ICHT Training Course
Next Scheduled ICHT Training Course: February 10-13, 2021
The International Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (ICHT) introductory training course in Hyperbaric Medicine will set internationally recognized benchmarks to define the optimal required training and education necessary to qualify as an ICHT. The course provides the knowledge of hyperbaric medicine to safely operate a hyperbaric chamber in accordance with current industry and regulatory standards.
This ICHT course has been developed with information in functional and safety instruction to allow applicants a sound foundation to operate a hyperbaric chamber in a hospital or private facility.
Completion of this course does not constitute certification or credentialing.
After the course, participants will need to fulfill job experience requirements and pass an exam.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course.
Certification as a hyperbaric technologist is seen as a secondary/add on to an existing medical license.
The following pathways will be accepted for certification:
- Physician (MD, DO, ND)
- Respiratory Therapist
- Physician Assistant (PA)
- Active Duty Military Corpsman
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
- Medical Assistants (MA)
- Veterinary Assistant
This is an introductory course that covers material designed to prepare those interested in becoming International Certified Hyperbaric Technologist.
It will discuss:
- Hyperbaric History
- The Physics and Physiology of Hyperbaric Medicine
- Therapeutic Mechanisms of Oxygen Under Pressure
- Side Effects and Contraindications
- Hyperbaric Safety
- Hands-on Chamber Operations
- The Elements of Wound Care
- Dive Planning and the Prevention of Decompression Sickness
- Setting Up and Running a Hyperbaric Clinic
This course will be held at Oxford Recovery Center located at 7030 Whitmore Lake Rd. in Brighton, Michigan (48116). Participants are responsible for their own travel, food, and lodging.
This course will be available virtually. Participants must be able to attend all sessions, and must have a device with a camera for class participation and monitoring.
- Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), Detroit, Michigan
- Bishop International Airport (FNT), Flint, Michigan
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Brighton South – US 23), Phone (810) 227-6300: Located directly across the street from Oxford Recovery Center at 6910 Whitmore Lake Road in Brighton, Michigan.
- Candlewood Suites, Phone (810) 220-1200: Located at 151 Library Drive in Brighton, Michigan.
Jeff Mosteller received a degree in Underwater Technology in September of 1982. Since then he has worked in every aspect of hyperbaric medicine, starting at UCSD Medical Center where he rose to become Program Director by age 28.
Jeff took the very first CHT exam offered in 1991 by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technologists, passing with distinction and becoming the 33rd CHT ever . . .