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Hyperbaric Medicine Team Training (HMTT)

An Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine
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Hyperbaric Medicine Team Training (HMTT)

This 4 ½ day course is an interprofessional educational activity that provides a team approach to filling a knowledge gap and a first step toward credentialing or certification in this specialized field of medicine.  HMTT is approved as an introductory course in hyperbaric medicine by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society and the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.  Academics include currently accepted standards for the safe application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy pertaining to both monoplace and multiplace chambers. The comprehensive curriculum is presented by a faculty of experts. The program offers an opportunity to experience a hyperbaric chamber pressurization.

General Information

Continuing Education

Disclosures & Disclaimers

Schedule

FAQs

Goals

Given the knowledge and strategies provided in this course, physicians should be able to seek hospital credentialing in a hyperbaric medicine department; and, nurses and technologists may start accumulating the necessary clinical hours toward certification.  Completion of this course does not constitute certification or credentialing.

Who Should Attend

Physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals providing patient care in either a multiplace or monoplace clinical hyperbaric medicine department.  This course is a prerequisite to becoming a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist or Certified Hyperbaric Nurse, and for physicians seeking hyperbaric medicine credentialing with their hospitals.

Faculty

Click here to learn more about the faculty members for each of our courses.

Tuition

$975 (USD)

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

Topics

Foundation Knowledge

  • History of Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Physical Effects of Pressure Change
  • Physiology & Pharmacology of Hyperbaric Oxygen
  • Elevated Partial Pressure of Gases
  • Decompression Theory
  • Tissue Oxygen Measurement
  • Technical Aspects of TCOM

Safety

  • Barotrauma
  • Fire Safety
  • Decompression Tables
  • Hyperbaric Standards & Guidelines
  • Hyperbaric Chamber Systems
  • Operational Chamber Safety

Practical Exercise

  • Monoplace Chamber Operations
  • Multiplace Chamber Operations
  • Transcutaneous Oximetry

Administrative

  • Documentation
  • Reimbursement
  • Professional Society Resources
  • Hyperbaric Facility Management

Clinical

  • Acute Traumatic Peripheral Ischemia
  • Arterial Gas Embolism
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Compromised Flaps & Grafts
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Exceptional Blood Loss Anemia
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Gas Gangrene
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Radiation Injury
  • Selected Problem Wounds
  • Thermal Burns
  • Ancillary Equipment
  • Interpretation of TCOM
  • Side Effects and Contraindications
  • Ethics
  • Off-label uses of HBOT

Course Evaluation

  • Final Written Exam
  • Course Review & Critique

Physicians

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and International ATMO, Inc. The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 41 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours: 35.16

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.

HMTT Sample Schedule

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?

Arrival – Lectures begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning so participants should plan to arrive in San Antonio on Sunday

Departure – The course ends at 12:00 p.m. on Friday.  If you plan to leave San Antonio on Friday, you should select a flight that departs after 2:00 p.m.

Daily Schedule

Registration – Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday

Start Time – Class will begin daily at 8:00 a.m.

Stop Time – Class will adjourn each day at about 6:30 p.m.  On Friday, class adjourns at noon.

Materials

  • Course notebook with lecture outlines and handout material (yours to keep)
  • Pen (yours to keep)
  • (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

Hyperbaric Chamber Pressurization

Participants will have the opportunity to experience a hyperbaric chamber pressurization (dive) in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber.  You will be provided scrubs for this activity.  Participants are NOT REQUIRED to be pressurized, but all will take part in the activity.

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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