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 allow students to pass 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. This course prepares students to pass the NBDHMT board certification exam.
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.