Paramedic HBOT

The Important Role of EMS workers in HBOT

Crush injuries, burns, wounds… Emergency medical personnel are at risk and need to know about this life-saving therapy.

All Emergency Medical Personnel should know where the closest hyperbaric chamber is, and EMT’s who understand the concepts of Hyperbaric Therapy are indispensible. If you haven’t heard of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), it’s only a matter of time before you are required to be educated in the basics of treatment. Whether you are transferring patients from a hospital or working in the emergency room, you may be called upon to assist medical direction in the referral of patients. What’s more, medical grade hyperbaric treatment is covered by Medicare and other insurance companies based on hundreds of proven and promising case studies. This has led to the exponential growth of HBOT in medical facilities and inclusion in treatment plans for patients.  

Don’t get left behind

  • Aside from Military personnel, special medical technicians, and Registered Nurses, EMT’s can gain special certifications as a Hyperbaric Technologist. (www.NBDHMT.org)
  • HBOT will most likely be included in every major hospital and in many private treatment facilities within the next decade.
  • Increase your knowledge in new medical technologies to increase your dependability and skills, making you indispensable at work. EMT’s transport patients to hyperbaric departments and facilities, they can help identify appropriate candidates while in the field, and with the right certification or oversight, can actually assist with treatment.
  • Fire crews should also have basic knowledge of HBOT, as there are specific NFPA regulations for HBOT facilities that fire crews must be aware of for enforcement and emergency situations.
  • EMS personnel are our everyday heroes and are unfortunately most at risk for many of the insurance coverable conditions treated by HBOT, including burns, wound healing and poisons to name a few.
  • We are in the process of seeking grant’s for EMS workers injured in the line of duty.

Coming Soon!

We are currently in the process of applying for CEU’s for EMT-B and EMT-A through Marin County and the CECBEMS for a special ongoing, one-night class:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 101

Therapeutic Principals of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Brought to you by the H.O.P.E. for Healing Institute

For all levels of Healthcare provider*

We have worked hard for it, and now we are proud to say we have been awarded as a Continuing Education Provider for Nurses by the State of California Board of Nursing to provide CE’s for RN’s and LVN’s. EMT-B & EMT-A CE’s will hopefully also be available in 2012! Local, low-cost and even no-cost CE’s—Ask us about scholarship opportunities!

Event Information:

Location: (Unless previously announced): Office Line:
900 Larkspur Landing Circle Suite 115 Larkspur CA 94939 415.785.8652
This course is a three hour classroom course which includes lectures via PowerPoint presentation, video, demonstrations of the clinical aspects of the treatment processes, worksheets/handouts, and an in-depth tour of a hyperbaric facility. You will be provided with all materials and are invited to join in on the group discussions, Q&A periods and demonstrations whenever possible. Restrooms, free parking, refreshments and other necessities will be available on the classroom site. Please ask staff members for exact locations. Food and drink will be provided.

What is the H.O.P.E. for Healing Institute—501(c)(3) Non-Profit?

The institute was created by patients and healthcare professionals as a way of providing education about hyperbaric oxygen therapy to physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel and every professional in-between. HBOT has been the secret weapon in major university hospitals for decades now, and countless case studies proving its efficacy have been published to prove this. H.O.P.E. for Healing Institute has supplemented HBOT treatment for 44 individuals over our first 3 years of existence. Of those patients, 11 were seniors and 6 were small children. All were low income or indigent. Of the patients whose HBOT was supplemented, 84% showed complete recovery. Benefits of HBOT included avoidance of amputations, complete reversal of radiation burns after cancer treatment, reduction of paralysis, and decrease or elimination of pain. Will you help us change more lives?

www.HopeforHealingInstitute.org

Topics

  • Important History of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • The science behind HBOT for Healthcare workers
  • Clinical aspects of Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Indications, contraindications and rare complications
  • The referral process and transportation
  • Guided tour of Hyperbaric facility including demonstration of treatment
  • Q&A period with Dr Roberta Ekholm RN, DO
Participants will be presented with information regarding the flow of treatment and typical benefits that patients can be expected to present with when following their treatment protocol. An example of this type of flow chart is shown below. CE’s Provided: 3 CE Contact Hours

*PLEASE NOTE:

Because a basic knowledge of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be vital for pre-hospital as well as continued care of a patient, this activity is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians. 3 CEH’s may be attained by licensed RN’s and LVN’s as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nurses Continuing Education Providers (CBRN). You MUST fill out your Registration form in its entirety to receive a certificate of credit, which will be made available at the end of the completed session. You may only receive credit for hours of the course actually attended. Direct any questions to the staff present during the course or by calling 415-785-8652.

We hope you will fill out a registration form to attend an upcoming Dynamic Training (which can be found below). Please refer to dates listed on our home page. This is an opportunity to attain some CE’s locally and with a treatment that all RN’s and EMS personnel will be required to know about in the near future: Here is your head start! Take it! EMS Registration Form