Organizations Supporting and Advancing Hyperbaric Medicine

American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM)

About the ACHM

The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) was formed by a group of physicians practicing the developing specialty of hyperbaric medicine who noticed the need for a national professional organization dedicated to serving as a medical specialty society. The ACHM has worked to develop an image of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a distinct medical specialty, often requiring full time practice.

Quality assurance and improvement in the practice of hyperbaric medicine is an integral part of the mission of the ACHM. ACHM's officers and members have set basic training and practice standards for hyperbaric physicians, nurses and technicians. These standards have been adopted by numerous hyperbaric facilities, and by third party payers. The ACHM hopes to build upon the work of its members to improve the quality and practice of hyperbaric medicine.

Membership

Membership to the ACHM is open to any member of the medical community specializing in wound care or hyperbaric medicine in the United States.

Physician Certification

The American College of Medicine endorses the American Board of Wound Healing, which offers the following certification examinations:

  • Physician Certification in Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Physician Certification in Wound Care
  • Certified Hyperbaric & Wound Care Specialist Examination (CHWS)

Online Training

In partnership with WebCME, the ACHM offers several online training options:

HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE is a comprehensive certification course for physicians, nurses, and technicians that provides the essential training you need to begin working within your hospital's Hyperbaric Department. Hyperbaric Medicine: Principles and Practice has provided introductory hyperbaric training to hundreds of clinicians. The feedback from the students has been exceptional, and most have reported that this course has provided an excellent educational experience and a solid foundation for the practice of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

WOUND CARE BOOT CAMP is intended to provide a strong foundation in the basic tenets of wound care, including physiology, assessment and classification. An introduction to the etiology, diagnosis and management algorithms of the major wound care types is provided. While the content of this course is focused at an introductory level and designed for novice wound care providers, it is also an excellent review for the experienced wound care professionals.

Organization Type

Professional Society
Non-Profit, Tax-Exempt 501(c)(6) Corporation

Members

300+

News and Information

News at the ACHM website.
ACHM news at O2.0 – the HyperbaricLink blog

Address

2901 West KK River Parkway, Suite 311
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Phone Numbers

Primary: (414) 385-2943
Fax: (414) 385-8721

Online

Website: www.achm.org
E-Mail:

Key Personnel

Contact Information

Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda
MD, FACHM, FACEP, FAPWCA
President

Dr. Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS
Vice President

Ms. Angela Kujath
Executive Director

Events

27th Annual Clinical Symposium
on Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
The Conference for Prevention and Healing
October 20-23, 2012
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nevada