First Aid At Sea
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. See below for further details.
“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
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.
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.
Adlard Coles Nautical apps:
This 2 minute video shows extracts and describes the four apps based on Adlard Coles Nautical books, available via this website.
First Aid At Sea book:
For more information about First Aid At Sea the book by Douglas Justins and Colin Berry, see here