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August 31, 2007

Roatan Diving Medicine CME Course

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Mark your calandar….

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Department of
Hyperbaric Medicine and UHMS are co-sponsoring a
diving medicine CME course at an all-inclusive resort
on the beautiful caribbean island of Roatan.
May 31- June 7, 2008.

Reserve your spot…spaces are limited!

The Dive Team

Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Hello fellow heath care professional,

The Department of Hyperbaric Medicine at Long Beach
Memorial Medical Center is offering a 40 CME-hour

Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound
November 5-9, 2007

This course has been approved by the UHMS Education
Committee as meeting the rigorous standards of a UHMS
Designated Co-Sponsored Introductory Course in
Hyperbaric Medicine.

The primary purpose of this program is to use both
didactic and practical chamber-side teaching formats
to introduce and educate physicians, with a background
in a variety of specialties, in the theory,
principles, and practices of hyperbaric medicine and
wound care.  Additionally, this CME program is
designed to educate nursing, allied health
professionals, and medical administrators who have
educational interests or needs in hyperbaric medicine
and wound care.

This course is expected to provide the participant
with core knowledge about the theory and practices of
hyperbaric medicine and wound care and to be a solid
base for which further education and training in
hyperbaric medicine and wound care can be built upon.

The faculty at LBMMC Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
is uniquely qualified to provide this education.
Members of our faculty include leaders in the field of
hyperbaric medicine. We take advantage of our
multi-specialty background (e.g., orthopedic
surgery/wound care, emergency medicine,
hematology/oncology, and pulmonary/critical care
medicine) to provide a well-rounded perspective of the

The next course is scheduled to take place in Long
Beach , California on:
5-9, 2007

Discounted hotel accommodation information is
available upon request.
If you are interested in attending this course or
would like more information, please see the attached
brochure and fill out the accompanying registration
form or contact:

Shari Hart at:

Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach , CA   90806
(562) 933-6950


Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

August 29, 2007

Free Short Story by Eric Douglas

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Hello My Friends


Summer is drawing to a close and the diving season is slowing down, but I’ve just published a new short story online to help you keep thinking about diving. Thanks to, the story is free to read.


Put It Back is the latest in the Jackson Pauley/Withrow Key series of short stories. This story takes a bit of a turn, delving into the mysticism of the early inhabitants of the Florida Keys. This story is now available to read at Please feel free to forward this link on to all your diving friends and share the story with them as well.


The first two stories in this series, Going Down With the Ship and Bait and Switch are both available for download at


I hope you have as much fun reading this story as I did writing it!




August 28, 2007

Hyperbaric Medicine Update

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Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center
The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society; Midwest Chapter
 Hyperbaric Medicine Update
October 12th & 13th, 2007
Purpose & Objectives:
The purpose of this course is to update participants on topics of interest in the use of hyperbaric medicine for disease and injury treatment and to assist certified participants in maintaining their credentials. It is also to prepare participants for the Certified Hyperbaric Technologist(CHT) & Certified Hyperbaric RN (CHRN) exam.  The participant will:
·          Increase knowledge of clinical applications and practice standards for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Practice.
·          Describe current HBO technology and principal applications
·          Increase awareness of current research in HBO therapy
·          Identify current updates in wound care. 
·          Gain understanding of the legal issues pertaining to HBO Therapy
This activity is intended for physicians, & nurses, and may be of interest to respiratory therapists, hyperbaric technicians, & divers who have an interest in hyperbaric medicine & the safe delivery of hyperbaric treatments.
Holiday Inn, I-675 Conference Center, Fairborn, OH.  Look for “Hyperbaric Medicine Update” signs.
Airport Access: 
Dayton International (DAY) is approximately 20 minutes away.
A block of rooms have been reserved for $89.00 a night & will be held until September 25, 2007.  Please identify with “UHMS Meeting” as the group name:
Holiday Inn Dayton/fairborn,   I-675
2800 Presidential Dr, Fairborn, Oh 45324
(937) 426-7800
(Exit 17, N. Fairfield Rd)   West to Col Glenn South on Col Glenn to Presidential Dr
Refund Policy:
The registration fee, minus a $10 administrative fee, will be refunded if a cancellation is received (in writing or by phone) no later than October 9, 2007.  Refunds will not be given for failure to attend.  The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center & Mid-West Chapter of the UHMS is not responsible for any accommodation cancellation fees.
For more information please call Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center
(937) 257-8600      (937) 873-8600
Dr. John J. Feldmeier, D.O., FACRO
                President Mid-West Chapter UHMS


Friday October 12, 2007

7:00 a.m.                                Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:45 a.m.                                Welcome / John Feldmeier, DO; Pres. Mid-West Chapter UHMS

8.00 a.m.                                 TCOM Training / Testing;    Joseph Snyder, RN, CHT

12:00 p.m.                              Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.                     CHT/CHRN Exam

3:00 p.m.                                UHMS Chapter Meeting

4:30 p.m.                                Wright-Patterson AFB Chamber Tour Pre Registration Required

Evening Presentations:

5:30 p.m.                                “How Physically Fit is Fit to Dive?” / Neal Pollock, PhD

6:30 p.m.                                “Research Diving in Antarctica” / Neal Pollock, PhD  

7:31–12:00 p.m.                     Social:  Kitty Hawk Room

Saturday October 13, 2007

7:00 a.m.                                Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:55 a.m.                                Welcome / John Feldmeier, DO; Pres. Mid-West Chapter UHMS

8:00 a.m.                                “Hyperbaric Oxygen and Burns” / Ben Slade, MD

9:00 a.m.                                “An Update of Hyperbaric Literature” / Dick Clarke, CHT

10:00 a.m.                              Break & Exhibits

10:30 a.m.                              “Diving Safety – A Case History” / Dick Clarke, CHT

11:30 a.m.                              “Assessing pulmonary risk factors for HBO” / Laurie Gesell, MD

12:30 p.m.                              Lunch & Exhibits

1:30 p.m.                                “Using Laser Dopler / TCOM Technology to Assess Response to HBO” /Roberto Penne-Casanova, MD

2:30 p.m.                                Break

2:45 p.m.                                “How to Avoid Sharks While Diving A Review of Legal Topics” / Donato Borrillo, MD, JD

3:45 p.m.                                “Overview of Wound Care” / Louis Pilati, MD

4:45 p.m.                                Evaluation & Adjournment

¨ UHMS/DAN Member                        $75
¨ NON-UHMS/Dan                                             $90
¨ Tour of Wright-Patterson AFB Chamber
P.M Lectures & Social Mixer Only
¨ UHMS/DAN Member                        $25
¨ NON-UHMS/Dan                                             $30
¨ Yes, I will be attending the Social Mixer
¨ UHMS/DAN Member                        $75
¨ NON-UHMS/Dan                                             $90
¨ CME Credits (Physicians Only)         $30        
Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, & printed syllabus.
Continuing Education
Physician CME
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UHMS designates this educational activity for a maximum of “TBD”AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing CEU
CEU’S will be provided by Diversified Clinical Services.
This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for Category A and Category B credit hours by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.



August 19, 2007


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Physician Hyperbaric Training and Certification

Nurse / Technician Hyperbaric Training



Friday, Sept 28th thru

Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2007

 8 AM to 5 PM


Presented By


Jorge Beale, MD
Board Certified - Hyperbaric Medicine – Wound Care Specialist


J.C. DiGiacomo, MD, FACS

Board Certified - Hyperbaric Medicine – Trauma and Wound Care Specialist


Edward Golembe, MD

Board Certified - Hyperbaric Medicine


R.W. Bill Hamilton, Ph.D.
Member - NFPA - 99 Hyperbaric Facilities Committee

Glenn J. Butler, CHT
Member of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Safety Committee


Michael W. Allen

Member - ASME Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy Committee


Sue DeSantis, MBA

CMS Reimbursement Specialist

Exec. Director - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Association


To be held at

Westchester Medical Center

Valhalla, New York (27 miles North of NYC)



Approved for:

40 AMA, PRA CATEGORY 1 CME ™ Credit Hours

for Physicians


Registration Fee  (includes course materials)

MD, DO, DPM                                                        $ 900.00

RN, LPN, RT, PARAMEDIC, EMT                     $ 700.00



CONTACT: MS. PATRICIA ROONEY - (914) 664 – 8000 ext. 3535

Visit: or Email:

for Registration Form and Course Outline



The Mount Vernon Hospital

New York Medical College


        New York Medical College





Sound Shore

Health System




Course Summary

The course covers indications and contraindications to hyperbaric oxygen treatment, hyperbaric treatment protocols, the economics of hyperbaric practice, management of emergencies, and instruction in the use of the monoplace chamber as well as ancillary equipment associated with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. The course provides the credentials recommended for Physician Hyperbaric Supervision and CHT certification by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.



The terminal training objectives of this course are to provide participants enough information to initiate and provide safer hyperbaric oxygen treatment in their own institutions using a monoplace chamber.  Additionally, participants will have enough information at hand, including information concerning multiplace operation, to prepare for the certification examination of the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.


Class Schedule

Day 1 – Diving Medicine

Friday,  September 28,  2007

  • Course Overview and Introductions
  • Historical Perspective of Hyperbaric Medicine
  • UHMS Accepted Indications
  • Mechanisms of Hyperbaric Oxygen
  • Mechanisms of Wound Healing
  • Patient Evaluation & Selection for HBO2 Treatment
  • & Management of Chronic Wounds


Day 2 – Introduction and History of HBO2

Saturday,  September 29, 2007

  • Introduction to Medical Aspects of Diving
  • DCI and Development of Decompression Tables
  • Barotrauma and Air Embolism
  • Use of Decompression Tables
  • Radionecrosis
  • Infectious Disease, Osteomyelitis, Gas Gangrene
  • Thermal Burns













TARGET AUDIENCE:  M.D.s, D.P.M.s, D.O.s, R.N.s, R.T.s, EMTs, Paramedics and other health care professionals and administrators.


EXPECTED RESULTS:  After completion of the Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine course, participants should be able to:


·         Discuss the scientific and medical rationale for using hyperbaric oxygen to treat patients

·         Give a brief summary of the history of hyperbaric oxygen

·         Describe the mechanisms of action triggered by hyperbaric oxygen

·         List several hyperbaric oxygen case studies of successful treatments

·         Name research areas of on-going hyperbaric study and areas where more research is warranted

·         List treatment protocols, safety issues and contraindications for hyperbaric oxygen treatment

·         Describe the affects of hyperbaric oxygen and drug interactions

·         Give a brief outline of the economics of chamber operations and reimbursement for hyperbaric oxygen treatment


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and the Life Support Technologies group.  The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


DESIGNATION STATEMENT:  The UHMS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


FULL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:  All faculty members participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Life Support Technologies group are expected to disclose to the participants any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation.  Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made at the activity.














 Registration Details









The Registration fee for this program is:


MD, DO, DPM…………………………………………………………………….……$900.00

RN, LPN, RRT Paramedics, EMT, Technicians………….………………… …….  $700.00



Please return registration form promptly with check payable to:

Life Support Technologies, Inc.

Mail to:

            Life Support Technologies. Inc.

            The Mount Vernon Hospital

            12 North Seventh Ave.

            Mt. Vernon, NY 10550


Cancellation notification must be received by October 15th in order to qualify for a refund, less a $100.00 administrative fee.  Substitute attendees are permitted.  In the unlikely event that this program must be cancelled, the entire submitted registration fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizers.



For further information and Directions call:

(914) 664-8000 x3535 Fax: (914) 664-0955

Or Visit Our Web Site:

E-mail: LSTcourses@AOL.COM
















Registration Form


Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine


at Westchester Medical Center

Valhalla, NY


Sept 28th thru Oct 2nd, 2007



Print your Name and Degree as you would like them to appear on your

Course Credit Certificate









           First                                               Middle                                 Last                                                     Degree(s)


           Mailing Address:


              __________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________






           Phone #:  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________        


             E-Mail Address: ___________________________________________________________________________     


           Hospital Affiliation: ________________________________________________________________________


  Specialty:: ________________________________________________________________________________





                ___  Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine

                        MD, DO, DPM ($900.00)


                ___  Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine

                        Nurses and Techs ($700.00)



      Please Make Checks Payable to:


      Life Support Technologies, Inc.

      12 North 7th Ave, - 5 West

      Mount Vernon, NY   10550





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                 II Scientific Meeting UHMS Chapter Brazil Information


September, 06 -09th, 2007



Our II Scientific Meeting, to be held in Salvador, will have, as special guest, Mr. Tom Workman, Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at UHMS.


We shall also be co-sponsoring the Dan Divers’ Day, featuring activities related to safety for recreational divers in Brazil.


Location: Salvador Praia Hotel

Hotel Reservations: 71 3203 9000 (please mention UHMS Capítulo Brasileiro)


For applications, please contact

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August 14, 2007


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of the

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society

          28th Annual Conference


          OCTOBER 19-20, 2007




This year we have combined forces with THE TORONTO HYPERBARIC MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM to deliver an outstanding 2 day conference in the fields of Diving and Hyperbaric medicine.






TIME:             Thursday 18:00 to 20:00 CHT/CHRN Exam

                        Friday             9:00 -18:00  Toronto Hyperbaric Medicine symposium.

                        Saturday         8:00 -17:30  Great Lakes Chapter UHMS 


TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, Residence College Hotel, Unity Hall, Toronto Ontario, Canada

Hotel Information:  For special discounted room rates quote the “Toronto general hospital group”

Delta Chelsea Hotel 

33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto (Downtown), Ontario, M5G 1Z4
416-595-1975; Fax: 416-585-4375; Toll-Free: 1-800-243-5732


Friday: This session should be of interest to the medical professional (technologist, nurse and physician).  The hyperbaric medicine scientific symposium will provide an update about current medical knowledge, mechanisms of action and clinical applications.  Presentations will include new research topics and reviews of clinical hyperbaric medicine. 


Saturday: Presentations during this session should be of interest to the recreational diving community, and members of commercial and scientific diving organizations.  Topics will include fitness to dive, the aging diver, diving fatalities - what went wrong?, in water mobility, and other relevant information.


For more information, please visit our website at:

Go to:  www.uhms–


August 10, 2007

UK. Saturation diving to hit prime time BBC 1

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Tuesday, 07 August 2007

There’s required viewing for all with an interest in offshore diving…… particularly those wondering if it would be the right career choice for them. “Real Men Under Pressure” will be the first in a series about “extreme jobs” for early-evening viewing on BBC One. 

As the BBC programme notes explain: “Jess, Martin and Stu are saturation divers… they regularly dive to 200 metres under the North Sea to satisfy our insatiable desire for oil.  They live for a month in a tiny metal chamber in the heart of a ship, under pressure, so that they can make regular excursions to the sea bed without suffering decompression sickness.  In this 60 minute documentary we follow them as they join a dive support ship heading 100 miles out of Aberdeen to the oil fields.

“The helium / oxygen mix that they breathe makes them sound like Donald Duck… the diving bell that delivers them to the sea bed looks like a space ship… it’s an excursion into an incredible world that has rarely been seen before… not even their wives knew what they did until they saw this film…!”

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) was delighted to be able to put the BBC production team in touch with an IMCA member company whose divers on board the ‘Seawell’ feature in the film.

“We’ve already been able to see the programme being transmitted on Sunday,” says Hugh Williams, IMCA’s chief executive. “It certainly gives a splendid overview of saturation diving, and everything that happens on the vessel in association with the diving operation. There are some fascinating clips from early developments in the industry too. We’re delighted that over and over again Real Men Under Pressure stresses the all-important message that safety is paramount. The team from the BBC in Bristol have done a superb job. We are proud to be associated with the film.”

This first programme will be followed by three more - Real Men on High (Pylon Workers); Real Men Go Forth (Forth Bridge); and Real Men See the Light (Modern Day Lighthouse Keepers).


Medical Seminars announces Bonaire trip and date.

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I am pleased to announce our current dates and destinations for 2008. I realize as busy physicians you must arrange your schedule well in advance. These clinical courses in diving medicine are designed for physicians of all specialties. The academic programs are approved by the AMA, ACEP and AAFP and credits are designated in the brochures.If you have any questions, please contact us! We would love to hear from you.

Helen T. Davis

February 2-9, 2008
BONAIRE is our most popular dive destination. It offers consistently good diving on over 80 dive sites on well-preserved reefs. Diving is with TOUCAN DIVERS where dive boats are reserved exclusively for our group. Our hotel is the PLAZA RESORT, located on twelve landscaped acres with a gorgeous long white sand beach.

© 1996-2008 Medical Seminars, Inc.


UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting

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UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee
August 30 – September 1, 2007
·         Final Schedule
·         Officer Nominations
·         Award Nominations
·         Edgar End Lecture
·         Guest Lecture
·         Exhibitors
·         CHT/CHRN Exam
·         Acrylics Course
Final Schedule
The schedule for the 2007 UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting has been finalized (see below).  The layout is similar to past years, beginning with the Director’s Forums on Thursday morning and the Welcome & Introduction beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The Welcome Reception is Thursday evening at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.  Friday is a half-day where participants are given Friday afternoon off to see Nashville or attend the Acrylics Course.  There is a full schedule on Saturday including the annual Edgar End Lecture given by Dan Rossignol on Clinical Studies in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Autism and our guest lecture John Chatterton who will talk on Britannic: Rebreathers and Deep Diving.  The Annual Awards Banquet is Saturday evening at the Sunset Grill.
For Meeting Information contact Suzanne Pack at 210-614-3688 or

August 7, 2007


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