Hyperbaric Medicine 2012 Enduring Materials

Fourteenth Annual Advanced Symposium, March 15-17, 2012

National Baromedical Services is pleased to offer our first on-line education offering on the topic of Hyperbaric Medicine.  The proceedings from our Live Program, Hyperbaric Medicine 2012, were recorded and have been divided into five (5) education Sections that will provide video, slides and handouts of each lecture contained within the Section via a fully on-line interactive program.  This program is designed to educate and update physicians, nurses, and other allied health care professionals, both within the United States and internationally, regarding the principles and practices of undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and related wound care through lecture, presentation, and panel discussion to more effectively treat and better identify the potential undersea and hyperbaric medicine patients.

Hyperbaric Medicine 2012 Enduring Materials is worth a maximum of (19) nineteen AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (CME) or Category A Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Each Section of the program listed below is expected to take each learner four hours to complete, including viewing of all materials and testing.

Each Section is worth the indicated hours of CME or CEU.

Physician CME costs $40.00 per credit hour.

Non-Physician CEU costs $15.00 per credit hour.

Credit hours may be purchased only the three (3) or four (4) hour increments as outlined in the Sections below.

Lecture Faculty Member
Section A — (3 Hours)
Late Radiation Tissue Injury: A Challenge to its Pathophysiology and Treatment John Feldmeier, DO
Mandibular ORN Staging: Differences Exist and Why Marc Herr, MD
Tumor Radiation Sensitization: Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Finally the Holy Grail? Dick Clarke, CHT
Combination HBO and Chemotherapy: From a Bad Idea to a Good One John Feldmeier, DO
Section B — (4 Hours)
The Initial Evaluation of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer: An Evidence-Based Approach Stephen M. Orr, MD
Controversies in Chronic Wound Care J. Benjamin Slade, MD
Biological Skin Equivalents: A 2012 Update Richard C. Baynosa, MD
Calciphylaxis: A Role for HBO? Paul Claus, MD
Failed TCOM O2 Challenge: Update on Flow Augmentation Options William Moore, MD, FACS
Section C — (4 Hours)
Panel Discussion 1: Previously Submitted Clinical Questions Expert Panel
Panel Discussion 2: Previously Submitted Operational, Safety and Compliance Questions Expert Panel
Hyperbaric Safety: The 2012 NFPA 99 Perspective Robert Sheffield, BA, CHT
Implantable Medical Devices: Hyperbaric Medicine Operations and Safety Update D. Lindsie Cone, MD
Questions from the 'Ask the Experts' File D. Lindsie Cone, MD, FAAFP
Hyperbaric Patient Risk Assessment: A 2012 Practice Based Perspective D. Lindsie Cone, MD, FAAFP
Section D — (4 Hours)
Implementing a Q.I. Program: One Sensible and Compliant Approach Valerie Short, ACHRN, CWS, CWCN
Proposing New Hyperbaric Indications:
The UHMS position on Acute Hearing Loss and Aseptic Bone Necrosis
Capt. Brett Hart, MD, MC, USN
Medicare's Meaningful Use Initiative D. Lindsie Cone, MD, FAAFP
Hyperbaric Preconditioning Role in High Risk Surgery Richard C. Baynosa, MD
Fixing Common Wound Care Billing Problems Valerie Short, ACHRN, CWS, CWCN
Hyperbaric Payment Denials and How to Avoid Them Dick Clarke, CHT
Section E — (4 Hours)
Controversies in Hyperbaric Medicine Dick Clarke, CHT
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Controlled Trials:  
   The USAF Experience and Update E. George Wolf, MD
   The USN Experience and Update Capt. Brett Hart, MD, MC, USN
   The DOD Experience and Update Robert Price, MD
Panel Panel Discussion
Hyperbaric Medicine Literature Update Dick Clarke, CHT

Statements and Notices

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Accreditation Statement:  These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Full Disclosure Statement:  All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full Disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships is made on the activity introduction.  Click here for a full listing of the Faculty and Planner Disclosure to Participants

Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates these on-line enduring activities for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for each of the hyperbaric medicine activities. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-Physicians: 19 Category A CEUs have been approved through the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT).

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Privacy Policy

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Internet Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
National Baromedical Services understands the importance of privacy of personal information and is committed to honoring your privacy, and to offering special protections for any personal information you choose to share with us. The document you are reading is our privacy policy, and it describes what information we may collect about you, what uses we may make of it, and what precautions we take against unauthorized access or use of your information.

Continuing Medical Education
When you use our site or register for a Continuing Medical Education ("CME") or a Continuing Education ("CE") activity through our Web site, we collect certain personally identifiable information from you such as your name, e-mail address and mailing address. In addition to personally identifiable information, we collect aggregated non-personally identifiable information about the activities undertaken by our users. We use the information that we collect in several ways:

  1. National Baromedical Services is accredited through Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society ("UHMS") by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ("ACCME") to provide continuing medical education for physicians. In accordance with UHMS, an ACCME accredited entity, we may be required periodically to submit aggregated data about CME participants and the CME activities we certify. These reports may include personally identifiable information about you and credits issued to you, for the purpose of maintaining records that you can request from the accredited provider for up to six (6) years;
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  3. The National Baromedical Services staff will have internal access to files containing personally identifiable information, including evaluation forms and aggregated CME/CEU participant information. These files can be accessed in order to respond to your questions or comments. Our staff may also use personally identifiable information, including registration information and evaluation data, in assessing educational needs and planning marketing activities; and

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Aggregate Data
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For privacy questions or concerns, please contact shannon.blanton@palmettohealth.org

Getting Started

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Minimum System Requirements for using this Online Program
CPU: 400Mhz Processor
Memory: 512MB RAM
Operating System: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or Mac OSX
Screen Resolution: 1024×768 or higher
Browser: Firefox version 3, Internet Explorer version 7, Safari version 3, Google Chrome
Browser Plugins: Flash version 9.0.115
Internet Connection of a minimum of 768Kbps dedicated download and 128Kbps dedicated upload

Instructions to Begin

To access the activity which is housed by Digital Chalk - not on the UHMS website:

Step 1: Open your Internet Brower and type the wed address listed below.
https://nbs.digitalchalk.com

Step 2: Click Create New Account and complete your information as requested, then click Next.

Step 3: Enter the spam catcher words shown in the box on the screen.

Step 4: Click the box next to I agree to the DigitalChalk terms of use. Then Click Submit.

Step 5: Click Catalog tab in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 6: Click Add on the activity title you want.  Each offering will read Physician or Non-physician.  Please make sure that you have selected the correct course offering based on the type of credits you would like to obtain.

Step 7: Click Proceed to checkout

Step 8: Add the credit card information and click Submit

Step 9: Click OK at the bottom right.

Step 10:  Begin your coursework.

For questions and further assistance, please contact shannon.blanton@palmettohealth.org

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