Question: Does a Safety Director Course designate someone as a Hyperbaric Safety Director?
We are often asked the question, "Does participation in a safety director course automatically designate me as a hyperbaric safety director?" There seems to be some midunderstanding around this issue.
What a lot of people fail to recognize is that only the employer (meaning, the hyperbaric facility) can designate an individual as the hyperbaric safety director.
So in short, the answer to the question, "does a safety director course automatically designate me as a hyperbaric safety director?" is no. Watch this short video to find out why.
So, what’s your next step?
If you don't have a hyperbaric facility safety program and policies in place, and don't have a Safety Director position established, we invite you to contact us at info@woundeducationpartners (or call 561-776-6066) for consultation on establishing a Hyperbaric Facility Safety program for your clinic.
We also invite you to consider enrolling in the course called, Introduction to the Role of Hyperbaric Safety Director. This 16-credit hour, live, classroom course will give you a full orientation to the facility safety responsibilities and standards as defined by the NFPA, UHMS and other organizations.
The course is designed to benefit individuals who are newly appointed to the Safety Director position by orienting them to the responsibilities of the job as defined by the NFPA, UHMS, and other organizations. In addition, the course is a great review for current safety directors and seasoned technicians by providing updates to NFPA codes and industry standards.
The main goals of the course are to review hyperbaric safety and emergency procedure development. At the conclusion of the 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
The Hyperbaric Safety Director Role Course benefits those new to the 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 safety directors and seasoned technicians by providing updates to NFPA code and industry standards.
- Hyperbaric Medicine: A Historical Perspective
- Practicum: Chamber Systems and Sub-systems review (Tour of the physical plant)
- Physics of Diving and Hyperbaric Pressure
- Hyperbaric Systems
- Hyperbaric Codes and Standards
- Hyperbaric Safety and Emergency Procedures Patient Management
- Hyperbaric Safety Director Role and Standards
- Fire Safety and Science in the Hyperbaric Environment
- Aid Decompression Procedures
- Practicum: Advanced Chamber Operations: Break out session for both safety director attendees and CHT/CHRN candidates
- Practicum: Chamber cleaning and safety checks: Break out session for both safety director attendees and CHT/CHRN candidates
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This textbook was written with the objective of creating a comprehensive source to assist established hyperbaric programs, serve as a safety primer for those developing programs, and help cultivate the mindset vital to maintaining a safe environment for staff and patients.
Move up to a new level of protection and keep facilities up-to-code and patients and staff safe from harm. The 2012 NFPA 99 is essential for engineers, facility managers, AHJs, plumbers, gas and vacuum system installers, designers, verifiers, security personnel, insurance companies, and manufacturers.
With a shift to a risk- vs. occupancy-based approach; updates to medical gas and vacuum system content; new chapters on security, fire protection, and information technology; and other major changes, you're bound to have questions about the 2012 NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. Don't risk confusion or mistakes that could jeopardize patient, staff, and facility safety. Consult this essential Code companion to get up-to-speed on new requirements fast so you can do jobs correctly, comply right the first time, and protect lives
16.0 hour credit course, live classroom instruction
This program benefits those new to the 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 safety directors and seasoned technicians by providing updates to NFPA code and industry standards.
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