Comprehensive Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care
Western Maryland Regional Medical Center
The Western Maryland Health System will provide a hyperbaric medicine and wound care course in Cumberland, Maryland. The course will be held at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center on Willowbrook Road. The four-day course will include four 10-hour classes.
The MATRIX 40 hour "Comprehensive Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care” course has been reviewed and approved by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT) as a Basic Hyperbaric Medicine Course.
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The history, physiological basis and rationales for use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of various disease states will be reviewed in depth. Also covered will be, decompression theory and the use of dive tables, transcutaneous oxygen monitoring, hyperbaric chamber systems, safety in the hyperbaric environment and monoplace chamber safety. Hands on demonstration and participant practice on transcutaneous monitoring and HBO chambers are included.
The physiology of wound healing, wound assessment and management of vascular ulcers (venous, arterial and mixed disease), diabetic/neuropathic wounds, pressure ulcers, recalcitrant wounds will be discussed. The types and use of specialty dressings, wound photography, compression therapy, and debridement will also be taught during this offering. Hands on demonstration and participant practice of compression therapy and debridement techniques are included.
The goal is to enrich the participant's knowledge of wound care, the healing process, and the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Upon completion of the course, the participant will have a better understanding of interventions that improve patient outcomes for those affected by life threatening, limb threatening and/or chronic wounds. Additionally the participant's knowledge base will be expanded to include rationales and applications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for such conditions as decompression sickness, arterial gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, and long-term effect of radiation therapy.
Registration Deadline is March 14, 2014
Full Course Fee: $800.00
Fax Registration to: 240-964-8716
Mail Registration Fees to:
Western Maryland Health System
12500 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, MD 21502
*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation. The course is approved for 38 contact hours.