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Stacy Handley, BSN, ACHRN, CHT, Vice President
Primary Hyperbaric Training
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2013 Dates for Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine
2014 Dates for Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine
Selected Curriculum Topics
Physical Aspects of Hyperbaric Medicine
The clinical utilization of alterations in atmospheric pressure dictate that the practitioner comprehend both the beneficial and potentially hazardous aspects of this esoteric environment. Applicable gas laws and their role in hyperbaric medicine will be reviewed.
Mechanisms of Action
Under increased atmosphere pressure, oxygen becomes a potent and dose dependent drug. Six beneficial effects have been identified: hyperoxygenation, vasoconstriction, superoxide radical formation, pressure/volume related effects, neovascularization and antagonism of leukocyte induced reperfusion injury. The scientific elucidation of these mechanisms and their clinical relevance are discussed.
Special emphasis will be placed upon the preparation of the patient for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The typical emergent referral involves a patient who is incubated, ventilator dependent, with peripheral and central vascular access lines and the possibility of a chest tube. Each of these aspects, as they relate to relative patient isolation and alterations in atmospheric pressure, will be discussed and practiced. Risk factors for hyperbaric oxygen exposure will be clarified and the management of patient complications reviewed in detail.
As a gaseous drug, large doses of oxygen can produce undesirable side effects and drug interactions. The central nervous system and lungs are two most commonly effected organs and their response to hyperbaric oxygen will be reviewed in depth. Special emphasis will be placed on the recognition and management of CNS oxygen toxicity.
Monoplace Chamber Operations
Through a cohesive series of clinical training sessions, the prospective hyperbaric team member will learn and participate in all aspects of the monoplace hyperbaric chamber delivery system. Standard operational protocols will be augmented with ancillary equipment demonstrations and a detailed review of emergency procedures.
Contraindications and Side Effects
Pre-exposure evaluation of risk factors centers around the prevention of pulmonary barotrauma of ascent and the development of a central nervous system oxygen intolerance secondary to high inspired oxygen pressures. The risk-benefit ratio will be discussed, and in the context of the full range of patient states.
Boyle’s law dictates that the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to the pressure exerted upon it. Specifically, the clinical ramifications of this simple principle as it relates to gas bearing anatomy will be discussed. The effects of pressure changes in the middle ear will be examined in detail, and the technical considerations of needle myringotomy will be detailed.
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