Hello, my name is Ryan Wudtke, NREMT-P CHT-D BS Ironman finisher. My love for bitter cold winters lead me to Southwest Minnesota State University. As a student athlete, I chose the vigorous studies of exercise physiology. This is where I was introduced to diving and bubble physics. After graduation I earned my Paramedic license at Avera Mckennan in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. My first field medic job was for North Memorial in Forest Lake, Minnesota. There I was certified as a Special Trained Paramedic and ran a critical care rig.
The huge signing bonus of Vending machine dollars, made it a no brainer to accept a position at Hennepin County Medical Center in the department of Hyperbaric Medicine. I started my career operating the classic Chicago Vaccudyne chamber and was the operator to decommission the beast. In 2012, the new fink chamber was operational and I earned my Certification for Hyperbaric Technologist with distinction. My role at HCMC includes department wide education and quality assurance analysis. My pre hospital experience allows me to provide medical knowledge to other technologist. Recently, I have been positioned as the Lead technical resource for the fluorescent micro-angiography machine. Most importantly, I am the only technologist in history to start a TT6, hit a home run, and then finish a TT6.