Totally confused about which medical kit to take onboard with you? Colin discusses some of the issues involved in choosing which kit is right for you.
An Online Book from Colin, John and Phyllis on how to prepare for every voyaging sailor’s worst nightmare, a medical emergency at sea or in a remote place. Medical kits, emergency medical training, it’s all here. And the series ends with a serious real life injury, what happened and the lessons learned.
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Okay, you have your medical kit, but what about medical insurance? Colin discusses options in light of an injury he suffered when working on their boat.
John and Phyllis praise the Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Course they took in Nova Scotia and highly recommend it for anyone planning to go to remote places or offshore.
But better than all the courses and kits is prevention—in other words, maybe your boom preventer should be considered part of your medical kit!
John describes a very serious injury he sustained while hiking and how incredibly helpful the Wilderness First Aid Course he and Phyllis took the year before was to managing this life-threatening situation.
John discusses the things he and Phyllis did right when dealing with his life-threatening injury.
Phyllis discusses what they would do differently in the future to handle a life-threatening situation like John's hiking accident.