The LST course meets the new CMS-mandated educational guidelines for hyperbaric education.
Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2014
The Life Support Technologies group (LST) has successfully taught its 27th “Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine” course, which is accredited by both the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NDBHMT). LST provides the 42-hour course 4 times a year at hospital partner facilities.
Twenty-five attendees completed an intensive 5-day “Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine” course at the LST Partner facility, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT. Course attendees came primarily from the CT-NY-NJ Tri-State area; one attendee travelled from the Middle Eastern nation of Quatar. The well-rounded group of attendees included physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and emergency medical technicians. Core course faculty include: Glenn J. Butler, CEO; Michael Allen, SVP; Edward Golembe, M.D.; Scott Gorenstein, M.D.; Jody C. DiGiacomo, M.D., Donovan T. Rosas, M.D.; Jay G. Levine, D.P.M.; Mark Chipps, CHT; Michael Merrow, CHT, and Training Director Bernie Chowdhury, CHT; all of whom are Hyperbaric Board certified.
The LST course meets the new CMS-mandated educational guidelines for hyperbaric education; it provides the foundation for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, hyperbaric technicians, and other clinical professionals who are either working in, or planning to enter, the field of Hyperbaric Medicine. The course is a pathway toward achieving professional certification in this growing field.
The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is the primary source of scientific information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology worldwide and functions as the governing body for the industry. Organizations that present UHMS approved courses are rigorously screened and must adhere to strict guidelines and standards. The first LST course was developed by the late Eric P. Kindwall, M.D., author of several prominent books that continue to be used for medical training. Considered by many to be the “Father of Hyperbaric Medicine,” Dr. Kindwall was the developer and director of courses presented by LST until 2008. Dr. Kindwall’s contributions to LST and to its educational programs are considerable.
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.
The two remaining course dates and venues at LST partner medical facilities for this year are: June 6-10, 2014 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY; Oct 17-21, 2014 at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY.
Next year’s course dates and venues at LST partner medical facilities are: February 27 – March 3, 2015 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY; April 24-28, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford, CT; June 5-9, 2015 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY; October 16-20, 2015 at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY.
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