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I took a First responder class to help with some of these issues. You might even take a few emergency rides with a local company afterwards to get some practical experience.
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Or do what I did and have a Physician on board.
Seriously though, she says that prior to a "world cruise" she would have a defibrulator onboard for sure. I have advanced first aid and CPR, and she says that would be a bare minimum in terms of training for every crewmember. Doing it in a "self taught" manner is better than nothing, but won't give you the same knowledge that you can obtain in a class with demonstrations by instructors. To be really safe as you're making long passages, etc., a well equipped medical supply kit along with a good reliable communications system can put you in touch with a knowledgable practioner who can guide you in the event of an extreme emergency. An EPIRB could be necessary to save life and hopefully that leg in some extreme circumstances. All this must be balanced upon the amount of time and money you want to spend for training. There's no doubt that EMT or "wilderness first aid" or any number of advanced courses can't hurt.
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No disrespect intended but 90% of the docs out there are so totaly lost in an emergency situation it's usualy better to not have them. It's just not what they do. But I guess it's better than nothing. I have to deal with them on the street all the time. We used to carry cards to help deal with them. Basicly said you can help the paramedics, you can take total responsability for the call including liability or you can leave.
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I'd say that a Wilderness course, where the emphasis is on medical stabilization techniques, when help is more than 48 hours away. Most basic or advanced first aid courses make the assumption that you'll be within reasonably timely access to outside medical help.

There are several books that are fairly decent. I don't have the list of them with me... since I'm not at home, but will post them when I get a chance.
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Some of the Marine Academies have a two week course "First Aid for Sea Going Personnel". A good course.
Or you can go to the local colleges and take the EMT courses.
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Most EMT courses make the assumption that more advanced medical facilities are readily available... which is not the case on an ocean-borne sailboat.
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