COURSE INTRODUCTION AND REGISTRATION
This lecture will present details of the
Undersea and Medical Society (UHMS), The National Board of Hyperbaric
Medical Technicians (NBDHMT),The Baromedical Nurses Association (BNA),
and Hyperbarics International, Inc. and the International Board of
Undersea Medicine. At the end of this lecture, students should be
familiar with the history of these organizations and what these
organizations can do for them as applied to diving and hyperbaric
INTRODUCTION OF HYPERBARIC CHAMBERSThis presentation will include information about the various methods of administering hyperbaric oxygen therapy to diving and clinical patients. Examples of various monoplace, multi-place, and transportation chambers will be noted. The advantages and disadvantages of each chamber will be discussed, both in the treatment of divers and hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients. At completion of this lecture the students should have a good overview of the various types of hyperbaric chambers, off-shore or hospital based in current use around the world.
HISTORY OF DIVING AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINEThis lecture will present details of the history of diving and hyperbaric medicine from ancient through modern times. The development of the current dive and diver treatment tables with information pertinent to diving medicine as these tables are used today. Upon the completion of this lecture, students should be thoroughly familiar with the history of treatment tables, (air, oxygen and therapy gas, mixed gas) and other treatment tables most commonly used thoughout the world.
BASIC PHYSICS, PHYSIOLOGY AND GAS TABLESThis lecture is designed to give gas laws pertinent to the field of diving and hyperbaric medicine. The physics involved in the gas laws and their relevance to the physiology of the human body will be detailed. Calculations of pressure and volume changes will be used to illustrate the gas laws, and the pressure/volume effects on physiology and pathophysiology of diving accidents will be used during the lecture. At the completion of the lecture, the student should have a good grasp of physics and physiology as related to diving and hyperbaric medicine, and have a good working knowledge of the physical requirements for divers. The student would also be able to perform volume/pressure/depth calculations.
BAROTRAUMA, EARS, SINUSES, AND LUNGS
During this presentation, information
regarding the effects of pressure changes of various body structures
will be noted. The physics, physiology, pathophysiology and medical
aspects leading to Arterial Gas Embolism(AGE), Pneumomediastinum,
Subcutaneous Emphysema and Pneumothorax will be presented. At the end of
this program the student should be able to recognize the signs/symptoms,
stabilization and field management required, treatment and treatment
tables, medications and medical reevaluation of these persons for the
future hyperbaric exposures.
Hyperbarics International, Inc.
522-A Caribbean Drive
Key Largo, Florida, 33037
Phone (305) 451 2551
Fax (305) 451 5785