Diver Medical Technicians (DMTs) serve as the critical first step in the dive medicine chain, caring for injured divers on the scene and acting as tenders in the hyperbaric chamber.
DMTs provide an alternative to the presence of qualified hyperbaric physicians at every dive site who can respond to emergency medical situations and communicate effectively with a physician located remotely.
This DMT Class is a joint class run by the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and the Divers Alert Network. It is designed for those wishing to become a DMT, the course consists of lectures, invasive skills training and hands on chamber operations. Certification from the course meets the Module 16 requirements for DMT Certification application.
*Course description source (www.diversalertnetwork.org/training/dmt/)
Accommodations and meals are included in the DMT tuition. DMT participants will be housed in the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies dorm rooms and apartments. Meals are served in the Institute's cafeteria.
The $975 fee for the DMT course covers tuition, room and board (Sunday pm - Friday noon). Tuition for late sign ups is $1025. The course is restricted to 16 students. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the class. Refunds must be requested in writing. No refunds are issued after one month prior to the start of the class!
Note: A recent Medical Clearance for Hyperbaric Exposure or diving medical is required to participate in the course Chamber Dive and to apply for DMT Certification.