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Hyperbaric Medicine Mechanisms of Action & UHMS Accepted Indications

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$125.00

Specifications

5.5
MD, DO, DPM (FL), RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CHT - Category A, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHRN - Category A
Live, Online

The goals of this intense 5.5-hour course are to describe the mechanisms of action in hyperbaric oxygenation including the primary and secondary effects of hyperoxygenation; define the UHMS indications which represent the scientifically based accepted criteria for treatment with hyperbaric medicine; review the indication and the specific mechanism of action associated with it; define the algorithmic assessment pathway for the potential hyperbaric candidate, and define the utilization parameters associated with each indication.

Target Audience: This course is intended for a wide audience of health care providers involved in advanced wound care management, hyperbaric and undersea medicine, including the registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, physical therapist, physician, physician’s assistant, certified hyperbaric technologist, certified hyperbaric registered nurse and others.

The Wilderness Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 

Expected Results (Goals and Objectives)

The goals of this intense 5.5-hour course are to describe the mechanisms of action in hyperbaric oxygenation including the primary and secondary effects of hyperoxygenation; define the UHMS indications which represent the scientifically based accepted criteria for treatment with hyperbaric medicine; review the indication and the specific mechanism of action associated with it; define the algorithmic assessment pathway for the potential hyperbaric candidate, and define the utilization parameters associated with each indication.

Target Audience: This course is intended for a wide audience of health care providers involved in advanced wound care management, hyperbaric and undersea medicine, including the registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, physical therapist, physician, physician’s assistant, certified hyperbaric technologist, certified hyperbaric registered nurse and others. 

LECTURE FACULTY

Helen B. Gelly, MD, FACEP, FCCWS, ABPM/UHM

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  1. 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.
  2. Provide a brief history of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  3. 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.
  4. To provide knowledge of the changes at the cellular level with the use of HBOT.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

DESIRED RESULTS

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.

ACCREDITATION

The Wilderness Medical Society Designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm. Each physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CHT, CHRN 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 for 5.5 hours Continuing Education

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 sponsorship of the Wilderness Medical Society and 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.

Hardware/Software Requirements: 

  • Computer with internet connection and a modern, updated browser that has Javascript enabled (which is the default for all modern browsers). Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari will all work if you are running the most up-to-date version of the browser. 
    • Old browsers are not recommended, especially older versions of Internet Explorer. If you are running an older browser, please upgrade your browser before continuing.
    • If using Internet Explorer 6 or 7 we cannot guarantee that the courses will works
  • Audio speakers to listen to the lectures
  • Keyboard to take the quizzes

A broadband internet connection is highly recommended for any video content. Video content will take a long time to load on slower connections, and in some cases might not load at all.

It is the recommendation of WCEP that the participant read, listen and watch the course material closely before taking a quiz. All quizzes are based solely on the content of the course. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions page for questions. You will have 30 minutes to take each quiz, and only one attempt.

This enduring material event is produced for online use, and was created using the following platforms:

  • Video format: MP4 video; High Definition; hosted on Vimeo.com
  • Aspect Ratio: frame width 1280p x height 720p
  • Audio: Sample Rate 48k Hz; Bit rate 189 kbps; Channels 2 (stereo)
  • Frames per second: 29 frames per second

Provider Contact Information

If at any time during participation in this online CME enduring material event, a learner can contact Wound Care Education Partners, by clicking on "Contact Us" tab located on the far right hand side of the main menu bar found at the top of the screen. Also, the contact phone number and email address (hotlink) is always displayed on the top center of the screen, under the main menu bar.

Wound Care Education Partners
631 US Hwy 1, Suite 307
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
561.776.6066
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Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality. It is the policy of Wound Care Education Partners not to release any participants' name or contact information. As a registered member of Wound Care Education Partners, the organization will occassionally send out electronic correspondence relating to continuing educational events.

Copyright. For the purposes of this enduring material event, Wound Care Education Partners owns and distribution rights for the material and write/copy-protected presentations. Wound Care Education Partners will NOT be distributing the individual editable slides in PowerPoint format as it does not own the rights to the source material for the individual presentations. 

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