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First Aid And Safety At Sea

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:37 AM

If you are a serious cruiser doing long haul passages, have you ever considered doing a CPR and AED course
CPR - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation[/size]
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AED - A[/size]utomated External Defibrillator[/size]
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Knowing these techniques could help save a life at sea.
The fact is over 50% of deaths occur from Sudden Cardiac arrest (SCA), then drowning, so you are exposed to both the most serious of death causes at sea, this is a hard fact that you need to consider for your own safety and for your crews.
In the case of SCA, administering CPR alone increases the chances of survival by only 6%, it is not like you see in the movies where people give a few pumps on the chests and a couple of breaths and the person coughs back to life. Providing CPR can be a hard task on land, let alone at sea, normally a person is capable of only 3-5 minutes of providing CPR before they reach the point of exhaustion and possibly become a victim themselves.
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CPR combined with an AED can significantly increase the chance of surviving, an AED needs to be used within the first 20 minutes of the arrest to have the greatest chance of recovery, on a cruise, no airborne EMS could reach you in such a short time, so it is highly recommended that yacht owners purchase an AED to have in case of emergency situations.
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