Accreditation of Hyperbaric Technical Officer (HTO) training in Australia.

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Accreditation of Hyperbaric Technical Officer (HTO) training in Australia.

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Title: Accreditation of Hyperbaric Technical Officer (HTO) training in Australia.
Author: O'Halloran, D
Abstract: Introduction: In 2000, the Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association (HTNA) established a Training Committee of two registered nurses and two technical officers to address training and accreditation issues within the Association. For technical training the priority was to establish a career pathway and further education for Hyperbaric Technical Officers (HTOs). This process has been broken into four phases with known goals and outcomes. Goals: Amend the prerequisite requirements for HTO training in the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Facilities Industry Guidelines (HOTFIG) and the Draft Australian Standard (SF-46).; Design and accredit the framework of training for the Certificate IV and Diploma in Hyperbaric Technology to Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) standards.; Find and assist a suitable registered training organisation (RTO) to implement the Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Technology.; Find and assist a suitable RTO to implement the Diploma in Hyperbaric Technology. Outcomes: HOTFIG was amended in February 2002; these changes now appear in the new Australian Standard AS 4774.2-2002. ANTA has approved the framework of training for the Certificate IV and Diploma in Hyperbaric Technology. Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), an RTO, commenced delivery of the Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Technology in July 2005. Once HTOs have completed the Certificate IV, RAH will commence delivery of the Diploma in Hyperbaric Technology. Future goals include guidelines for continuing education and an analysis of the training requirements for monoplace chambers.
Description: Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9817
Date: 2005

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