The NBS Hyperbaric Safety & Operations Update Series
National Baromedical Services is pleased to offer our on-line continuing education program. Each lecture is worth one (1) NBDHMT Category A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and one (1) Nursing Contact Hour (CNE).
Hyperbaric Staff Member Injuries & Fatalities: Lessons Learnt
1. Describe physical injuries & fatal events associated with the practice of hyperbaric medicine.
2. Identify contributing factors, procedural shortcomings & lessons learnt.
3. Provide recommendations to mitigate against future such events.
Implantable Medical Devices Risk Assessment: Cardiac Assist Devices
1. Summarize the current range of implantable cardiac-support related devices.
2. Analyze each device in the context of potential adverse effects related to exposure to hyperbaric hyperoxia.
3. Offer a series of patient and device-specific risk assessment screening guidelines.
Consequences of Hyperbaric Safety & Operational Lapses
1. Present a series of procedural failures that threatened personnel & facility integrity.
2. Analyze the root cause where adequate accident reporting had occurred.
3. Argue for wider mandatory reporting & expert analysis of serious system failures.
Optimizing Monoplace Chamber Fire Safety
1. Review the heightened risk of fire & consequences during hyperbaric operations.
2. Describe chamber manufacturing & installation steps to mitigate against fire.
3. Summarize operational policies & procedures that serve to mitigate against fire.
Tissue Oximetry (TCOM) Testing: Why; When; Where?
1. Argue the case for tissue oximetry screening of lower extremity wound referrals.
2. Discuss significance of sensor electrode & barometric pressure calibration.
3. Describe optimal skin preparation & recommended sensor electrode site placement.
Implantable Medical Devices Risk Assessment: Gas/Fluid Filled Devices
1. Summarize current range of implantable non-cardiac related patient support devices.
2. Analyze each device in the context of potential adverse effects related to hyperbaric hyperoxia exposure.
3. Offer patient & device-specific risk assessment screening guidelines.
Hyperbaric Attendant DCS: Incidence, Risk, & Mitigation
1. Review the reported history of inside attendant iatrogenic DCS.
2. Summarize IA ‘bubble’ study data & known iatrogenic DCS risk factors.
3. Describe the evolution of procedures to mitigate iatrogenic DCS risk.
Management of Monoplace Patient Complications & Serious Adverse Events
1. Summarize known risks & complications associated with HBO therapy.
2. Identify hyperbaric-related & hyperbaric-independent SAE’s.
3. Discuss management of in-chamber SAE’s & processes to convert them to normal atmospheric pressure emergencies.
Common Adverse Findings During Hyperbaric Facility Inspections
1. Describe a structured approach to site visits that assess institutionally based hyperbaric medicine programs.
2. Summarize common equipment, operational & policy shortcomings that impact safe & effective delivery of HBO therapy.
3. Discuss methods that promote enduring complaint practice standards.
Barotrauma During Hyperbaric Chamber & Diving Exposures
1. Summarize the scope of this injury complex, from benign to severe to life-ending.
2. Describe common presentations & differential diagnosis aspects.
3. Discuss preventative measures, immediate and definitive management.
Indication-Specific Hyperbaric Dosing Review for Chamber Operators
1. Summarize the historic basis for treatment pressure, duration & frequency.
2. Discuss evolution of laboratory studies & interpretation of clinical data.
3. Present what appears to represent current best evidence for common indications.
Optimizing Hyperbaric Patient Care
1. Provide recommendations for management of infants & children during monoplace operations.
2. Rationalize ECG monitoring for CNS oxygen toxicity screening.
3. Summarize blood glucose, confinement anxiety, nutritional & pre-post screening procedures.
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Accreditation: 12 Category A CEUs worth one (1) credit hour each have been approved by the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT). 12 CNEs worth one (1) credit hour each have been approved by the South Carolina Nurses Association.
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