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Breath not an option, use hands on CPR

When conducting onboard training classes, crew often say “we heard that you don’t breathe during CPR anymore.” I explain that this is half …

Beware of the most deadly animal on the planet

Besides being pests, mosquitoes can carry and transmit numerous diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that mosquitoes kill more than 1 million …

Dangers of the heat

As I write this, I am enjoying the warm weather that Florida’s springtime offers. I love the heat. Having grown up in Pennsylvania and shoveled my fair share …

Sometimes simple symptoms can be signs of something worse

Recently, my friend Capt. Rob noticed he was feeling tired earlier in the day. He was also sweating more than usual but, being out in the hot Florida sun …

Hepatitis a danger even onboard

Each month, I normally write about how to treat medical emergencies such as bleeding, heat exhaustion, allergic reactions and other conditions.     This …

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 …

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Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

A brisk South Florida evening was the perfect setting for outdoor Triton networking with Culinary Convenience on the third Wednesday in …

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Many years ago on Huntress, I was taught about the theory of “POP”’ on a yacht. The owner …

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