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