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Old 28-02-2011, 13:13   #16
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Re: Medication while cruising.

I just started a new thread about the defibrillator. I thought about putting it here but then I thought maybe that would be a hijack. I agree with you Irish...
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Re: Medication while cruising.

"But at anchor, 5 blasts is going to get most people out asking, "what was that?". "

You must know a different class of sailors. The ones I have met have a higher tolerance for background noise. "What was that?" "Dunno, nothing here." and they go away back to whatever they were doing before the interruption. Yeah, there's danger all around, but it isn't incoming at you, and you don't see it or hear it, you ignore it. You don't go chasing around looking for it.

"Help! Help! Medic!" would work a whole lot better. Horn signals? That's for ships underway,doesn't mean squat on the docks to anyone I've ever met. Just gets tuned out in the background noise.
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"But at anchor, 5 blasts is going to get most people out asking, "what was that?".
for cruisers, Id suggest , either a continous series of short blasts, ie a frenetic series or a continous sounding. 5 blasts on their own would not be treated with any urgency.


PS: what gives theres suddenly 3 threads on AED's all by the same person.!!
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This is a bit of a drift. However, I would highly suggest that you consider having an AED (http://www.americanheart.org/present...tifier=3011859) on board if you are cruising. Especially for those who are older or at higher risk for heart attack (coronary artery disease, hypertension, PAD, family history, high lipids, etc.). This device can truly be a life saver for a person whose heart stops or who is in some other life threatening cardiac arrythmia. Being trained in CPR, Heimlich, and rescue breathing is essential too. However, a person (or even two people) can only continue CPR for so long. What's more is that if there only two of you aboard ..... someone has to call for help and sail the vessel. Finally, there are dangerous cardiac rhythms that can only be converted by defibrillation, not through CPR. BUT ..... PLEASE LEARN CPR. Thanks for letting me share.
And being a solo sailor I'm dead anyway...
so I'll take Atolls advice and buy a 'Wabbit'.... In case I'm dead lucky...
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You would be pushing it to find a yacht skipper who would connect 5 blasts with matters medical.
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A Yacht skipper should,

whereas a yacht driver will not.
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Well good luck with that one.
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