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Nurse Required
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 4:27 AM
Joined: 22/10/2010
Posts: 12

HI Dr Ken, I am planning a 1 yr voyage with a few port stops as necessary. I have a 120 ft specialized yacht. No smoking is permitted, very minimal drinking will be allowed yet of course we will do our share of fishing, jet skis, and scuba. Should I spend the expense/quarters needed to have a nurse on board? I much prefer not to have to have this older unattached woman on board yet as we all know accidents do happen and if someone needs to be stitched from a cut and we are far from port which is likely , it reroutes the whole trip. What is your suggestion and what kind of experience to I need from a nurse and what kind of salary would she command? Thank you.
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 10:42 AM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1061

I routinely stitch wounds, give injections, relocate the odd dislocation, clean up coral wounds on pummeled surfers... There are various training courses crew can go through and medical kits that include phone/radio services to doctors. The reality is, that you should not be seeing any major traumas. If you are, you have bigger problems with your program.

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