(2022) Checklists (1.5 hours)

Robert Sheffield, CHT and Kevin I. “Kip” Posey, CHT / January 2022


The concept of a checklist is at the heart of a hyperbaric safety program. Of all the safety tools to minimize risk in our facilities, the checklist is probably the most obvious, simple, powerful, and underutilized tool. Although we use various forms of checklists in our daily lives, getting people to properly implement checklists in our hyperbaric facilities might be one of our greatest challenges.


On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate pause points in their operation
  • Identify three factors leading to missed paused points
  • List three elements of a good checklist

Approved Continuing Education

[Nurse] 1.5 contact hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing. Provider number CEP17094.

[CHT] This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for 1.5 Category A credit hour by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.

CHT re-certification requires a minimum of nine of the minimum 12 Category A credits relate directly to any combination of hyperbaric operations, related technical aspects, and chamber safety.

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