Fundamentals of Hyperbaric Medicine in South Africa

Course Date:
September 16 - 20, 2019

$700+GST (Canadian)

Course Objective:
 Students shall be able to describe the philosophies of the physics, physiology, pathophysiology and the medical aspects of compressing patients and observers within the hyperbaric environment ensuring safe treatment protocol. Students will be able to recognize diving accidents and gain knowledge, performance and competence to safely and efficiently evaluate and medically treat divers, which in turn improves overall patient outcomes and decreases the professional practice gaps.

Course Accreditation:

The Fundamentals of Hyperbaric Medicine has been reviewed and approved as a UHMS Designated Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).  Qualified students will recieve 40-hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This FHM course has also been reviewed and accepted as an Approved Hyperbaric Medicine Training Course by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Technology (NBDHMT). This allows eligible students to sit the CHT exam after required internships.


Who Should Attend:
There are no pre-requisites for attending the FHM course. However, it is recommended for doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and chamber operators who are either already working in, or transitioning to clinical hyperbarics. 


Special Considerations:

Please be aware this Fundamentals of Hyperbaric Medicine course will be held at the Milpark Hospital in Western Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa. The course cost covers the course materials, instruction, and certification. Students are responsible for any transportation and accommodation before, during, and after the course. 


Below is a list of hotels nearest to the hospital. As mentioned it is the responsibility of the attendee to book all accommodation for the duration of their stay. 

Garden Court Milpark
Bannister Hotel
Protea Hotel by Marriott
Sunnyside Park Hotel
The View Boutique Hotel
Foxwood House Boutique Hotel

Faculty To be announced


Topics Covered

  • Diving Physics & Physiology
  • Hyperbaric Oxgyen Therapy
  • Approved Indications & Contraindications 
  • Wound Care
  • TCOM 
  • Decompression Sickness & Treatment Tables
  • Anatomy Lab
  • Patient Prep and Monitoring
  • Hyperbaric Safety 
  • Chamber Operating Procedures
  • Administration, Standards & Regulations
  • Fitness for Diving