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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.

General Information

Continuing Education

Disclosures & Disclaimers

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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

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
210-270-7799

  • 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.

Click here for hotel information and discount codes

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

  • Chamber Equipment
  • Chamber Operations
  • Transcutaneous Oximetry

Administrative

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

Clinical

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

Course Evaluation

  • Final Exam
  • Course Review & Critique

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge acquisition by completing a post-test.

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

41 Contact Hours. 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.

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.

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.

 

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