Originally Posted by pwilliams
I will continue to look for an offshore/wilderness course and maybe they'll have an "in" to getting these meds into my medical kit.
Offshore worst things happen when you get a brute physical injury. So the standard skills of being able to take care of broken limbs, open wounds and smelly ulcers are desired.
Then perhaps per each wilderness (not much of it left anyway) region you want to visit it is good to know the local risks (salties in Oz, amoebas in NZ, Bluebottles everywhere, etc.), ways to avoid them and actions to be taken, should you fail to avoid them completely.
We had this book onboard:
Advanced First Aid Afloat, 3rd erition, by Peter F. Eastman, M.D.
and I read it before our escapade and then read some chapters again as we went. I think it is a good book to have a look at and maybe keep onboard. It covers most anything one is likely at all to run into. Proper sea funeral was covered in the newer editions (so they say).