Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
The Life Support Technologies Group (LST) will offer four (4) accredited Hyperbaric Medicine training courses to physicians and allied health professionals in year 2014. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated that health professionals be trained in accredited hyperbaric courses if they wish to be reimbursed by CMS for hyperbaric services.
Course dates and venues at LST partner medical facilities are: February 28 – March 4, 2014 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY; April 25-29, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford, CT; June 6-10, 2014 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY; October 17-21, 2014 at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY.
LST’s 40-hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine course is conducted over a 5-day period. The current course has been developed from the original, which was taught by Hyperbaric Medicine pioneer Eric P. Kindwall, M.D.
LST Hyperbaric Medicine courses are accredited by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and also by the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT). The UHMS and also the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) set standards and are the certification boards for physicians who wish to supervise human hyperbaric medical treatment. The NBDHMT sets standards and is the certification board for allied health care professionals who are involved with hyperbaric medical treatment of people, and animals, including horses and small animals.
Physicians (MD and DO) who attend and participate in the entire course are awarded 42 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, which are granted by the UHMS. Allied health professionals (including those who are DPM, PhD, NP, PA, EMT, Paramedic, RN, LPN, RT, RRT) who attend and participate in the entire course are awarded 40 Continuing Education Units (CEU), which are granted by the NBDHMT.
Hyperbaric Medical treatment involves putting a patient in a specially designed vessel known as a hyperbaric chamber that can be pressurized greater than atmospheric pressure. The patient breathes 100% oxygen while under increased pressure. Monoplace hyperbaric chambers are the most common and are designed to treat one patient at a time. Multiplace chambers are purpose-built and can accommodate as many patients as they are built for. Hyperbaric chamber construction standards are established and published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pressure Vessel for Human Occupancy (PVHO) Committee.
Hyperbaric medicine is a growing field that goes hand-in-glove with Wound Care, another expanding specialty.
Course faculty consists of recognized experts in their fields, each of whom are board certified in one or more specialties. The Course Director is Glenn Butler, CEO and founder of LST. Course Clinical Directors are Scott Gorenstein, M.D., Clinical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, and Edward Golembe, M.D., Skin Integrity Director at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.
Physician guest lecturers include Jody DiGiacomo, M.D., FACS, Medical Director, Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Medicine, CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, NJ; Laura Sudarsky, M.D., Chief of Plastic Surgery, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY; Donnovan T. Rosas, M.D., Plastic Surgery, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY, Jay G. Levine, D.P.M., Podiatric Surgery Section Chief, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY.
Non-physician lecturers include Michael W. Allen, LST Senior Vice President for Operations and Safety; Donna Hangan, ANP, CHRNC, CWS, Hyperbaric Unit Coordinator, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; Christian Calise, CHT, RRT, Neonatal Pediatric Specialist, North Shore LIJ Hospitals, NY; Peter P. Delaney, Product Specialist: Transcutaneous Oxygen and Laser Doppler Equipment, Perimed, Inc., Ardsmore, PA; Bernie Chowdhury, CHT, LST Training Director.
For more information see:
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)
National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NDBHMT)
About the Life Support Technologies group (LST)
The Life Support Technologies group (LST) is a Tarrytown, NY-based medical and life-support engineering company specializing in Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Services to hospitals in the NY, NJ, CT region. LST has been in business for 20 years and currently provides services to 9 hospitals.
Glenn Butler, CEO
Life Support Technologies Group