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Credit Hours: 40
License: MD, DO, DPM (Florida only), RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHT, CHRN

This intense four day, 40-hour live course is approved by the UHMS & NBDHMT as an Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine and intended for a wide audience of health care providers involved in advanced wound care management, including the physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, registered respiratory therapist, physical therapist, physician's assistant, EMT's and paramedics.


The goals and objectives of this jointly provided Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine CME Program are:

  • Provide a rigorous Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine addressing the key fundamental elements and concepts which will assist the participant in practicing hyperbaric medicine, safely and effectively.

  • Demonstrate the importance of team training in the hyperbaric environment including safely operating the hyperbaric equipment and performing emergency drills.

  • Provide the participant with the opportunity to perform non-invasive vascular studies and understand the important role of PtcO2 in determining the opportunity for wound healing.

At the conclusion of the Introductory Courses in Hyperbaric Medicine the participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements associated with hyperbaric pressure and treatment through homework, practical application discussions, Q/A's and a final examination at end of the end of the course.

  • Demonstrate knowledge in applying PtcO2 electrodes in the correct tissue areas to determine tissue PO2 and verbalize the results based on the Transcutaneous Oximetry in Clinical Practice: Consensus statements from an expert panel based on evidence.

TOPICS covered in this course include:
  • Anatomy and wound healing physiology

  • Wound care etiology, diagnosis and management algorithms

  • Assessment and classification of acute and chronic wounds and applicability of hyperbaric medicine

  • Proper wound assessment and documentation

  • Discuss factors that impede wound healing

  • Clinical algorithms and scientific management of problem wounds

  • Orientation to the many different types of dressing categories and their use in hyperbaric medicine

  • History of Hyperbaric Medicine

  • Hyperbaric Physics and Physiology

  • Mechanisms of Hyperbaric Oxygen

  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Accepted Indications
  • Contraindications, Potential Complications and Side Effects

  • Air Decompression Procedures

  • Patient Assessment & Management

  • Hyperbaric Safety & Emergency Procedures

  • The Econimics and Payment Systems Associated with Hyperbaric Medicine

  • Patient Management and the Role of the Supervising Professional

  • Diving Injuries and Dive/Decompression Tables

  • PtcO2's Role in Defining Tissue Hypoxia or Ischemia in the Potential Patient

  • Documentation and Quality Assurance Measures

  • Hyperbaric Equipment Orientation

 See the list of UPCOMING EVENTS below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine right for me? (Article)

In this article you'll find some of the tough questions we get asked about the Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine (ICHM) - along with our honest answers.

We'll tell you everything about the program and what it takes so you can make the best enrollment decision for you.


4 Benefits of Hyperbaric Team Training at Your Facility (Video)

We get a lot of questions from hospital administrators and clinic directors asking what makes our Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine unique. While there are many benefits to hosting hyperbaric team training through Wound Care Education Partners (WCEP), we have broken out the four most valuable reasons why hosting a live, classroom-based Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine with WCEP may be right for your facility. Watch this short, insightful video to find answers before you book hyperbaric team training with any organization.

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Upcoming Courses

Event Date 03/03/2018 7:00 am
Event End Date 03/06/2018 6:00 pm
Capacity 15
Cut off date 03/06/2018
Individual Price $750.00
Wound Care Education Partners
631 U.S. 1 #307, North Palm Beach, FL 33408, USA
Wound Care Education Partners
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