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Credit Hours: 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm, 6.0 CNE hours and 6.0 DPM CE hours through the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Availability: Live and Online
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- History of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Physics and Physiology of HBO
- Indications Approved for the Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Evolving Frontiers in Hyperbaric Medicine
- Case Studies
Helen B. Gelly, MD, FACEP, FCCWS, ABPM/UHM
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- To provide a comprehensive, easily accessible, high quality lecture set addressing the knowledge and practice gaps of practitioners treating patients with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with particular focus on identifying potential hyperbaric candidates in an office setting. This program will address the key fundamental elements and concepts which will assist the participant in practicing hyperbaric medicine safely and effectively on any conditions not needing to be treated as in-patient.
- Provide a brief history of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- To fill gaps in knowledge on the physics of HBO and its effects at the cellular level: cardiac function, pulmonary function immune system (gene expression, mitochondria, stem cell release), collagen; effects on inflammation and infection; the nature of free radicals and how they relate to HBO both positive and negative.
- To provide knowledge of the changes at the cellular level with the use of HBOT.
- To address knowledge gaps in the science and practice of wound care as it relates to HBOT, including: contraindications and approved indications for the use of HBOT, such as diabetic foot ulcers, limb salvage compromised/failed flaps and grafts, radiation injury both ORN and soft tissue, arterial insufficiency and others.
- To discuss emerging research information on conditions currently under investigation for the use of HBOT and potential impacts on the future of the practice, such as HBO and CRPS/RSD, traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological indications and others.
At the conclusion of this CME program on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indications, the participants should be able to:
- Describe major historical events in hyperbaric medicine; explain the evolution of the UHMS; Review & discuss UHMS guidelines for HBO; identify other standards and guidelines related to the hyperbaric medicine.
- The participant should demonstrate a clear understanding of the key elements associated with hyperbaric pressure and treatment, through practical application discussions, Q/A’s and testing.
- Demonstrate greater knowledge, competence and improved clinical performance in treating patients with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with particular focus on identifying potential hyperbaric candidates in an office setting.
- The participant should have increased knowledge of the physics of HBO and its effects at the cellular level: cardiac function, pulmonary function immune system (gene expression, mitochondria, stem cell release), collagen; effects on inflammation and infection; the nature of free radicals and how they relate to HBO both positive and negative.
- The participant should have increased knowledge of the changes at the cellular level with the use of HBOT.
- Have a clear understanding of the latest research on conditions currently under investigation and the potential impact on the practice of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Demonstrate greater knowledge, competence and improved clinical performance in treating wound care patients with HBOT, including: diabetic foot ulcers, cases of limb salvage, patients with compromised/failed flaps and grafts, radiation injury, and cases of arterial insufficiency.
The Wilderness Medical Society Designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm. Each physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and WCHMedia Group LLC d/b/a Wound Care Education Partners. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The primary purpose of this program on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indications is to education physicians in all disciplines on the principles and practices of undersea and and hyperbaric medicine. The second purpose of the program is to educate technicians and nurses in operation and management of hyperbaric medicine programs safely and effectively. The third purpose is to educate all other allied health professionals, government officials, payers, and medical administrators who have an interest in undersea and hyperbaric medicine.
August 2013 original release and most recent update.
January 2016 joint accreditation termination date.
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