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Learn to spot a diabetic emergency to minimize danger, help guest recover

One of your passengers is not feeling well so you call your medical service and they instruct you to check the patient’s blood glucose level. You may …

Accidental or intentional, watch for poisons onboard

Poisoning can happen in many ways, through various routes, and it can be accidental or intentional, as in the case of suicide. Below are the ways we can be …

New year is time for medical kit check up

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy a new calendar, make new year’s resolutions and go through your first aid medical kit.   The first …

Your first aid skills only diagnose in regards to appendicitis

Last month, I was on break, teaching a night class for pharmacy students, when my telephone rang. It was my father and he was calling me from his cell phone. I …

Vitals are clues when treating patient

One of your crew is sick or injured and you are several hours from the nearest port. You contact your medical service provider and the doctor instructs you to …

Surprises with your heart health

Earlier this summer, I got news that my friend Ron was rushed to the hospital. Ron is a very fit, 49-year-old man. He eats right, exercises and is not someone …

Slurring and numbness may be a stroke

Today I turned on the news and saw that country/western singer Randy Travis suffered a stroke while in the hospital for a separate medical issue. Travis is 54 …

Simple steps save someone from choking

Over the past few years, previous students have called with successful save stories, thanking me for teaching them how to save a life. Here are a few of those …

Prepare before the emergency

In October, Superstorm Sandy claimed the lives of about 150 people. Hurricane season officially started June 1 and ends Nov. 30. My question for you is, are …

What to do if guests slips or falls

“I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up” was a catchphrase of the late 1980s from a U.S. television commercial for a medical alert button. It …

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Editor’s Picks

Crew contracts vital, no guarantee of rights

By Dorie Cox At the start of a new job, many crew are asked to sign a contract that defines wages, scope of work, leave and more. For …

Clearing up a few facts surrounding the M/Y Natita seizure

Clearing up a few facts surrounding the M/Y Natita seizure

By Susan Jobe and Lucy Chabot Reed M/Y Natita, a 217-foot (66m) Oceanco launched in 2005, was seized on July 15 after the owner, Texas …

Creative yacht crew view partial solar eclipse in Florida

Creative yacht crew view partial solar eclipse in Florida

Crew on the M/Y Albula, a 210-foot (64m) Royal Denship explorer yacht docked at Rybovich marina in West Palm Beach, joined the millions of …

Pier 66 owner buys The Sails Marina

Pier 66 owner buys The Sails Marina

By Dorie Cox The company that owns the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 has added The Sails Marina in Fort Lauderdale to its holdings. Tavistock …

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