Hyperbaric Medical treatment involves putting a patient in a specially designed vessel known as a hyperbaric chamber that can be pressurized greater than atmospheric pressure. The patient breathes 100% oxygen while under increased pressure. Monoplace hyperbaric chambers are the most common and are designed to treat one patient at a time. Multiplace chambers are purpose-built and can accommodate as many patients as they are built for. Hyperbaric chamber construction standards are established and published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pressure Vessel for Human Occupancy (PVHO) Committee.
Hyperbaric medicine is a growing field that goes hand-in-glove with Wound Care, another expanding specialty.
Course faculty consists of recognized experts in their fields, each of whom are board certified in one or more specialties. The Course Director is Glenn Butler, CEO and founder of LST. Course Clinical Directors are Scott Gorenstein, M.D., Clinical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, and Edward Golembe, M.D., Skin Integrity Director at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.
Physician guest lecturers include Jody DiGiacomo, M.D., FACS, Medical Director, Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Medicine, CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, NJ; Laura Sudarsky, M.D., Chief of Plastic Surgery, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY; Jay G. Levine, D.P.M., Podiatric Surgery Section Chief, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY.
Non-physician lecturers include Michael W. Allen, LST Senior Vice President for Operations and Safety; Donna Hangan, ANP, CHRNC, CWS, Hyperbaric Unit Coordinator, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; Christian Calise, CHT, RRT, Neonatal Pediatric Specialist, North Shore LIJ Hospitals, NY; Peter P. Delaney, Product Specialist: Transcutaneous Oxygen and Laser Doppler Equipment, Perimed, Inc., Ard
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