Hyperbaric Chamber Facilities
The Cornerstone Clinic and Chamber is located on the grounds of Anthony’s Key Resort.
The Clinic is equipped with a 52" multi-lock chamber, which is utilized to treat patients and to provide practical chamber operations experience to DMT students.
Quite often, the Cornerstone Chamber is used to treat as many as 4 injured divers at a time, utilizing both the inner and outer locks. Chamber operations are conducted around the clock if necessary. This is a 24 / 7 operation.
A new Clinic and Chamber building has been completed on the grounds of Anthony's Key Resort. This new building provides us with 2 patient exam rooms, X-ray room, Ultrasound room, an Emergency Room, a pharmacy and a full laboratory, along with our hyperbaric chamber.
The Cornerstone Clinic
The Cornerstone Clinic was originally opened in 1988 on the grounds of Anthony's Key Resort. The deck decompression chamber was housed in a 20' by 20' building with one exam table and a desk. Staffed by two doctors and an EMT/Dive Medic, this facility provided the primary care to the Honduran Miskito Indian lobster divers stricken with Type II DCS.
The chamber in the old clinic. To place a patient on a backboard into this chamber, the outside doors of the clinic needed to be opened because of lack of room at the chamber end.
Our primary classroom is located in the AKR SCUBA School building near the main entrance.
Classes will begin on the Monday at 0830 SHARP. Normally, classes will run until 1630 each day. No classes are held during the weekends, but there may be the opportunity is serve clinical time in the Clinic assisting injured divers and conducting hyperbaric treatments.
The didactic and practical skills portion of the DMT program are conducted in the classroom facilities on the grounds of Anthony's Key Resort. These classrooms have been recently remodeled to provide more room and functionality. These classrooms are air conditioned and equipped with the latest audio/visual and computer technology, including Wifi.
A full inventory of advanced training manikins for the Emergency Medical Training and Diver Medical Technician Programs are maintained at the school. A medical library for the students is provided. It contains numerous textbooks on diving medicine and emergency medical care that can be checked-out by the students for further study and research.
Students will use the most modern equipment and training manikins during their training at Cornerstone Medical Services including adult, child, and infant CPR manikins, Defibrillation / Intubation Manikins with full EKG computers, Pneumothorax manikins, Needle Cricothyrotomy manikins, IV arms, IO manikins, Suture arm and leg manikins, Foley Catheter manikins, anatomical models, and all equipment currently available on a standard ALS ambulance.