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Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine

Credit Hours:
40

*Please note, there is a pre-course with this program. Please check accreditation statement for the amount of pre-course hours associated with your license type. 

Licenses eligible for CME/CEUs:
MD, DO, DPM (Florida only), RN, LPN, CNS, APRN, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHT, CHRN, PA's, see Accreditation Statements below

This course will provide you with basic training or continuing education in hyperbaric medicine.

This course meets the CMS requirements for physician supervision and billing; and is a precursor to getting the UHMS PATH or either the NBDHMT certification of added qualification or 
the ABWH certificate of added qualification.

Don't Take Our Word For It, Here's What Our Students Say

This course allowed me to review my practice and found the weaknesses.

I felt Darrel was very proficient, knowledgable, and was an excellent teacher of the basics of the TCOM system and hyperbaric chamber.

Well organized

Excellent lectures

I feel as if this course has better prepared me for my role in hyperbarics and the future certification I shall seek.

By attending this course, I can make better clinical judgement.

I learned important information I can take into my medical practice to help me in the future.

I am much more knowledgeable and understanding of the process and indication for HBO therapy.

This is my first education on HBO2 and I learned a lot.

I knew nothing about hyperbaric medicine before this course.

This intense four-day, 40-hour live course is approved by the UHMS as an Introduction to 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 livestream webinar version of this course applies to CHT/CHRNs or those pursuing CHT/CHRN added qualification through the NBDHMT.

This course also applies to those pursuing CHS/CHWS through the American Board of Wound Healing (ABWH).

Please note that the American Board of Wound Healing (ABWH) offers added qualifications similar to those offered by the NBDHT. The ABWH offers Certified Hyperbaric Specialist (CHS) and Certified Hyperbaric & Wound Specialist (CHWS). The UHMS recognizes both CHT/CHRN and CHS/CHWS - you can find the UHMS position statement here.

COVID-19 Contingency Plan for Training

Wound Care Education Partners is implementing a "COVID-19 Contingency Plan" for moving forward with hyperbaric training. Wound Care Education Partners has received UHMS approval to hold the hyperbaric training via live stream webinar format. Instruction will be the same as a face to face training, with the goal of reducing human-to-human physical contact and reducing travel.

GOALS and OBJECTIVES

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

Frequently Asked Questions

4 Benefits of Hyperbaric Team Training at Your Facility

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.

Are There Pre-requisites for Taking the Course?

The Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine course is the 40-hour basic training course in hyperbaric medicine and it is required if you are seeking an added qualification of CHS (Certified Hyperbaric Specialist through ABWH); or if you are a physician who will be supervising and billing for hyperbaric oxygen therapy and are seeking privileges in your hospital. We hold the basic training course each month across the U.S. throughout the year.

Can I Switch My Course Dates?

Answer: Yes. There is a $25 change fee to change course dates.

Is the Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine right for me?

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.


Accreditation Statements

Accreditation Statement. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and Wound Care Education Partners. The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Full Disclosure Statement. All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Wound Care Education Partners are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.

"As this course's Joint Provider, the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc (UHMS) provides only administrative approval for the Continuing Medical Education (CME) aspects of this course. Consequently, the approaches, views, statements and opinions expressed in the lectures and materials being presented are those of the course's authors, lecturers and director(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the UHMS. A detailed description of the UHMS course sponsor relationships is available on the UHMS website at www.UHMS.org".

Designation Statements

  • The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 45.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine approves this course for 41.0 credits.
  • This activity has been reviewed and approved by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology as a basic hyperbaric medicine course. This activity meets the NBDHMT minimum requirements including 41.0 hours of face-to-face instruction.
  • The Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine is approved for 45.0 CE hours through the Florida Board of Nursing and is also recognized by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care.

Licenses Eligible for Credits

Physician Credits (DO, MD): This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and Wound Care Education Partners. The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 45.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistant (PA) CMEs: Non-physician health professionals and other participants may not be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. PA’s will receive a letter that states the educational activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and the hours earned; the letter can be submitted to your licensing board.

DPM Credits: The Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine approves this course for 41.0 credits.

Nursing Credits for license types: ARNP, CNS, LPN, RN, RCP, RRT, CRT. Wound Care Education Partners is a Florida based company and a licensed CE Provider through the Florida State Board of Nursing and the CE is reciprocal for nurses in the United States. Florida nursing credits are reciprocal and approved for nurses within all states. Receiving credit for Florida providers is simple, attend the course and our staff will upload your credits directly to the Florida State database. For out of state credit, we provide all the necessary paperwork for you to file with the respective nursing board.

CHT, CHRN Credits: Wound Care Education Partners is an approved provider of the Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine through the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology. This activity has been reviewed and approved by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT) as a basic hyperbaric medicine course. This activity meets the NBDHMT minimum requirements including 41.0 hours of face-to-face instruction. The NBDHMT requires those seeking certification to complete formal training in hyperbaric technology to become eligible to take the CHT/CHRN examination in addition to the completion of a defined preceptorship period and to hold a medical certificate or license.

COURSE MATERIALS

Course Materials Included With Registration

Digital course materials are provided to you with course registration, at no additional cost. 

  • PDF Participant Packet
  • All lectures that you receive during the course will be delivered to you digitally via Dropbox.

Add On/Optional Course Materials

If you prefer to have physical course materials, instead of digital, you may purchase the following optional course materials. They are the same materials that are provided to you digitally, however, the add-on options are physical products. 

  • Printed Participant Packet 

Add on a printed participant packet for $35. This includes 1 (one) printed participant packet. If you choose not to add on a printed packet, you will receive the same packet digitally (PDF) at no additional cost.

  • Flashdrive with all course lectures

Add on a flashdrive with all course lectures for $25. All lectures that you receive during the course available on a USB flashdrive. If you choose not to have a flashdrive lectures shipped to you, you will receive the lecture copies digitally via Dropbox, at no additional cost.

Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, 4th Edition

This is an optional textbook with this course. The book is NOT provided to you complimentary with course registration and is only available for-purchase. You can read more about the textbook at the following link https://bit.ly/HyperbaricTextbook

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If you'd like to order any add-on/optional course mateirals, you can do so as follows: 

  • Order at the time of course registration
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  • Call our customer support +1-561-776-6066