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Hyperbaric Facility Maintenance Course (HFM)

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Hyperbaric Facility Maintenance Course (HFM)

Maintaining the hyperbaric chamber is only part of the preventive maintenance program of a hyperbaric facility. Most hyperbaric facilities include systems and components in addition to the equipment provided by the hyperbaric chamber manufacturer. This 2½ day course gives participants enough information to design a comprehensive preventive maintenance program and to be an informed consumer when hiring outside maintenance services.

The course is divided into two modules. Module 1 is core information relevant to all hyperbaric facilities; and includes a practical session in a monoplace chamber facility. Module 2 is advanced information, primarily focused on multiplace facility issues; and includes a practical session at a multiplace chamber facility. Module 1 is required in order to attend Module 2.

General Information

Continuing Education

Disclosures & Disclaimers

Schedule

FAQs

Objective

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Organize a comprehensive facility maintenance program
  • Manage maintenance work of staff or appointed contractors to ensure that work is done appropriately, safely & effectively

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for anyone responsible for the technical management, operation and/or maintenance of a hyperbaric facility.

Faculty

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Tuition

  • Module 1 – $375
  • Module 2 – $150 (Module 1 required to register for Module 2 and is designed for multiplace users)

Accommodations

Participants are responsible for their own travel, food, and lodging. A block of rooms is reserved at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk at a special rate of $115 (plus 16.75% hotel tax) per night for a single room ($10.00 per each additional person). Reservations received after the cut-off-date will be provided on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate. Make Reservations →

Location

This course is held at the Drury Plaza Hotel located in downtown San Antonio, Texas.  The Drury Plaza Hotel is located directly on the San Antonio Riverwalk and is in walking distance from many downtown restaurants and shops.

Drury Plaza Hotel
105 S. St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-270-7799

  • Classroom: Frio Room (River Level)*
  • Office: Sabinal Room (River Level)*

*These are our regular rooms, but it is possible that they change.  You will be informed via email if the course location changes.

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Topics

MODULE 1 (1½ days)

  • Basic electrical systems
  • Depth gauge calibration
  • Door & window seals
  • Gas analyzers
  • High pressure cylinders
  • Lubricants, sealants & disinfectants
  • Oxygen cleaning
  • Particle filters
  • Patient oxygen delivery systems
  • Pressure regulators
  • Pressure relief
  • Pressure vessel testing
  • Preventive maint (monoplace)
  • Valves

MODULE 2 (1 day)

  • Air filtration systems
  • Cleaning & checking bilges
  • Compressors
  • Environmental conditioning
  • Fire protection equipment
  • Preventive maint (multiplace)
  • Ultrasonic thickness testing

Travel Schedule

Module 1 begins at 1:00 p.m. You may check in starting at 12:30 p.m. Each day ends at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Certified Hyperbaric Technologist

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for a maximum of 18.0 Category A credit hours by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology ( 10.0 hours for Module and 8.0 hours for Module 2 ).

Disclosures and Disclaimers

Disclosure: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by International ATMO are expected to disclose to the participants any financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner 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.

Location

This course is held at the Drury Plaza Hotel located in downtown San Antonio, Texas.  The Drury Plaza Hotel is located directly on the San Antonio Riverwalk and is in walking distance from many downtown restaurants and shops.

Drury Plaza Hotel
105 S. St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-270-7799

  • Classroom: Frio Room (River Level)*
  • Office: Sabinal Room (River Level)*

*These are our regular rooms, but it is possible that they change.  You will be informed via email if the course location changes.

Click here for more information and group numbers

When should I travel?

Module 1 begins at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. You may check in starting at 12:30 p.m. The course adjourns at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Module 2 begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.  You may check in starting at 7:30 a.m. Module 2 adjourns at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

When planning your return flight home you should allow at least 2 hours from when the course adjourns.

Materials

  • Course notebook with lecture outlines and handout material (yours to keep)
  • Pen
  • Reference books will be available for your use during the course

Meals

  • Participants staying at the Drury Plaza should take advantage of the free continental breakfast offered by the hotel
  • Beverages will be provided throughout the day
  • Participants are responsible for all meals

Dress Code

Comfortable clothes are appropriate.  You will be spending many hours in the classroom each day.  Classroom tends to be cold so bring a sweater or long sleeve shirt to class.

Upon Course Completion

Upon completion of the course participants will a letter of completion from International ATMO, Inc.  The Undersea and Hyperbaric medical Society will provide CME certificates to physicians.  Attendees who leave prior to the completion of the course are not eligible to receive a course completion certificate.

Airport

Airport Code (SAT).  San Antonio International Airport is approximately 9 miles from downtown and the River Walk and is directly linked via US Hwy. 281.  (AIRPORT INFORMATION 210-207-3411) http://www.sanantonio.gov/SAT

Parking

Most hotels in the downtown area have fees for parking.  Parking garages in the downtown area range in price beginning at $9 and up per day.  Hotel parking is sometimes more expensive.  If you are driving from your hotel to the Drury Plaza Hotel daily, you may park in the Drury’s valet parking garage for $10 per day.  Parking fees are the responsibility of the student.


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