First Aid At Sea provides an easy-to-access instant guide to emergency first aid for all seafarers.
The First Aid At Sea app is a clearly set out guide to emergency first aid, written by doctors who sail. The app provides rapidly accessible guidelines for dealing with medical emergencies in a small boat or yacht at sea. As well as detailing medical procedures the app also provides information on emergency communications. Everything from CPR to cuts, injuries, poisoning and broken bones is covered.
The aims of First Aid At Sea are to:
- preserve life - prevent further harm - relieve pain and suffering and - deliver a live patient ashore
Based on the bestselling book First Aid At Sea by Douglas Justins and Colin Berry published by Adlard Coles Nautical. Recommended by RORC.
"Everything a seagoing First Aid Book should be...this book could save lives" Yachts and Yachting
Features and Benefits: Quick reference for dealing with medical emergencies at sea Concise descriptions of medical conditions List of treatments appropriate at sea Advice on basic damage limitation and pain relief
Covers all the medical emergencies likely to be encountered at sea:
Contents include: Abdominal injury Abdominal pain Allergies Basic Life Support Bleeding Breathing difficulty Burns Chest compression Chest injury Chest pain Choking Collapse Communications Concussion Constipation Crush injuries Cuts Diabetes Diarrhoea Dislocations Distress signals Drowning Earache Electrocution Epilepsy Evacuation of boat Examination of a casualty Eye problems Fever Fingers and toes First Aid kit Fractures Headache Head injury Heart attack Heatstroke Hypothermia Injuries Lacerations Man overboard Medical checklist Neck Nose bleed Piles Poisoning Radio procedures Recovery position Rescue breathing Resuscitation Seasickness Shock Skin problems Spine Splints Sprains Stroke Sudden illness Sunburn Toothache Unconsciousness Vomiting Wounds
About the authors: Douglas Justins (MB BS FRCA) studied medicine in Australia and became a general practioner in the Outback. He sailed non-stop from Sydney to Dover in the 1975 Financial Times Clipper Race, then in the 1979 Fastnet and the Three Peaks Race with co-author Colin Berry. He is an anaesthetist at St Thomas' Hospital in London.
Colin Berry (MB BS FRCA) completed his first circumnavigation in 1982 and his second in 1990, both times as crew member and medic aboard Whitbread Round the World yachts. He has cruised and raced and also spent time afloat as a medical officer in the Royal Navy.
************* FREE Bonus Content from “Safe Skipper” ***************************** The bonus section has tips on how to deal with emergencies including: Abandon ship; Dismasting; Distress Signals; Engine Failure; Fire Fighting; Flares; Getting a tow; Helicopter rescue; Holed hull; Man overboard; Medical emergency; Mayday; Panpan; Securité.