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.
Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I Club, discusses the issue of hypothermia, its impact on crew and measures to prevent and treat the condition: “Due to the nature of their vocation, seafarers are often exposed to the elements and sub-zero conditions.
Herniated discs, strains, sprains, inflammation, stiffness and tenderness are just some of the back pain symptoms reported to the UK Club due to heavy lifting and day to day shipboard activities.
Although a precise estimate of the global sepsis cases is difficult to ascertain, some scientific publications report that it affects more than 30 million people worldwide every year, potentially leading to six million deaths.
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