A Physician CME Activity
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Medicine of Diving

Course Description & Objectives

With the ever-increasing popularity of recreational diving, there are greater demands on the medical community to provide medical clearance to divers and to understand the needs of the injured diver.

Medical Seminars, Inc. developed Medicine of Diving to educate physicians who serve as medical consultants to divers in their local communities. This course is designed to empower physicians to make informed recommendations on fitness to dive and to recognize and manage diving injuries.

Upon completion of the Medicine of Diving activity, participants should be able to:

  • Make a medical assessment of fitness to dive;
  • Discuss medical concerns for diving in special environments;
  • Recognize & treat unique diving accidents in emergency situations;
  • Manage diving injuries at remote locations; and
  • Gain knowledge to serve as a medical consultant to local dive groups.

Who Should Attend

This clinical course in diving medicine is designed for physicians of all specialties who have an interest in undersea medicine.


DAY 1 / Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Introduction (P Sheffield)
  • The Aging Diver: Is There an Age When We Have to Hang Up Our Fins? (D Ebersole)
  • Management of Sunburn and Thermal Burns (T LeGros)
  • Marine Hazards in the Caribbean (H Murphy-Lavoie)
  • Practical Diving Safety (P Sheffield)

DAY 2 / Monday January 25, 2016

  • Dive Planning at Altitude (H Murphy-Lavoie)
  • Diving with Cardiac Arrhythmias, Anticoagulants, Pacemakers, and Defibrillators (D Ebersole)
  • Diving Medicine – The Small Islands Experience (D Wakely)
  • In-water Recompression (T LeGros)

DAY 3 / Tuesday, January 26, 2016

  • Patent Foramen Ovale and Decompression Sickness: What We Know and What We Don’t! (D Ebersole)
  • Which Patients with Coronary Artery Disease are Fit to Dive? (D Ebersole)
  • Diving with Children: Industry and Medical Perspectives (D Wakely)
  • Dysbaric Osteonecrosis (H Murphy-Lavoie)

DAY 4 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Updates in Arterial Gas Embolism (H Murphy-Lavoie)
  • Beyond Necrotizing Fasciitis (H Murphy-Lavoie)
  • Iatrogenic Radiation Injuries (T LeGros)
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: What the Literature Really Shows (T LeGros)

DAY 5 / Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • Immersion Pulmonary Edema (D Ebersole)
  • Diving Medical Emergencies at Remote Locations (ER Worth)
  • Diving Death Case Reviews (T LeGros)
  • Diving in the Chamber: A Half Century Commitment to Safety (P Sheffield)

DAY 6 / Friday, January 29, 2016

  • Self Assessment Exam (P Sheffield)
  • Exam Review/ Critique (Faculty)

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

This live 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 Medical Seminars, Inc. The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclaimer & Disclosures

Full Disclosure Statement

All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Medical Seminars Inc. are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity. This activity has no commercial support.

UHMS Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.