Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Challenges

Thomas Serena, MD
Tim Mayhugh, CHT

This activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and SerenaGroup®. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This 40-hour course in hyperbaric medicine is designed for physicians, nurses, and technicians to provide an introduction to the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in clinical practice. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding specific to your discipline through discussion, didactic and hands on participation including:

  • The historical perspective of hyperbaric medicine
  • The physical effects of increased pressure and oxygen on human subjects and physical systems
  • The physiological, pharmacological and bio-chemical aspects of oxygen under pressure
  • Indications for use of hyperbaric oxygen including currently approved indications outlined by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society as well as experimental and controversial indications
  • Contraindications to the use of hyperbaric oxygen
  • Assessment and management of the hyperbaric candidate including assessment of tissue oxygenation, wound management, infection control, and management of the critically ill patient
  • Oxygen toxicity related to hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Prevention and management of hyperbaric emergencies, including seizures, barotrauma, pneumothorax, hypoglycemia, and cardiac arrest
  • In-chamber attendant safety including the use of decompression tables
  • Hyperbaric chamber safety including fire safety, safety codes, and standards
  • Safe chamber operation practices of mono-place and multi-place chambers including safe compression and decompression
Event Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 to Monday, September 23, 2019