Managing A First Aid Incident
At any first aid incident, the rescuer will follow a plan of action. This will take place in any setting, either afloat or ashore. The situation and casualty will be assessed, help sought, the casualty treated and any aftermath dealt with. The time it takes, and the methods used, may change according to the circumstances and the severity of the situation, but this process will always be carried out.
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First Aid Afloat is written by Sandra Roberts. Sandra Roberts worked as a senior lecturer at Warsash Maritime and Superyacht Academy, Southampton Solent University, teaching medical and first aid subjects to seafarers. She is a registered nurse with over 40 years’ experience gained in a wide variety of settings including 18 within the maritime and yachting world.