Congrats on the new beginning!
We took the Offshore Emergency Medical
Course from Jeff Issac. So worth it! What a fantastic teacher and informative course. He teaches two courses on the east course, one in Maine
, one in Florida
. We got enough people together to have Jeff visit Portland Oregon
The link is posting
correctly: so look up Wildmed dot com on the web.
Here is our list of medications that we have onboard. The prescriptions are kept in the safe. We also keep all the accompanying prescription paperwork in a binder to prove they are legal
drugs. (Jeff goes over all this in class.)
Please excuse the formatting...copied it from an Excel spreadsheet to Word, to here.
MERCK MEDICAL MANUAL – for help in diagnosis before calling Physician on SSB
ship to shore.
BEE STINGS / INSECT BITES / SPIDER BITES
Rx Adrenaline (Epinephrine) 1:1000 Solution Vials / Syringe
Rx Prednisone 5 mg tablets
Rx Clobetasol .05% ointment Hydrocortisone severe skin conditions
Rx Amoxicillin 250 mg tablets UTI, ear, sinusitis, respiratory infections.
Rx Azithromycin 500 mg tablets Diarrhea, bronchitis, pneumonia, skin infections
Rx Ciprofloxacin 500 mg Tablets UTI, ear infections, marine
pathogens (N/A for staph or strep.)
Rx Ciprofloxacin .3% Opthamalic drops for eye infection
Rx Fluconazole (antifungal) Tablet Vaginal yeast infection
Rx Metronidazole .75% Vaginal Gel Bacterial Vaginosis
Rx Metronidazole (Flagyl) *severe side effects 500 mg tablets Giardia, Amebiasis
Rx Mupirosin (Bactroban) Ointment Skin infections. Treats most strains of MRSA.
Rx Neomycin/polymycin/ hydrocortisone) Otic Solution Drops Inner ear infection. (swimmer's ear)
Rx Silver Sulfadiazine Cream Burns, skin infection
Rx Trimethoprim/suphamethoxizole (Septra) DS Tablets MRSA skin infections, UTI, sinusitis
Rx IV Fluid - Sterile .9% saline, 5% dextrose/.09% saline Fluid bag
Rx Aqua C Hydration System - hypodermoclysis Norfolk Medical
Rx Oxygen Tanks
– 2 for scuba
Rx Oxycodone (Percocet) Pain relief
Rx Hydrocodone Pain relief
Rx Lidocain 1% Injection IM Local Anesthetic
Rx Lidocain 2% Viscous Local Anesthetic
Rx Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg tablet Pain relief
Rx Morphine tablets Pain relief
Rx Ondansetron HCL tablets Nausea
Rx Lorazepam 1 mg Anxiety
OTC Activated Charcoal Tablets/capsules Food
poisoning, diarrhea, Ciguatera poisoning
OTC Afrin Nasal decongestant Congestion, equalizing problems, stops nose bleeds
OTC Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 25 mg capsules
OTC Betadine liquid Antiseptic for skin/wound cleaning
OTC Deet Insect Repellant spray, cream prevents insect bites
OTC Dramamine Tablets/capsules Sea sickness
OTC Lamisil Cream/Ointment Athlete's Foot
OTC Neosporin/Bacitracin Ointment Mild skin infections
OTC Nix Shampoo Lice
OTC Mineral Oil
OTC Omeprazole Tablets Heartburn
OTC Sunscreen Lotion/Spray Prevents sunburn
OTC Syrup of Ipecac Liquid Induce Vomiting
In our medical kit, we have the usual bandages, Sam's splint, stuff to make a cast, surgical instruments (for wound cleaning), stethoscope, otoscope, blood pressure cuff, (to report vital signs to onshore doc if needed). Jeff provides a list in class. We shopped for most of it on Amazon. The local hospital provided the IV fluid bags and syringes, which were really inexpensive.
All in all, we have about $1,500 invested in prescriptions (covered by insurance) and medical supplies. Not including the DAN (divers alert network) oxygen tanks
. Those were another $800, but we are active scuba
Highly recommend taking the Offshore Emergency
Medical course. All this stuff is useless unless you know how to properly use it. And, the medications could be downright dangerous or deadly if used improperly.