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Introduction to the Role of Hyperbaric Safety Director

Credit Hours: 16

This comprehensive 2-day live course provides participants with the required tools for effectively carrying out the role of safety director.



This program benefits those new to the hyperbaric safety director position by orienting them to the responsibilities as defined by the NFPA, UHMS and other organizations. In addition, the course is a great review for current hyperbaric safety directors and seasoned technicians by providing updates to NFPA code and industry standards.

This course is intended for a wide audience of health care providers involved in the provision of hyperbaric medicine, including the registered nurse, certified hyperbaric registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, registered respiratory therapist, certified hyperbaric technician, physician, physician's assistant, EMT’s and paramedics.


The main goals of the course are to review hyperbaric safety and emergency procedure development.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • List the regulatory agencies involved in defining hyperbaric codes
  • Design fire safety codes
  • Define engineering standards
  • Describe the emergency medical response for various medical emergencies
  • Describe who is responsible for hyperbaric equipment maintenance and potential equipment issues
  • Define the most effective infection control standard
  • Describe what resources are available in developing training standards and an effective safety program

Approved Credits

This course has been reviewed and approved by the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Tecnhology (NBDHMT) for 16 Category-A CEU's; the Florida Board of Nursing has approved 16 CNE hours; and 16 CE hours are approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy.

See our list of UPCOMING EVENTS below.

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Day 1

8:00 Welcome and Course Introduction

9:30 Hyperbaric Medicine a Historical Perspective

10:30 Physics of Diving and Decompression Theory Review

1:00 Hyperbaric Systems

2:30 Hyperbaric Codes and Standards

4:00 Hyperbaric Safety Director Role and Standard

5:30 Q & A and Review

Day 2

8:30 Hyperbaric Safety and Emergency Procedures and Patient Management

9:30 Practicum: Chamber Systems and Sub-Systems Review

10:30 Practicum: Advanced Chamber Operations

11:30 Practicum: Chamber Cleaning and Safety Checks

1:00 Fire Safety and Science in the Hyperbaric Environment

2:30 Exam Review



Frequently Asked Question

Does a safety director course designate someone as a Hyperbaric Safety Director?

We are often asked the question, "Does participation in a safety director course automatically designate me as a hyperbaric safety director?" There seems to be some midunderstanding around this issue.

What a lot of people fail to recognize is that only the employer (meaning, the hyperbaric facility) can designate an individual as the hyperbaric safety director.

So in short, the answer to the question, "does a safety director course automatically designate me as a hyperbaric safety director?" is no. Watch this short video to find out why.

Does attending a hyperbaric safety director course make me a safety director?



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