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The Basic Hyperbaric Medicine course serves as an introduction to hyperbaric oxygen therapy with a view to understanding the benefits and risks of HBO and conducting safe and efficient patient treatments under pressure.


Core Activities

  • Understanding of the development of hyperbaric medicine into a globally recognised and effective treatment
  • Understanding the historical perspective and standardisation of medical practice for patient benefit
  • Theory and safety of delivery of hyperbaric treatments

Core Modules

  • Hyperbaric medicine historic perspective
  • Hyperbaric facility and organisation
  • Physics of pressure
  • Physiology and Pathophysiology under hyperbaric conditions
  • Oxygen therapy, safety and handling
  • Chamber technology
  • Medical terms
  • Decompression procedures and illness
  • Therapeutic tables
  • Approved indications
  • Contra indications and HBO side effects
  • Chamber safety and fire precautions
  • Patient monitoring
  • TcPO2 monitoring for patients
  • Patient assessment and management
  • Chamber Hygiene
  • Procedures and documentation

Accreditations offered

  • European Baromedical Association (EBAss)
  • European College of Baromedicine (ECB) - this accreditation is a prerequisite for those looking to achieve either European Certified Hyperbaric Chamber Operator (ECHCO) or European Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ECHRN) status
  • DDRC


  • EBAss - 2 yearly
  • ECB – 2 yearly
  • NBDHMT – 2 yearly

DDRC Professional Services is committed to the delivery of high quality training and support to our clients. We pride ourselves on listening to our client’s requirements and providing cost effective, high quality solutions tailored to client needs. DDRC Professional Services operates to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. The procedures employed conform to client and company requirements and ensure the health, safety and welfare of all clients, preventing exposure to unacceptable risk.