RN looking for info. on hyperbaric certification

  1. 0
    Hi, I'm an RN with six years of experience, primarily in ICU and telemetry. I am interested in becoming certified in hyperbaric nursing. Any information would be appreciated. TNx!

    ------------------
    wherever you go, there you are.
  2. 16 Comments so far...

  3. 0
    Quote from osiris7
    Hi, I'm an RN with six years of experience, primarily in ICU and telemetry. I am interested in becoming certified in hyperbaric nursing. Any information would be appreciated. TNx!

    ------------------
    wherever you go, there you are.
    You can contact
    National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
    1816 Industrial Blvd.
    Harvey, LA 70058
    or
    Baromedical Nurses Assoc. at www.hyperbaricnurses.org

    The top one is the group that actually does the testing and cert.
    I am currently studying to take the exam myself. Good luck to you
    Kim
  4. 0
    Quote from ascnbe
    You can contact
    National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
    1816 Industrial Blvd.
    Harvey, LA 70058
    or
    Baromedical Nurses Assoc. at www.hyperbaricnurses.org

    The top one is the group that actually does the testing and cert.
    I am currently studying to take the exam myself. Good luck to you
    Kim
    National Barometric Service, Mr Dick Clark. Runs an excellent course in Primary Hyperbaric Medicine, can't remember the name of the hospital but it's in South Carolina.

    Regards

    Ian
    CHT
  5. 0
    Quote from osiris7
    Hi, I'm an RN with six years of experience, primarily in ICU and telemetry. I am interested in becoming certified in hyperbaric nursing. Any information would be appreciated. TNx!

    ------------------
    wherever you go, there you are.
    There are 2 certifications available for Hyperbaric Medicine. The first is Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) and cna contact the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.
    The second is Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN) from the Baromedical Nursine Association. There is basic, advanced and one for nurses with MSN and above.
  6. 0
    Quote from Ian H
    National Barometric Service, Mr Dick Clark. Runs an excellent course in Primary Hyperbaric Medicine, can't remember the name of the hospital but it's in South Carolina.

    Regards

    Ian
    CHT
    Richland Memorial or Columbia, South Carolina
  7. 0
    I work the ED now I did a 24 hour class at Shands Hospital in Gainsville, Fl. in 1996. Would love to work hyperbaric's but never see jobs for that?


    Lee
  8. 0
    I am a CHT presently going through a BSN program. I used to run a hyperbaric department with a multiplace chamber. I am going to give you my two cents.
    you may want to check out the baromedical nursing association not real good source for certification information but if you are going to persue your ACHRN or CHRN you are probably going to want to know about and join this association. The RN and tech's will be coming to blows in the future! Lots of chambers are looking to cut expenses/downsize and if you can get one person who can do it all. Techs are good for the "tech' stuff but usually don't have the certs to perform in hospital care. If you are an RN that can drive a chamber you are a hot commodity. MY GOAL!

    the NBDHMT has just updated its site to include study material you can download to help with your certification. i think it is nbdhmt.org. or just google it.
    Dick Clark is the man! he deals with monoplace chambers only. He has a great library of hyperbaric research. You may notice lots of docs and techs publishing but none too many RNs.

    you may also want to check out the UHMS.org site for some links to other chambers and study material.

    Best publishing is another source for hyperbaric books.

    Give you an earfull?

    Best of luck to you!
    Viva
    Last edit by vivalasvegas on Feb 28, '06
  9. 0
    That was an earful viva, but the original poster waited six years for your answer, so why not give lots of details?

    I'm teasing you here, but in all seriousness, your info will certainly help the next potential hyperbaric nurse who visits these threads.
  10. 0
    Thanks, Eric! I love hyperbarics and the more nurses (competent) that we can get into the field, the better!

    Enjoy and appreciate the ribbing! In this life if you got no sense of humor you might as well go into managment. Uh. . . . yeah...

    Viva!
  11. 0
    Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA has a course for multiplace chamber training. After the course (5 days) you are eligible to write the exam (from the NBDHMT in Louisiana) to obtain your CHT or CHRN certification.


Top