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  Hyperbaric Medicine for Health Care & Diving Professionals


Our Price: £54.99

Pages : 186 pages
Format : Softback
Publication Date : Apr 2008
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An essential manual for anyone looking at becoming a chamber operator or taking their Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) or Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN) qualification.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
THE STRUCTURE OF THE CORE CURRICULUM
VALIDATION
MODULE NUMBER
1. HEALTH AND SAFETY
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Health and Safety at Work Act: regulations and associated legislation
1.3. Environmental control (both inside and outside the chamber)
1.4. Infection control
1.5. Patient handling
1.6. Gas handling
1.7. Electrical/ mechanical safety
1.8. Chamber design and procedures
1.9. Accidents
1.10. Environmental health
1.11. Staff health screening procedures
1.12. Insurance
1.13. Other hazards
1.14. BHA – A Code of Practice – Health and Safety for Therapeutic Hyperbaric Facilities
1.15. Co-operation on Science and Technology (COST)
2. DIVING AND HYPERBARIC PHYSICS
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Terminology and definitions
2.3. Concepts of pressure
2.4. Physical forces affecting hyperbaric personnel and patients
2.5. Characteristics of gases
2.6. Sample equations
3. MECHANICAL EFFECTS OF PRESSURE ON THE BODY
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Brief review of basic physical principles
4. CHAMBER CONSTRUCTION AND LAYOUT
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Types of chamber
4.3 Brief history of chambers
4.4 Regulations
4.5 Structural integrity
4.6 Construction and equipment
4.7 Methods of oxygen/air delivery and their relationship to the structure
4.8 General requirements
4.9 Specific equipment
4.10 Chamber steering systems
4.11 Fire suppression systems
4.12 Monitoring the chamber environment
5. SUPPORT MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
5.1 Introduction
5.2 The plant and equipment
6. CHAMBER OPERATION THEORY
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Basic requirements
6.3 Instrumentation and Equipment
6.4 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
6.5 Aspects of the hyperbaric environment, which may be controlled
6.6 Running a therapy session
6.7 Operating procedures
6.8 Hazards and hygiene
7. FIRE SAFETY AND ACCIDENTS
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Review of fires and major accidents to date: (case histories)
7.3 Factors necessary for fire
7.4 Fire risk table
8. PROCEEDURE AND DOCUMENTATION
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Procedure
8.3 Documentation
9. TEAM ROLES OF STAFF
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Medical Director/Lead Clinician
9.3 Hyperbaric duty doctor
9.4 Supervising chamber operator
9.5 Assistant chamber operator
9.6 Medical attendant
9.7 Monoplace attendant
9.8 Nursing staff
9.9 Engineering and technical staff
9.10 Trainer and educator
9.11 Support services
9.12 Patient family and friends
9.13 Integration of roles
9.14 Continuing professional development
9.15 The Hyperbaric Therapy Provider
9.16 The General Manager
9.17 Administrator
9.18 Safety Director/Officer
9.19 Minimum team sizes
9.20 Re-imbursement information
10. GENERAL PATIENT MANAGEMENT
10.1 Introduction
10.2 General principles
10.3 Patient orientation
10.4 Patient care before therapy
10.5 Patient care during therapy
10.6 Patient care after therapy
11. TREATMENT AND DIVING TABLES
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Review of gas laws
11.3 The need for tables
11.4 Terminology and definitions
11.5 Choice of treatment table
11.6 Treatment tables commonly in use in the British Isles
11.7 Reporting of accidents involving staff
11.8 Staff rotas
12. PHYSIOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY AND SIDE EFFECTS OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN
12.1 Physiology
12.2 Pharmacology
12.3 Side-effects
13. REVIEW OF THE APPLICATIONS OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Type 1 acute
13.3 Type 1 chronic
13.4 Type 2 acute
13.5 Type 2 chronic
13.6 Type 3 acute
13.7 Type 3 chronic
14. HISTORY AND RESEARCH
14.1 History
14.2 Research
APPENDICES
1. EXAMPLES OF PRIVATE STUDY
1.1 Physics problem set 1
1.2 Physics problem set 2
2. MATERIALS PROHIBITED IN THE CHAMBER
2.1 General
2.2 Listing

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