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Training on Managing Medical Emergencies at Sea

May 22, 2018

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NIVA Education is running a course aimed at health care professionals and related staff working within shipping companies, P&I clubs, in the medical selection of seafarers, as providers of remote medical assistance services and in port health clinics.

Medical emergencies aboard ships at sea pose a continuing risk to the life and health of seafarers. They also have adverse financial and operational consequences for ship operators.

The Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) is offering a course entitled 'Managing Medical Emergencies at Sea: Risks and Responses', which will consider how such risks can be prevented and mitigated, both by action in advance of an incident and by effective management of emergencies when they arise.

Participants will gain experience and understanding of:

  • The identification and assessment of the risks of medical emergencies at sea. The differing perspectives of seafarers, trainers, health professionals, shipping managers and regulatory authorities will be reviewed.
  • The role of operational planning in emergency preparedness.
  • The impact of incidents on different stakeholders within the shipping industry.
  • The frequency and severity of medical emergencies at sea.
  • The role of factors including international conventions and national regulations, training, the ship’s medical guide, medical equipment on board and support from remote medical assistance services, in managing both the risk and their consequences.
  • The risks and benefits of medical evacuation, port health care and repatriation.

The course will take place on 30 October – 1 November 2018 at the Hotel Marienlyst, Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark.

For more information and to register, please click here.

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