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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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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 …

Retrieve AED data after use

  I received calls from two crew members recently who used their Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to save lives, and both patients are expected to …

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 …

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Yacht bosun chooses to think like an owner, not spend like one

Yacht bosun chooses to think like an owner, not spend like one

By Bosun Alex Kempin I know, yet another article about personal finance and someone telling you to do something you will never do. I …

Yacht sinks off Savannah, five rescued

Yacht sinks off Savannah, five rescued

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people after the vessel they were on allided with the north Savannah jetties on Monday night. At …

Spain to end quarantine for visitors July 1

Spain to end quarantine for visitors July 1

Spain announced yesterday that beginning July 1 it will no longer require visitors from overseas to self-quarantine for 14 days. A …

Monaco20: Yacht show to go not-for-profit for 2020

Monaco20: Yacht show to go not-for-profit for 2020

The Principality of Monaco and Informa announced this morning that they are working together to deliver a not-for-profit Monaco Yacht Show …

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