Experts at the FIU Medina Aquarius Program use the unique assets of the program to teach a board-certified Diving Medical Technician course designed to prepare students for the NBDHMT board certification exam.
Students enrolled in this 48-hour NBDHMT-approved Diving Medical Technician course engage in didactic and practical training that addresses recognition, stabilization and treatment of decompression and other diving-related injuries.
Specific course topics include:
- Diving physiology
- Recognition of marine life hazards
- Clinical assessment of diving injuries such as barotrauma and decompression sickness
- Neurological examinations
- Hyperbaric chamber operations
Students drill using an on-site 72" multi-place chamber and gain an understanding of operation of a vessel-based Transportable Recompression Chamber System (TRCS). Upon successful completion of the course, students may apply to NBDHMT for certification as a Diver Medic.
Course Fee: $1,300 ($800 if you are taking it for recertification)
Prerequisites: Current EMT certification (certified military, commercial or recreational diver certification preferred) and Fitness to Work in a Pressurized Setting form signed by a physician.
Enrollment Cap: 8 students (additional sections may be scheduled with sufficient demand).
Content Delivery: In-class instruction and hands-on experiential skills development at the Aquarius Reef Base facility in Islamorada, Florida.
Who Should Enroll: Anyone who is interested in learning about how to treat diving-related emergencies in a professional setting. To receive certification through the NBDHMT board, you must be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Course Dates: October 30 – November 4, 2023 (NBDHMT board certification exam will take place on November 4th)
For any questions, please contact Mr. Roger Garcia at 305-664-2916 x207 or via email at email@example.com.