SailNet Community - View Single Post - Medical training
View Single Post
post #10 of Old 07-17-2007
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Im going to second the wilderness first aid as the best single class you can take for offshore sailing. EMT is good but the training does not focus on long term care like the WFA class will. Wilderness EMT, which is an add on to the basic EMT class 120-160 hours is outstanding but you still dont have the training to administer injectable drugs. It's not hard but you do have to know what your doing. Get a few hours of IV traing from someone, Paramedic, RN PA, whoever you can find and have them give you a letter stating you have recieved a few hours of basic informal iinstruction. Take that to you private doc and get him to sign off on a Rx off shore med kit for you, then you will be able to do a lot of good.
wildcard is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome