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. Module 1 is required in order to attend Module 2.
Disclosures & Disclaimers
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.
- Module 1 – $375
- Module 2 – $150 (Module 1 required to register for Module 2 and is designed for multiplace users)
Until further notice, this course is conducted online over the Zoom meeting platform. When conducted in person, the course is held at the Drury Plaza Riverwalk Hotel located in downtown San Antonio, Texas. The Drury Plaza Hotel is walking distance from many downtown restaurants and shops.
Drury Plaza Riverwalk Hotel
105 S. St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
- Classroom: Frio Room (River Level)*
*This is our regular room. You will be informed via email if the course location changes.
Accommodations (when conducted in person)
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. Reservations received after the cut-off-date will be provided on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate.
MODULE 1 (1½ days)
- Administering a facility maintenance program
- Oxygen delivery systems
- Oxygen cleaning
- Lubricants, sealants & disinfectants
- Safety valve testing & servicing
- High pressure cylinders
- Particle filters
- Regulator servicing & setting
- Pressure vessel testing
- Valve maintenance
- Door & window seals
- Depth gauge calibration
- Leak testing
- Preventive maintenance (monoplace)
- Exercise: Disasseble valves and regulators
- Exercise: Monoplace facility maintenance issues
- Inlet filter removal
- Door seal removal
- Safety valve testing
- Gauge verification
- Leak testing
- Stretcher inspection
MODULE 2 (1 day)
- Basic electrical systems
- Fire protection equipment
- Environmental conditioning systems
- Air filtration systems
- Cleaning & checking bilges
- Preventive maint (multiplace)
- Exercise: Multiplace facility maintenance issues
- Compressor cutaway demonstration
- Air filtration cutaway demonstration
- Air quality testing
- Ultrasonic thickness testing
- Window removal
Module 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. Central Time on day one. You may check in starting at 1:00 p.m. Module 1 ends at approximately 5:00 p.m. Central Time on day two.
Module 2 begins at 8:00 a.m. Central Time on day three. You may check in starting at 7:30 p.m. Module 2 ends at approximately 4:00 p.m. Central Time
Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to organize a comprehensive facility maintenance program and ensure maintenance work is done appropriately, safely & effectively.
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 ( 12.0 hours for Module 1 and 6.0 hours for Module 2 ).
18 Contact Hours ( 12.0 hours for Module 1 and 6.0 hours for Module 2 ). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CEP17094.
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.
Upon Course Completion
Upon completion of the course participants will a letter of completion from International ATMO, Inc. Attendees who leave prior to the completion of the course are not eligible to receive a course completion certificate.