Crew Health Advice: Herpes Zoster
The UK P&I Club have been made aware of a series of unrelated recent cases of shingles in crew members, resulting in ship deviation, medical repatriation, and treatment aboard.
Crew Health Advice: Positive Self-Esteem
Self-esteem can heavily influence people's choices and decisions - it serves a motivational function by making it more or less likely that people will take care of themselves and explore their full potential.
The industry's initiatives for an enhanced crew welfare should meet all the necessary requirements and go beyond minimum standards, and visibility of the industry must be improved as recruitment challenges hit the sector, argued experts on the Crew Welfare panel discussion.
As part of Safety4Sea's Crew Welfare Week, Captain Kostas Karavasilis, Regional Loss Prevention Director shared his views on how to promote a healthy lifestyle at sea alongside Kostas Katsoulieris, Senior Executive of Claims at NorthStandard; William Moore, Global Loss Prevention Director and Senior Vice President at The American Club; Periclis Tzardis, Chief Medical Advisor at ShipMedCare and; Sandra Welch, CEO of Seafarers Hospital Society.
As part of Crew Welfare Week, Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director at UK P&I Club joined in a panel discussion about the topic and Women at Sea
Crew Health Advice: Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is rarely diagnosed in active seafarers or a cause or repatriation due to medical issues
Crew Health Advice: Homesickness
Homesickness is the emotional distress that we experience when adjusting to new circumstances or surroundings when away from home and feeling cut off from our regular support system.
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day is an important annual event to raise awareness of suicide
Proinde Guidelines: Shipboard sanitary inspection in Brazil / Mosquito-borne diseases in Brazil
Diseases transmitted to humans by mosquitoes have been growing over the last decades and now affect about half of the world's population, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In recent years, Brazil has recorded numerous outbreaks of mosquito-borne infectious diseases that are of significant concern to the health of seafarers and passengers with potential impact on the safe operation of vessels.
Gallstones are formed when substances, such as cholesterol, bile pigments and/or calcium salts, harden into a solid form
Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I Club, discusses contact dermatitis, its symptoms as well as its treatment and prevention.
Inflated Medical Damages in California State Courts: A brief analysis of Howell v. Hamilton Meats and how to prevent "unreasonable" costs
In a costly new trend, California plaintiffs' attorneys refer clients to expensive, lien-based medical providers to get around Howell v Hamilton Meats decision
Tyler Tanner of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel and Noreen Arralde of Thomas Miller (Americas) explain why it is time to retire the Maintenance and Cure Jury Instructions.
Crew Health Advice: Contact Dermatitis
The WHO International Medical Guide for Ships* reports most cases of dermatitis seen onboard ship arise from irritation of the skin by substances that have been handled or misused; this article explains what contact dermatitis is, the causes, treatment available and possible prevention methods
It's our worst case scenario - someone on board collapses and is found to be unresponsive and not breathing - this advice outlines how to conduct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and what equipment and medication is available.
This is one of a number of accidents notified to the Club relating to the explosive failure of glass fittings, pressure gauge glasses, manometers and light bulbs resulting in serious injuries to crew.
The UK P&I Club recently held the 16th in our series of Live Webinars, this time in collaboration with the Mission to Seafarers which focussed on Crew Health matters and in particular mental wellbeing.
Crew Health Advice: Hernias
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.
Day of the Seafarer 2021
The International Day of the Seafarer is a rare opportunity for the industry to educate, raise awareness and "showcase" the vital work of seafarers - those who keep the World supplied with essential and non-essential goods