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'Marine First Aid - 3 days not 30 minutes'    Media Services
Great attention should be paid both to the medications that you carry on board, and also to the skill of the crew for handling the medication.

According to Coast Guard boating accident statistics the most common
type of boating injuries include: lacerations, broken bones, hypothermia, and contusions.

One can of course purchase ready made First Aid Kits, but click HERE for a comprehensive check list of recommended inclusions for going off-shore, which you can present to your chemist and doctor for supply:

As well as all these items, take a look at your medical cabinet at home, and duplicate it on the boat. If you occasionally need it at home, why wouldn’t you need it on the boat. It’s amazing the number of people whom I have heard saying ‘O I wish I had some xxxxx which we keep at home.

Once you have the First Aid Kit, then it is sensible for someone to do a First Aid Course. However, in Australia, First Aid as it is usually taught is only meant, literally, for the First Half Hour until the ambulance gets there. This is of limited use on a boat, where the First Aid to a person might have to last hours, or, if at sea, days, before professional help gets there.
See First Aid Training for suggestions of how and where to achieve this

Here are a few extras that we have found useful to have on board while cruising - we have had to use all of them (for other folk not us), except, I'm happy to say, the CPR machine.

**A Tens Machine – we have found this wonderful for easing tension and pain after injuries, aiding the healing process. Here's more information about the process.
Enquire in your local area, but they are available from Whiteley Medical Supplies at Hornsby.
** An electric heat pad – with a cigarett plug in if you don’t have 240 volts on the boat - good for alternating with ice packs to assist healing.
** A face mask for doing CPR attached to your key ring – you won’t have time to go searching for it
** A CPR machine which you know how to use. CPR Ezy is the best known of these, and incidentally was invented by two Australians Dr Andrew Davaris and Mr George Karlis




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