Hyperbaric instruction

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    I am an RN practicing ICU/CCU and Cardiac PACU nursing in NJ. I am interested in hyperbaric nursing, but don't know where to start. I woild like to know of any classes or training programs for this specialty.
    Thanks in advance.

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    MEL
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    me too, Mel. I have gathered a few useful resources. Reply in this post, or drop me an email and I'll send them to ya.




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    In my opinion the best monoplace hyperbaric training program is Dick Clarke's through Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, S.C.
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    In my opinion the best training for the monoplace chamber is through Dick Clarkes program in Columbia, South Carolina.
    http://www.baromedical.com/
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    If you're interested in Hyperbaric training go to www.diversifiedtherapies.com. You'll find what you need there.
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    Quote from MEL CCRN
    I am an RN practicing ICU/CCU and Cardiac PACU nursing in NJ. I am interested in hyperbaric nursing, but don't know where to start. I woild like to know of any classes or training programs for this specialty.
    Thanks in advance.

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    MEL
    NIx medical center in San Antonio TX provides a 60 hour course that meets all the requirements for sitting for the certification test. the course is excellent and covers both monoplace and multiplace chambers. they also have the state of the art texts.
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    Thanks very much for your prompt reply. This has given me a great deal of information and I appreciate it. Looks like I have a lot of work to do!/LRN
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    LRN -

    I am presently a nursing student but have been a Hyperbaric Technician for 5 years and a diver in the navy. You have received good advice on courses. NIX in San Antonio is great focus on multiplace chamber as is the staff, plus you get to go to the riverwalk. Dick Clark is THE man when it comes to hyperbarics. If you want to persue monoplace that is the course to take.
    I would recommend checking out UHMS.org it lists all the courses and links to chambers and certifying agencies.
    Hyperbaricnursing.org is the Baromedical nursing Associationsite (BNA) which is the hyperbaric nursing organization that will give you heads up on nursing issues. I am an associate member - bullet statements
    the NBDHMT.org is the certifying agency for all techs and nurses. You will have to eventually get your CHRN (basic cert) then your ACHRN your advanced cert. for both you will need your critical care expeience.
    Best Publishing online has alot of the basic hyperbaric and nursing books that may be a good place to start your studies.

    Good luck to you and am looking forward to hearing how you made out.

    Cheers -
    Viva:wink2:


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