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.
Burns are injuries to the skin which can be caused by several hazards in the workplace such as heat, cold, chemicals, friction, electricity and radiation.
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.
Crew Health Advice: CBD
UK P&I Members have recently brought our attention to issues surrounding cannabidiol (CBD) usage by a crew member which resulted in a failed drugs test.
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: Kidneys
We are celebrating World Kidney Day, an awareness day created to remind us all about the importance of the kidneys as part of our overall health
Crew Health Advice: Leprosy
Hansen's disease, commonly known as 'Leprosy', is an infection caused by Mycobacterium Leprae or M
In our 4-part series highlighting Men's Health Awareness Month, Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director, interviews Timothy Semenoro in a short Q&A session on the subject of wellbeing.
Crew Health Advice: Prostate Cancer
To highlight Men's Health Awareness Month this year, the Club's Crew Health Team have compiled this critical advice on prostate cancer in collaboration with Red Square Medical
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
Crew Health Advice: Mpox
The latest virus circulating is the rather attractively named Mpox
Gallstones are formed when substances, such as cholesterol, bile pigments and/or calcium salts, harden into a solid form
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.
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.
Crew Health Advice: Panic Disorders
A life at sea entails dangers that are not present in many other occupations, this advice outlines what a panic disorder is, the symptoms to looks for, the characteristics of such disorders, the treatments and how seafarers can get help