Cruising Medical School

  Friday, June 8, 2012 / Stephanie / Preparations safety  

Today we completed day two of a three day Offshore Emergency Medicine course in Portland, ME. Thus far we've learned to not get injured while offshore...and more importantly if there is an injury or illness how to assess and treat appropriately to ensure safety of crew and boat. A cruiser's definition of an emergency certainly is different then a landlubber's definition. We are also creating a list of supplies for our emergency kit, and practicing with a few new tools. We're getting great tips from fellow cruisers in our class. Hopefully we will be able to connect with them in ME this summer. We're indulging in the foods of Portland, trying local brews and new flavors including Eritrean cuisine. A true learning experience!