Physicians’ Diving Medicine HBO Training
This course has been reviewed and approved by the AMA, and is jointly sponsored by the UHMS. 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. Dr. James Lowenherz, M.D. has been the medical director of Dick Rutkowski’s programs for 38 years: first for the NOAA diver medical treatment facility in Virginia Key (Miami), FL, and then with Hyperbarics International.
This course is designed to educate physicians (DMO/DMPs), Clinical Hyperbaric Medical Technicians (CHTs), Diver Medical Technicians (DMTs), and HBO hospital facilities in the selection and treatment of patients (acute or chronic), as well as other medical complications, and possible side effects of oxygen, drugs, and medications. This program will provide the Physicians, Clinical Hyperbaric Medical Technicians, and Diver Medical Technicians the safety rules and regulations to act as facility Safety Directors.
This course will provide the necessary information to enable Physicians, Clinical Hyperbaric Medical Technicians, and Diver Medical Technicians to work together both for the treatment of diving cases and clinical hyperbaric cases at Diving/HBO facilities. Participants will receive certification at the level they are qualified for. Physicians (sub-specialty) can receive up to 40 hours of AMA Category 1 CMEs. Clinical Hyperbaric Medical Technicians (CHTs), Diver Medical Technicians (DMTs), and all other allied medical personnel qualify to receive up to 40 CEUs.
All of these topics and more will be covered throughout the course, and will provide participating physicians with up to 40 hours of AMA Category 1 CMEs. Not only does this course provide complete hyperbaric medicine sub-specialty training for physicians new to hyperbaric medicine; this program is also an excellent review for practicing commercial and military DMOs, HBO physicians, facility directors, and commercial or military dive supervisors.