This level is open to others employed (not yet qualified or under training) in the hyperbaric industry at an Australian Government Comprehensive Hyperbaric Medicine Facilities, or within the ADF.
New applications will be classified “Pending” prior to assessment by the appropriate HTNA Training Committee & Executive
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment at the approved facility must attract Medicare or Health New Zealand authorised benefits on an attendance basis. The hospital must also provide the following in a separate area, on a 24-hour basis:
Is equipped and staffed, so that it can provide to a patient, the following:
hyperbaric oxygen therapy at a treatment pressure of at least 2.8 atmospheric pressure absolute (180 kilopascal gauge pressure); and
mechanical ventilation and invasive cardiovascular monitoring within a mono-place or multi-place chamber for the duration of the hyperbaric treatment.
Has admission and discharge policies in operation; and
is under the direction of at least 1 medical practitioner who is rostered, and immediately available, to the facility during the facility's ordinary working hours if the practitioner:
is a specialist with training in diving and hyperbaric medicine; or
holds a Diploma of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society; and
Is staffed by:
at least 1 medical practitioner with training in diving and hyperbaric medicine who is present in the facility and immediately available at all times when patients are being treated at the facility: and
at least 1 registered nurse with specific training in hyperbaric patient care to the published standards of the Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association, who is present during hyperbaric oxygen therapy IAW Table 8.1 AS/NZ 4774.2 (Minimum Staffing requirements by Patient and Chamber type). and
At least 1 qualified hyperbaric chamber supervisor with specific training in hyperbaric chamber supervision to the published standards of the Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association, who is present during hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Benefits of Associate Membership:
Associate members have access to all live educational webinars and pre-recorded videos in our library. Associate members have no voting rights within the Association.
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