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Medical Preparation for a Trip to Hawaii

John Taussig, director of Back Country Medical Guides and an E.M.T., walks us through the considerations and preparation steps you'll want to address before heading offshore.

Attached are his slides and related documents.

Following the seminar, John passed on the following note:

"I realized yesterday, that although the first aid kit lecture is on a lot of peoples minds, it’s not always the most satisfying lecture because you didn’t tell them exactly what they needed to buy! I hope that it wasn’t too anecdotal, and had some useful parts. 

2018 Medical Seminar Slides Administrator Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:38
Maritime Medical Access Administrator Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:22

For 2016, we've contracted with Maritime Medical Access, a service based out of George Washington University, to provide remote medical consultations for our sailors who may require advice while underway.  Medical situations on-board can be particularly troubling without access to expert advice, and have the risk of developing into more serious conditions without appropriate treatment.

Immersion, Shock, Drowning, Hypothermia Administrator Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:56

Key Concepts:

  • 1)     Describe an Immersion Incident.
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Medical Preparation for the Pacific Cup - 2016

For a yacht preparing for the Pacific Cup being able to cope with a medical emergency at sea will be a significant factor in contributing to a favorable outcome. The potential exposure due to the distance, the availability of direct professional medical assistance and the level of care that might be available should be taken into account in assembling the components of a suitable medical kit and the training of individuals onboard.

PREVENT Medical Emergencies

Prevent_Medical Emergencies
by John H. Wright, MD

Health and safety at sea, particularly under the stress of racing, requires planning and preparation for ultimate success. It is quite important to acquire an appropriate medical kit and know how and when to use it. It is more important to prepare so that it will not be needed; -i.e., “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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