Hyperbaric Safety Director Course (HSD)

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Hyperbaric Safety Director Course (HSD)

This 3 day program provides necessary tools and resources to fulfill the responsibilities of the hyperbaric safety director as defined by NFPA 99. The curriculum includes classroom instruction and practical exercises. Personnel having responsibility for the hyperbaric facility, and those responsible for licensing, accrediting, or approving institutions or other facilities in which hyperbaric installations are employed, shall establish and enforce programs to fulfill the provisions of this chapter. NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code (2015 & 2018 Editions)

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Continuing Education

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Participants will understand how to develop a comprehensive safety program and know how to conduct safe hyperbaric chamber operations in accordance with current industry and regulatory standards. Completion of this course does not constitute certification or credentialing.

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for hyperbaric technologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, physicians, and department managers.


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$495 per person


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.

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  • Hyperbaric Facility Safety Management
  • Principles of Risk Management
  • The Risk Assessment Process
  • Fire Chemistry
  • Decision Process for Dressings/Textiles
  • Role of the Hyperbaric Medical Director
  • Hyperbaric Equipment Risks
  • Maintenance
  • Training
  • Safety of Medical Gases
  • Operational Decompression Procedures
  • Safety Elements of Performance Improvement
  • Understanding the Regulatory Environment
  • Developing Emergency Action Plans
  • Review of Hyperbaric Mishaps
  • Exercise: Chamber Safety Issues
  • Exercise: Emergency Procedures


Lectures will begin on 8:00 a.m. Central Time. You may check in starting at 7:30 a.m. The course ends at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to recognize and manage hyperbaric safety issues.


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 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 16 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.


24 Contact Hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CEP17094.

Certified Hyperbaric Technologists

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for 24 Category A credit hours by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.

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.