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Keith Murray

Keith Murray, a former firefighter EMT, owns The CPR School, a first-aid training company. He provides onboard training for yacht captains and crew and sells and services AEDs. Contact him at 877-6-AED-CPR, 877-623-3277 or www.TheCPRSchool.com.

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Mosquito bites may do more than bug you – they can make you sick

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

Expert advice about detecting and preventing skin cancer

Yacht crew spend a lot of time on the water and in the sun. But, as we know, too much sun can be deadly. For this topic, I consulted an expert, Dr. Joseph …

Turn a new calendar leaf and check those first aid kits

It’s that time of year again: Time to buy a new calendar, make new year’s resolutions and go through the first aid medical kit. Begin the latter by …

Flu season is upon us, take extra caution onboard

The United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each year. We call it flu season, and although it occurs in winter, flu outbreaks can start as early as …

Time is of the essence in medical emergency onboard

Tasked with the safety of everyone onboard, yacht crew are trained how to react in an emergency. Accidents and injuries are easy to identify, and can be …

Don’t get stuck when guest is choking; act quickly and firmly

Consider for a moment what you would do if a guest suddenly stood up and looked directly at you. She is scared and does not speak. Would you recognize that as …

Watch for rabies, infection when an animal bites

They say a dog is man’s best friend, but not always. Sometimes dogs bite. A dog may bite for many reasons and it may not have been intentional, but it can be …

At dock, pool, or the aft deck, drowning a constant concern

Each year, drowning is responsible for more than half a million deaths worldwide. It is a leading preventable cause of unintentional death. On dry land, when …

Internal and spinal injury add to challenges at sea

Boats move; we all know that. Sometimes boats move a lot and sometimes not as much but they are almost always moving. When a person walks around on a moving …

Dangers of heat onboard

As I write this, I am enjoying the warm, 84 degree weather that Florida summers offer. I love the heat. Having grown up in Pennsylvania and shoveled my fair …

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Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

By Dorie Cox The U.S. Department of the Treasury on June 5 removed authorization for “group people-to-people” educational travel to …

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

On July 1, the iconic Willy T floating restaurant and bar will be allowed to return to its original location anchored off The Bight near …

Oh, the places yachting takes you

Oh, the places yachting takes you

By Katie Hunt Waking up at 5 a.m. isn’t unfamiliar to many of us yacht crew working in this fast-paced industry. So, as I walk into …

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald One of the biggest expenditures during a week-long or 10-day charter is the caviar and lobsters. And …

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