Advance Diver Medical Specialist And Basic Diver Medical Technician
Dick Rutkowski has been the program director of the Hyperbarics International course for 33 years. He has also been the Co-Director of the NOAA UHMS course for 33 years.
Hyperbarics International, run by Dick Rutkowski, has been teaching diving and clinical hyperbaric medicine for over 45 years, and our schools and staff are second to none (see C.V./BIO). Diving medical training programs were started in the early 1960’s by commercial diving schools, the Navy, NOAA, and other civilian hospital programs. Hyperbarics International trains 2 categories of diver medics.
Advanced medical personnel: To obtain a DMT Specialist certification through 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, on inland 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 beach. 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.