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Training in Hyperbaric Medicine
Palmetto Health Richland Hospital offers a nationally accredited hyperbaric training program. Our 40-hour program, which attracts healthcare professionals worldwide, provides a comprehensive introduction to the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in modern medical practice.
Based within a Level I Trauma Center and teaching institution for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, the program draws upon the collective expertise of a diverse group of faculty members.
The unique curriculum format involves two separate tracks. Physicians are specifically prepared for the role of Hyperbaric Consultant. Nurses, therapists, and technologists undergo a cohesive program of didactic and operational sessions designed to ensure the safe and effective application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Primary training in Hyperbaric Medicine is approved by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.
Selected Curriculum Topics
Physical Aspects of Hyperbaric Medicine
Mechanisms of Action
Contraindications and Side Effects
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning/Smoke Inhalation
Cerebral Arterial Gas Embolism
Crush Injuries/Compartment Syndrome
Gas Gangrene (clostridial and nonclostridial)
Acute Thermal Burns
Problem Wound Healing
Continuing Education Units
40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits – The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
40 Contact Hours – South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. The ANCC neither endorses nor approves any products that may be associated with this continuing education activity.
40 Category A hours – National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
40 Continuing Respiratory Care Education Credits – American Association for Respiratory Care
Course Location and Dates
The course is taught on the campus of Palmetto Health Richland, the leading institution for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Level 1 Trauma Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
The course will be offered on the following dates:
2013 Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine
- March 11 – 15
- April 29 – May 3
- June 17 – 21
- August 19 – 23
- October 21 – 25
- December 9 – 13
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.baromedical.com/.
The fee includes an $85 non-refundable portion to cover registration processing. The full fee is payable in advance and includes all course materials. Early registration is advised due to limited enrollment for each course.