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Maritime Medical Supplies

First Responder Kit 4.0

medlink first responder

First Responder -- Contains the supplies necessary to stabilize an injured person. As a grab and go kit, it is meant as your first line of defense for treating the full range of likely emergencies. The kit is organized with color-coded, see-through window pouches for quick selection of appropriate items. For anyone trained in first aid, this kit is a true confidence builder.*

It has been redesigned to include more of the items needed for immediate assessment of patients while at sea. Still within this kit are the lifesaving Rx medications, an Epi-pen .3mg auto-injector, Albuterol Inhaler, & the Nitroglycerin tabs. In addition, this kit is a required first component of any other kit from MedLink. This kit is perfect to add onto your tenders or include in your garage.


Advanced Emergency Medical Kit -- A working kit for attending to a severely sick or injured person once they have been stabilized. This kit is most effectively utilized when supported by a telemedicine link to MedLink physicians who specialize in remote care. The kit is meant to complement the First-Responder kit and is not sold separately.*

The Advanced Medical Kit is designed for cruising and has been updated to include 2 major components; The Consumable Kit (includes items such as gauze pads, trauma scissors, bandages, items/medications that do not expire, etc.) and The Expirable Kit (includes over the counter & pharmaceutical medications that have an expiration date.) This kit has been assessed by the MedLink team of doctors and utilizing historical data from the maritime calls, the contents of the kit was updated. (This kit is meant to complement the First-Responder kit and is not sold separately.)

* Please note the kit described above does not include prescription items. Prescriptions items are available for purchase only with a subscription to Medlink.

Advanced Medical Kit 4.0

medlink advanced medical kit


The Ship's Medicine Chest is the most comprehensive of the maritime kits, featuring a larger quantity of supplies than found in the Advanced Medical Kit and the First Responder Kit. Necessary for transoceanic cruising, this comprehensive kit provides enough medications and equipment to treat nearly anymedical situation that may arise throughout your voyage, including hypothermia, deep lacerations, broken bones, fractures, spinal injuries and near drowning. Supplies include IV and suturing equipment, and can help sustain the life of a severely injured patient for up to three days. This chest also contains trauma supplies to treat severe injuries and burns. This kit is designed for restocking the smaller kits as well as holding the bulk supplies.

It has been updated to include 2 major components; The Consumable Kit (includes gauze pads, trauma scissors, bandages, items/medications that do not expire , etc.) and The Expirable Kit (includes over the counter & pharmaceutical medications that have an expiration date.) has been assessed by the MedLink team of doctors and utilizing historical data from the maritime calls. From those records, the contents of the kit were updated. (This kit is meant to complement the First-Responder kit and is not sold separately.)

* Please note the kit described above does not include prescription items. Prescription items are available for purchase with a subscription to Medlink.

Ship's Medicine Chest 4.0


medlink ships medicine chest

Pediatric Kit

Pediatric Kit As a supplement to the First Responder Kit, the contents provide milder and lower-dosage medications that address the unique medical needs of those under age 12.

Since adult doses are unsafe for children, you’ll have access to specific antibiotics, fluids and pain relievers to manage daily events or emergencies.

* * Please note the kit described above does not include prescription items. Prescription items are available for purchase with a subscription to Medlink.


Oxygen and Resuscitation Kit


medlink oxygen and resuscitation kit

 

Oxygen and Resuscitation Kit Crew will have the necessary oxygen management tools in this kit to aid in the treatment of a range of conditions that can occur at sea, such as vasovagal (fainting) episodes, seizures, choking episodes, cardiac events, panic/anxiety attacks and chronic respiratory ailments. This configuration contains a "Jumbo D" oxygen cylinder with regulator, multiple oxygen delivery devices, oral airways, adult and pediatric bag-valve masks and extremely effective manual suction devices.


All statistics show that the more remote the situation, the more critical the need for an AED. The chances of survival for a person suffering ventricular fibrillation are virtually zero, unless they receive a shock from an AED within 10 minutes of fibrillation. For every minute that goes by after fibrillation, the chances of survival drops by 10 percent. So, if the cardiac event happens onboard an aircraft, a ship or out on a mountaintop, a person’s only chance for survival is an AED, and someone who knows how to use it, being close at hand.

 

Download additional information on AED Kit.

Automated External Defibrillators Kit

medlink automated external defibrillators kit

Orthopedic Management Kits

medlink orthopedic management kits

Orthopedic Management Kits
- Vacuum-operated splints are designed to treat neck, spinal and various extremity injuries by molding to the specific contours of the body, reducing pressure-point tenderness and rehabilitation time. Provides fast, effective and comfortable patient immobilization. This complete system is lightweight, easily stowed, virtually impervious to the damaging elements of the maritime environment and offers the superior immobilization and extrication capability needed in the offshore setting. Vacuum splints come in a variety of sizes and can be molded to immobilize an extremity in any position. A vacuum mattress is also included and is an excellent solution for hip or pelvic fractures. It can also be use as a backboard.
Flu Kit
MedAire’s Flu Kit can assist maritime crewmembers and VIPs, offering a complete solution for minimizing the spread of influenza—H1N1, or otherwise. The preventive kit can assist at least one ill person and their caregiver over the course of 2-3 days, or several people during the course of one day. Supplies include masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, thermometer strips, germicidal wipes and useful disease prevention tips.




Burn Kit
Sun burns, chemical burns and even burns from heat sources – such as engines and stoves – can quickly put a damper your at-sea journey. That’s why MedAire’s Burn Kit are placed throughout a vessel in areas where they are most likely to occur -- the galley, garage, engine room and tender. Weighing in at only three pounds, it’s a cinch for first responders to grab-and-go. In addition to doctor-recommended instructions, Burn Kit supplies include pain cream, trauma scissors, cold compresses and a burn sheet.
 


    MedLink Kit Refurbishment Program
    The Best Solution to Keep Your Medical Supplies Current


    Kit Refurbishment Process
    When your vessel is docked in a United States port, simply return the medical kit to MedLink, where the contents will be replaced and returned to you within 5 business days of receipt at the refurbishment facility.

    The refurbishment process includes:

    * Complete reconditioning of the kit
    * Replacement of utilized, missing or damaged supplies
    * Replacement of contents that are expired or will expire within 12 months
    * Replacement of missing or damaged components (including bag)
    * Updated content card and exterior tag displaying the kit serial number and expiration date

    MedLink is an industry leader in remote medical equipment, education and expertise, and recognizes the importance of regular medical kit maintenance. When you send your kit back to MedLink for refurbishment you can be confident that your kit will be up to the latest industry standards.

    MedLink’s Refurbishment Program Covers
    * First Responder Kit
    * Advanced Medical Kit
    * Ship’s Medicine Chest
    * Maritime Upgrade Kit
    * Ship to Shore Kit


    Download additional information on the Medical Supplies Refurbishment Program.


24-Hour Medical Support MedLink Global Response Center

Should illness or injury strike at sea or anywhere in the world, MedLink provides vessels with immediate 24/7 access to emergency care physicians.

MedLink provides remote, expert help to people who are in the midst of medical emergencies. Calls come into the MedLink Global Response Center by satellite transmission, telephone, radio and other means from all over the world, 24 hours-a-day.

Medical advice is provided on the spot by one of MedLink’s board-certified emergency care physicians. From years of experience in handling thousands of emergency calls, MedLink’s physicians are uniquely qualified in remote diagnosis and in directing non-medically skilled people to provide aid. They understand the constraints caused by different types of environments and are specially trained for dealing with the ramifications of treating illnesses and injuries at sea.

Calls to the MedLink Global Response Center are initially taken by medically trained Communication Specialists who are on
duty 24-hours-a-day. As they begin to collect information one of MedLink's physicians will join the call.

In the event of a medical emergency, the MedLink physician will guide the captain to the closest and best equipped medical facility. In such situations, MedLink utilizes its exclusive and proprietary medical resource database that provides information on ports, medical facilities and emergency response resources in more than 5,000 cities worldwide. This ensures the vessel goes to sites that have the needed resources to help a patient.

MedLink will coordinate the emergency ground transportation as well as the patient’s admission into the most appropriate medical facility. MedLink will be in continuous contact with the admitting medical facility until the patient is officially discharged.

The MedLink Global Response Center is located right within the emergency medical complex of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center. This gives MedLink physicians immediate access to specialists in more than 45 different fields of medicine and poison control center. The Center itself is equipped with the latest in computer and communications technology. All systems are 100 percent secure with complete redundancy in the event of a system or system component failure.

Features
Direct access to board-certified emergency care physicians.
* 24/7 access, from anywhere in the world.
* DataLink, an exclusive database with information on hospitals, ground and air ambulance services, and other medical resources at destinations and cities around the world.
* Consultation for immunization and vaccination requirements.
* Referrals to nearby qualified medical facilities and access to a worldwide physician network.
* Worldwide health advisories based on published data from various sources, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. StateDepartment and the World Health Organization (WHO).


Download additional information on MedLink Global Response Center.

Download information on MedLink for Yachts.


 



Medical Training


MedAire offers a variety of training courses designed to give crews the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and manage illness and injury in remote settings.

MedAire provides training programs specific to the maritime industry as well as more general applications. This advanced training is designed to give captains and crewmembers the knowledge and skills to recognize and manage medical emergencies while operating in the challenging offshore environment.

Emphasis on patient assessment skills and hands-on instruction for invasive procedures are the focus of our training foundation. Additionally, the courses focus on maritime-specific medical issues and address those illnesses and injuries frequently encountered onboard. MedAire instructors include critical care nurses, emergency medicine nurse practitioners and surgical physician assistants all versed and experienced in the unique challenges facing caregivers in the maritime environment.

Training Programs Include:

Web-based Medical Training
Save time and learning on your own pace by taking a MedAire training program online. Call for more information.

Management of Onboard Illness and Injury Training
Our signature three-day maritime course teaches assessment and treatment skills for a wide range of medical and trauma situations. This will include American Heart Association certification in CPR and hands-on practice with a number of invasive procedures including wound management, intravenous fluids and medications, intra-muscular injections and more. Management of orthopedic and soft tissue emergencies is covered in detail. In addition, the instructors will review the vessel's medical supplies with the crew and ensure that everyone is familiar with the variety of equipment and medications in the inventory.

Automatic External Defibrillator Training
MedAire is leading both the maritime and aviation industries in championing the cause of implementing automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). MedAire clients are taught how to respond effectively to cardiac arrest victims using AED equipment. To give the vessel crews confidence and realistic scenarios, the hands-on portion of the training occurs in the environment in which the AED may be used.

MCA Approved Courses
MCA 8 hour - Competency in Elementary First Aid
MCA 21 hour - Proficiency in Medical First Aid

STCW Compliant Medical Courses
STCW 8 hour - Competency in Elementary First Aid
STCW 21 hour - Proficiency in Medical First Aid

 



 

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