Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

24/7 Hyperbaric Facility Closures

Bruce Derrick, MD

As a follow up on the topic heavily discussed at our last meeting, I am pleased to report initial discussions between ACEP, DAN and the UHMS have begun to combat the issue of dwindling 24/7 hyperbaric chamber availability. A huge thanks should be given to Enoch Huang (UHMS president) and Jim Chimiak (Divers Alert Network) for taking an active role in the discussion. Dr. Chimiak in particular gave a great plenary session on the topic in front of the entire UHMS assembly. He has some great ideas and I would like to dedicate a significant portion of the upcoming ACEP meeting to continue brainstorming a solution. Please join us at the upcoming meeting below.

2016 UHM Section Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 18 – 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, South Pacific Ballroom D 

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