Advanced undersea dive medical and operational gases and life support systems for:
Dive Medical Officers (DMOs, Military) and Civilian Physicians (DMPs)
All Levels of Medical Personnel, Military or Civilian
All Senior Dive or HBO Facility Supervisors (Master Divers, DMOs, Medics, DMTs, NDs, Civilian Dive Site and Hyperbaric Facility Supervisors
This program will teach participants about the treatment and field management of commercial diving accidents; physical fitness for diving; the operational aspects of gases and life support systems of the sub-aquatic environment; open and closed circuit systems; on demand free flow systems; saturation diving systems; free flow; closed circuit with calculations; mixing and blending of diving and therapy gases; operational safety; and an introduction to clinical hyperbaric oxygen treatments and facility safety (up to 40 CME/CEU).
Advanced medical personnel: To obtain a DMT Specialist certification through Hyperbarics International and the International Board of Undersea Medicine the participant must have taken a 1 or 2 year medical training program as a PA, Nurse, Paramedic, Military Medic, or other allied medical professional training; in addition to being an active scuba diver. These medics should be qualified to work off shore on barges, ships, oil rigs, or inland commercial diving operations. They may also fill in for doctors and manage medical problems for all divers and other crew members, and be in contact with a physician on the shore. Since gases under pressure are a liquid, these medics should be able to maintain and supervise air chamber operations in hospitals and maintain all facility operations working with the doctor.
Basic Diver Medical Technologist: Must have taken state or National 120 hour EMT program and be a certified diver. After completing those requirements, they will be qualified to work under a hyperbaric facilities supervisor or physician for chamber operations duties.
For more information contact Dick Rutkowski
This course has been reviewed and jointly sponsored by:
- The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)
- American College of Continuing Medical Education (AMA/ACCME)
- International Board of Undersea Medicine (IBUM)