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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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Every yacht should have a glucometer and know how to use it

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 levels. To do this, …

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 …

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Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon People always ask me what it’s like to work on yachts? You must have some good stories, they say. …

Port state CIC inspections this fall to focus on emergency systems

Port state CIC inspections this fall to focus on emergency systems

The Paris and Tokyo MoUs on port state control will conduct a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on vessel emergency systems and …

Yacht Moatize hits dock in Cairns

Yacht Moatize hits dock in Cairns

By Dorie Cox Capts. Brian and Sue Mitchell looked up from their dinner at a marina restaurant in Cairns in Queensland, Australia, to …

Deeper water to allow for larger yachts at Fort Lauderdale marina

Deeper water to allow for larger yachts at Fort Lauderdale marina

Photos and story by Dorie Cox Scoop by scoop, an excavator on a floating barge dug from the Intracoastal Waterway bed at Sunrise Harbor …

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