Friday, April 14, 2006



June 11-16 August 6-11 October 1-6


The objective of this course is to promote the advancement of knowledge of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and problem wound management for physicians and allied health professionals based on a thorough understanding of decompression tables, hyperbaric chamber safety, treatment indications for hyperbaric oxygen, normal wound healing, patient assessment techniques, and wound treatment modalities. Complete goals and objectives in advance available upon request.

Who Should Attend:

· Physicians, Nurses, Technicians and Allied Health Care Providers specializing in hyperbaric medicine and wound care.

Limited Space Available: Enrollment limited to 45


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and Praxis Clinical Services. The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UHMS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 53 Category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity. One credit hour may be claimed for each hour of participation by the individual physician. The AAFP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 51.50 Prescribed Category 1 credits. This continuing education offering is approved for 53 Nursing CEU’s through Praxis Clinical Services by being “Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12817”. This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for 53 Category A credit hours by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.


Day 1: 0800 - 1830 (8.5 hours) Day 4: 0800 – 2100 (10.5 hours)

Day 2: 0800 - 1845 (9.25 hours) Day 5: 0800 – 2045 (10.25 hours)

Day 3: 0800 - 1800 (8.5 hours) Day 6: 0800 – 1700 (7.5 hours)

Topics to Be Presented:

Physics and physiology of hyperbaric exposure

Mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen

Air decompression procedures

UHMS accepted indications

Patient assessment and management

Selection of patients for hyperbaric oxygen treatment

Side effects and contraindications

Hyperbaric chamber systems

Hyperbaric safety and emergency procedures

Hands-On Practicums Covering: Wound VAC, Apligraf, Compression Wraps, PadNet, Venous Doppler, Semmes-Weinstein and ABI’s, Total Contact Casting, Debridement Lab, Wound Assessment/Documentation

Assessment of problem wound patients

Technical aspects of Transcutaneous PO2 measurement and Practicum

Topical wound dressings and practicum

Treatment of problem wound patients

New technology in wound care

Documentation and Reimbursement for nurses and physicians

Faculty Disclosure:

All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Praxis Clinical Services are expected to disclose to the participants any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation. Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made at the activity.

Commercial Support Disclosure:

This course receives commercial support in the form of unrestricted educational grants from the following vendors: Organogenesis, KCI, and Johnson & Johnson


Robert A. Warriner, III, MD, FCCP, ABPM/UHM, CWS
Chief Medical Officer, Praxis Clinical Services

Medical Director, Southeast Texas Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Caroline E. Fife, MD, CWS
Medical Director, Memorial Hermann Center for Hyperbaric Medicine

Patricia Pasceri, RNC, ET
Vice President, Clinical Services, Praxis Clinical Services

Pat Hudson, RN, CWOCN
Regional Director of Operations, Praxis Clinical Services

Michael J. Crouch, CHT
Director of Reimbursement, Praxis Clinical Services

Terry Beard, CHT, ACHRN
Regional Director of Operations, Praxis Clinical Services

Jerry Geiger, CHT
Safety Director and Senior Technician, Southeast Texas Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Others as Invited!!!

Program Location:

The program will be conducted at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.


$1,200 tuition includes all seminar materials, chamber pressurization, training manuals, continental breakfast and lunch. A service charge of $50 per enrollment will be withheld from all cancellations received in writing 2 weeks prior to conference date. For cancellations received after that date, a service charge of $100 will be withheld.


Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. A block of rooms has been reserved for our attendees at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel. Hotel room rates are $144.00 for a double room. Reservations will be made through the course coordinator. If you require special arrangements, (ie. smoking vs. nonsmoking room, etc.), please advise Sherrill White when you submit your registration form. It is approximately 40 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to the hotel; therefore, it is recommended that you rent a car for your visit; however, there is a shuttle available for a $40 round trip fee.

Registration Information:

For additional information and registration form, please call Sherrill White, Program Coordinator, at (281) 298-1400. Registration forms may be faxed to (281) 298-1570 or emailed to

Sherrill A. White,
Education Coordinator
Praxis Clinical Services
1610 Woodstead Court, Suite 460
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
(281) 298-1400
(281) 298-1570 FAX

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