Diver Medical Technologist (DMT) Refresher

 

Overview

This Diver Medical Technologist program is designed to refresh lifesaving skills for professional rescuers who have obtained DMT certification.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this Diver Medical Technologist training, the student will be familiar with:

Review of Diving Physics, Anatomy/Physiology of the Ear and Hearing, Barotraumas (Squeeze and External Otitis), Inner Ear Barotraumas, Anatomy of the Chest, Respiratory Physiology, Physical Examination of the Chest, Pulmonary Over inflation Syndromes, Bubble Theory, Decompression Sickness, Neurological Examination, Treatment Table Review, Adjunctive Therapy, Drugs and Diving, Altitude Decompression, Physical Examination of Divers, Women and Diving, Central Nervous System Oxygen Toxicity, Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity, Hypoxia, Carbon Dioxide Retention (Hypercapnia), Inert Gas Narcosis, Effects of Carbon Monoxide Toxicity, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Breath Hold Diving, Drowning and Near Drowning, Hypothermia, Underwater Work Hazards: Blasts, Shocks, Toxic Gas Exposure, Underwater Work Hazards: Dangerous Marine Life, Differential Diagnosis of Diving Accidents, Saturation Diving and High Pressure Nervous Syndrome, Dysbaric Osteonecrosis, Insertion of IV’s, Medication Administration, Suturing, Electrocardiograms, Hearing Conservation Program and Medical Exam, Hands-on practical exams conducted in a highly stressed with frequent “Simulations” performed by the students to demonstrate understanding of the management of diving and non-diving situations.

Additional Information

Course Length: 16 hrs

Course Required By: N/A

Written Exam: DMT refresher final exam minimum passing score 70%.  Performance skills such as CPR, AED, bag-valve mask, patient assessment, oxygen administration, soft tissue injury and airway management will need to be performed to complete the program.

Retraining: Refresher within current 2-year certification period

Prerequisites:

  • DMT Certification
  • AHA BLS-HCP (CPR)
  • Current EMT-Basic at a minimum

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.

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