I know that you have all been anxiously awaiting a January briefing!
For several years, the Board has awarded CEU’s for manufacturer-based transcutaneous oximetry training. The basis for this was the introduction of a requirement that prospective CHTs and CHRNs undergo such training as a certification prerequisite. When the Board first mandated this not all approved hyperbaric training programs incorporated transcutaneous oxygen testing. This meant that the equipment manufacturer was able to fill an important knowledge and testing gap.
Eventually, every program applying for or seeking to renew Board approval was required to have this important screening technology incorporated within their core curriculum. Today, this is universally the case. Therefore, associated credits will have been earned upon successful completion of introductory training. The required hands on practical requirement of at least three studies must be overseen by someone with clinical background. This can be a member of the physician panel, a vascular technologist, CHT/CHRN, or other clinically-based individual with appropriate experience.
Going forward, then, the Board will no longer be awarding CEU’s for manufacturer provided training. The Board does wish to extend its gratitude to those manufacturers who had stepped in to help a great many hyperbaric team members who would have previously had a difficult time meeting this certification prerequisite.
Dick Clarke, President
National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology
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Updated February 22, 2019