International Medical Guide for Ships

by World Health Organization

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3rd ed. Intended for use by people with little or no formal medical training, who are responsible for health care on board ships of all kinds. Provides a straightforward approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases and injuries. Includes advice on first aid and specific problems that may arise at sea. Lists recommended medicines for ship’s medicine chest. Required for yachts racing under the Ocean Racing Council.

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention 2006 stipulates that all ships shall carry a medicine chest, medical equipment, and a medical guide. The “International Medical Guide for Ships” supports a main principal of that convention; to ensure that seafarers are given health protection and medical care as comparable as possible to that which is generally available to workers ashore. By carrying this guide on board ships and following its instructions countries can both fulfill their obligations under the terms of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 and ensure the best possible health outcomes for their seafaring population. See also Quantification Addendum: International Medical Guide for Ships.

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