350 “Material selection for hyperbaric use – past and present” Rob Sheffield, CHT
    1350 1445 “Material selection for hyperbaric use – past and present” Richard C. Barry, MS, CHT-A
    1445 1500 BREAK
    1500 1530 Understanding static electricity Nicholas Linley,
    WHA International
    1530 1600 Understanding flammability testing Gwenael Chiffoleau,
    WHA International
    1600 1645 Material selection: Putting new information into practice Richard Barry, CHT
    1645 1715 Panel Q & A from the afternoon session Moderator: Richard Barry
    1715 1730 Closing/Questions Marc Robins & Jim Bell

     

     

     

     

     

     


    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

    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 TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours 8

    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 TBD Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.


    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.

    UHMS 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.

     

  • Pre-hospital Management of Decompression Illness: Towards Development of Definitive Modern Guidelines

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    WEDNESDAY, June28: 8am-5pm
    Program Chair: 
    Associate Professor Simon Mitchell, MB ChB, PhD, DipDHM, DipOccMed, FUHM, FANZCA

    The basic steps in management of decompression illness (DCI) in the pre-hospital setting seem relatively simple, but errors are frequently made and aspects of the triage of unwell divers for evacuation and recompression (or not) remain controversial. The Divers Alert Network has commissioned a panel of independent experts to review this matter and to produce a consensus (guided where possible by evidence) on optimal pre-hospital management of DCI. This pre-course has been scheduled as part of that initiative, and it will serve two broad purposes. First it will be an educational and update opportunity for attendees who will hear detailed presentations on a variety of related topics (see below) given by the experts invited to be part of the review committee. Second the discussion sessions will provide an opportunity for attendees to express views and opinions which will allow the committee members to calibrate their interim conclusions against the ideas emanating from a wider audience when finalising the guidelines in their subsequent deliberations.

    The speaker faculty includes Simon Mitchell, Phil Bryson, Mike Bennett, Frank Butler, Jacek Kot, Pierre Lafere, Jarrod Jablonski and Jim Holm. The topics that will be discussed include:

    • Presentations of DCI and diagnostic pearls.
    • First aid strategies in DCI and the evidence underpinning them.
    • Common pitfalls when sick divers present to hospitals or doctors without expertise in diving medicine.
    • The “art” of remote triage by diving medicine experts (the DAN doctor taking a call about a diver).
    • Transporting a diver with DCI and the effect of increasing delay to recompression on outcome.
    • The controversial issue of in-water recompression.

    The triage of divers located remotely from a consulting expert is likely to constitute one of the most interesting discussions. It is now more than 10 years since the “Remote Workshop” in Sydney produced a definition of “mild DCI”, and determined that divers whose symptoms and circumstances conformed with that definition could be managed adequately without recompression. Although considered a radical step at the time, the definition has subsequently been applied in many cases of DCI in remote locations without any emerging signal that unforeseen adverse consequences are occurring. Indeed, some commentators have opined that the relatively conservative definition of “mild DCI” could be made more liberal in ways that will be discussed at the pre-course.

    This pre-course is strongly recommended for physicians, CHTs, nurses, and paramedics interested in the pre-hospital management of DCI.

     


    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

    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 TBA AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

    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


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


    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.UHMS

    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.