Advance Diver Medical Specialist And Basic Diver Medical Technician
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 60’s by commercial diving schools, the Navy, NOAA, and other civilian hospital programs. Hyperbarics International has 2 categories of diver medics.
Advanced medical personnel: To obtain a DMT Specialist certification through the International Board of Undersea Medicine must have taken a 1 or 2 year medical training program as a PA, Nurse, Paramedic, Military Medic, or all other levels of allied medical. They must also be 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.