Upcoming 40 hour Introductory HBO Course

Comprehensive Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care

MATRIX Health Services, LLC will present a 40-hour hyperbaric medicine and wound care course in Roswell Georgia, September 19th-23rd, 2016.   This course has been reviewed and approved by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology as a Basic Hyperbaric Medicine Course. Matrix Health Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Central Accreditation Program, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This course is approved for 38 hours CNE.

Target Audience: Nurses, EMTs, Paramedics, RTs with interest in hyperbaric medicine and wound care.

The goal of this course is to enrich the participant’s knowledge of wound care, the healing process, and the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Upon completion of the course, the participant will have a better understanding of interventions that improve patient outcomes for those affected by life threatening, limb threatening and/or chronic wounds. Additionally the participant’s knowledge base will be expanded to include rationales and applications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for such conditions as decompression sickness, arterial gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, and long-term effect of radiation therapy.

Course content includes:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy– The history, physiological basis and rationales for use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of various disease states will be reviewed in depth, as well as, decompression theory and the use of dive tables, transcutaneous oxygen monitoring, hyperbaric chamber systems, safety in the hyperbaric environment and chamber safety. Hands on demonstration and participant practice on transcutaneous monitoring and HBO chambers is included.

Wound Care- The physiology of wound healing, wound assessment and management of vascular ulcers (venous, arterial and mixed disease), diabetic/neuropathic wounds, pressure injuries, recalcitrant wounds will be discussed. The use of adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy for appropriate wound types, will also be reviewed. Types and use of specialty dressings, wound photography, compression therapy, and debridement will also be reviewed during this offering. Hands on demonstration and participant practice of compression therapy and debridement techniques are also included.

Cost of course $750.00 and includes all training materials.

For more information please contact Debra Gonzalez 813-601-6231; debra@aboutmatrix.com