Boating Medical Packs and Training
Dr. Briggs, an intensive care consultant and Managing Director of Medical Support Offshore (MSOS) at Saxon Wharf in Southampton, talks us through the importance of comprehensive medical kits and training when boating. This is particularly vital when offshore and miles away from help.
MSOS provides STCW training courses such as Elementary First Aid, Proficiency in Medical First Aid and Proficiency in Medical Care. They also provide specialist courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the use of oxygen and defibrillators, advanced wound repair and more.
Training should be undertaken regularly to ensure that you are fully versed to react quickly and confidently if an emergency should arise.