Diver Medical Technologist (DMT)
The Diver Medical Technologist (DMT) course is an extensive 5-day program designed to convey pertinent medical and operational information to divers who may be required to evaluate and treat diving accidents. Students receive substantial theoretical and practical instruction in patient examination, recognition of DCS and AGE, field management of diving casualties, evacuation and treatment of diving accident victims, hyperbaric chambers and treatment procedures, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Students also receive instruction in advanced invasive techniques and procedures, including airway management (endotracheal intubation), nasogastric tubes, intravenous and intramuscular injections, Foley catheterization, and suturing. Students will have the opportunity to operate a recompression chambers and experience working in a treatment chamber under actual hyperbaric conditions.