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Dr A. Wayne Evans, First in Ontario to Receive National Hyperbaric Medicine Certification

Medical Oxygen Repair is very pleased to announce that Dr. A Wayne Evans is the first physician in Ontario to receive the DRCPSC credential for Hyperbaric Medicine – Clinical Stream. Dr. Evans has been , and continues as the medical Director at MO2R since its creation in 2015.

AN ONTARIO FIRST

December 23, 2021

The distinctive honour of being first in Ontario has been granted under the jurisdiction of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and acknowledges Dr Evans practices at the highest level of professionalism and quality assurance in the area of Hyperbaric Medicine.  Dr. Evans has played a leadership role in the development of the training and accreditation requirement and process which has culminated in this new professional accreditation, and we are very pleased that he has received this honour.

Always a thought leader in the academic advancements of the field, Dr Evans has often been quoted as saying “we have barely begun to scratch the surface on how this can help humanity. Watch carefully as the next 10 years unfolds the secrets hidden in this elegant tool with a growing range of specific applications to assist in the management help a myriad of disease processes."

Congratulations Dr. Evans!

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Timeline

  • The journey commenced in 2012 with DR Evans and other founding directors of the Canadian Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Association (CUHMA) made a submission to the Royal College. It identified how this evolving field of medicine had grown and matured to the point that it needed a clearly defined place to continue to flourish along side medical and surgical specialists within the Canadian health care system.
  • Dr Wayne Evans was selected to serve as a member of the Specialty Committee on Hyperbaric Medicine, since its inception in 2012.
  • In 2013, a select group of the founding directors of CUHMA, were invited to form the Hyperbaric Working Group to develop the training and accreditation requirements and process.
  • The Royal College established the Hyperbaric Medicine Area of Focused Competency (AFC) certification in 2017, with Dr. Evans as a member of the initial AFC Committee.
  • The lengthy process to shape the field of Hyperbaric Medicine into a viable component of the Royal College jurisdiction has been arduous, however has resulted in the first in the country accredited training program now offered through the University of Toronto.
  • Inaugural candidates are anticipated to graduate in 2022

    We look forward to the distribution of this highly prized honour to a limited number of qualified physicians who will ensure that their hyperbaric practices operated at the highest level of professionalism and quality assurance.


    A STEP FORWARD FOR HYPERBARIC MEDICINE

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    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Announces Certification Status for Hyperbaric Medicine

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada role is to regulate all specialist physicians. It has taken an enormous step in protecting the public through the achievement of a nationwide medical specialist certification in Hyperbaric Medicine.

    October, 2020

    May 2021 - Implementation of CO2 monitoring to document social distancing of humans present in the clinic see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxLpMQX3fMY

    May 2021 - CO2 Monitoring of human presence introduced to document social distancing of humans present in the clinic

    March 2021 - MERV13 filtration installed for the facility HVAC system - ensures virus-free environment

    July 2020 – Full service operation and implementation of multiple medical grade portable air cleaners with HEPA filtration and germicidal ultraviolet light added to the facility

    April 2020 - Reopening of limited service - extreme social distancing and clinic expansion to increase social-distancing

    April 2020 – Implementation of highest level protection measures to ensure safety to our immunocompromised patient population see https://drwayneevans.ca/safe-buildings/

    March 2020 - Temporary Closure - per government order due to Covid 19 Pandemic

    September 2019 - Opening of associated co-located service: Mississauga Wound & Foot Center see https://mississaugawoundclinic.ca/

    Feb 2017 - Opening of associated co-located service: Radiotherapy Late Effects Clinic see http://radiotherapylateeffects.com/

    June 2015 - Official Opening of Facility

    March 2015 - Securing the Leadership of Dr. Wayne Evans as Medical Director

    Dec 2014 - Progress towards Opening of Clinical Hyperbaric Facility

    Dec 2014 - Agreement to launch Inaugural Clinical Research Facility in Mississauga

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