The RDMT course has arisen out of a need for qualified professionals in the recreational diving scene that are able to provide advanced first aid care, administer drugs, and be skilled in such techniques as suturing wounds, setting up I.V. lines and advanced airway management.
You may be a dive master on a live aboard yacht or providing paramedical support to anexpedition.You may be a diving instructor working on a remote island or simply interested in extending your skills and ability to cope with injured clients or friends.
The RDMT is an intensive 10 day course that has theory sessions - but the emphasis is on hands-on training. You will be faced with casualties with realistic wounds in scenarios that are designed to build your confidence in difficult situations.
You will spend time at a hospital emergency room where you will see real casualties as they arrive and are treated.
You will be taught how to perform emergency procedures by an experienced diving doctor and discuss case histories of decompression illness with certified hyperbaric professionals.
RECREATIONAL DIVER MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
The RDMT course specifically covers diving emergencies and includes the management of a casualty inside a recompression chamber. You will learn how to conduct a full neurological examination and how to decide which treatment table to use for decompression illness.
Other important subjects include the legality of giving first aid, risk assessment, emergency planning and casualty evacuation. You will also learn how to specify a medical kit and where to source equipment and supplies.
The Recreational Diver Medical Technician qualification is accredited by DASPAA - the Diving and Adventure Sports Paramedical Accreditation Agency. Training conforms to ILCOR guidelines and good practice as recognised by St John Ambulance, St Andrew’s Ambulance and the British Red Cross.
Course venue: Hyperbaric Services/SSS Network Chamber facility, Koh Samui, 34/8 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui Course dates: 8 - 19 November 2010 (2 day break
for 13th and 14th November 2010) Course price: 54,000 baht (Payment before
15 September 2010 Early Bird Discount Price 45,000 baht)
Final Course Confirmation Date is 1st October 2010 Minimum Participants required 5 Students
Contact information for any enquiries or to obtain an application form is:
I did my first dive in Plymouth Sound a little over 25 years ago. It was a freezing January evening but I knew that I was hooked. Two years later I was a research diver for Diving Diseases Research Centre involved in studying how saturation diving affects the human body.
I’ve been very lucky. Following some time diving in the Persian Gulf I was taken on as a commercial diving instructor by Commander Alan Bax - who now runs the International Diving Schools Association.
Working for Alan was a superb apprenticeship in the art of teaching diving. I was delivering courses ranging from BSAC “novice” diver to underwater techniques for use in the North Sea.
Since then I’ve done a lot of diving – both commercial and recreational - and a lot of teaching too. Somewhere along the way I gained a second degree in engineering and spent more years than I care to admit lecturing at the University of Plymouth in the UK.
My career has given me a set of skills and experience that is probably unique. I’ve specialised in teaching hyperbaric medicine, dive medic, recompression chamber management and underwater engineering. I’ve trained people from across the world, including the Emirates and British Special Forces, the Hong Kong Fire Service and underwater film-makers from the BBC.
I now run a consultancy specialising in underwater specialist training.
Tim Partridge has degrees in both biology and engineering and has a postgraduate teaching certificate. He is a BSAC First Class Diver, BSAC Advanced Instructor, DAN Instructor Trainer and an RYA Powerboat Instructor. Tim is also a qualified offshore diver, diving supervisor, Diver Medical Technician Instructor and underwater inspection instructor. He is a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist with the NBDHMT.
Tim lives in Thailand where he dives as often as he can and has even been seen modifying an Inspiration rebreather to his own designs...!