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Hyperbaric Medicine Team Training for Animal Applications (HMTTAA)

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Hyperbaric Medicine Team Training for Animal Applications (HMTTAA)

This course is an inter-professional educational activity that fills a knowledge gap in veterinary hyperbaric medicine. It is a first step toward certification in this specialty of veterinary medicine. VHMC is approved as an introductory course in hyperbaric medicine by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT) as a prerequisite to sit the certification exam for Certified Hyperbaric Technologist-Veterinary (CHT-V). Module 1 academics on the first 3½ days include currently accepted standards for safe application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for humans, and include an opportunity to experience hyperbaric chamber pressurization. Module 2 is animal specific instruction pertaining to large and small animals. The comprehensive curriculum is presented by a faculty of experts.

General Information

Continuing Education

Disclosures & Disclaimers

Schedule

FAQs

Objective

Given the knowledge provided in this course, veterinary personnel should be able to provide safe hyperbaric oxygen therapy and start accumulating the necessary clinical hours toward certification as CHT-V. Completion of this course does not constitute certification or credentialing.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Veterinarians and other veterinary personnel who provide patient care in large or small animal hyperbaric services. NBDHMT lists qualifying vocations for CHT-V: DVM, Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Technician, Certified Veterinary Assistant, Animal Science Technician, Medical Services Specialist, Medical Doctor, EMT, EMT-I or Paramedic, Registered Nurse or LPN, and CHT.

Faculty

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

Tuition

$975

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.

Click here for more information and group numbers

Topics

Module 1 Topics – Human Applications

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

  • 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
Module 2 – Animal Specific Applications

Clinical – Animal

  • Animal Hyperbaric Therapy Indications
  • Patient Selection, Evaluation & Preparation;
  • Veterinary Chamber Systems;
  • Side Effects / Contraindications of Hyperbaric Therapy in Animals;

Safety – Animal

  • Animal Hyperbaric Safety Guidelines & Chamber Operation

Course Evaluation

  • Final Written Exam
  • Course Review & Critique

Physicians

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership 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 37.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Applicants for Certified Hyperbaric Technologist -Veterinary

This course has been reviewed and approved by the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology as an introductory course in hyperbaric medicine.

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.

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 2:00 p.m. on Friday.  If you plan to leave San Antonio on Friday, you should select a flight that departs after 4:00 p.m.

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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