Review: The Onboard Medical Guide – First Aid and Emergency Medicine Afloat

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Paul G. Gill

4.0 out of 5 stars The Best in Its Time, Superceded by Marine Medicine, March 29, 2015

Dated but exceptional.

I have been so unhappy with with the “standard” references such as Advanced First Aid Afloat THAT that I created my own informal study guide for offshore use, one page per item, description/diagnotics, treatment, and photo.

Recently a new book has come on the market that I recommend without reservation, Marine Medicine (Adventure Medical Kits). This new book has the advantage of combining the expertise of one of America’s top sailor doctors, and one of America’s top wilderness doctors.

I continue to value this book, and have it integrated into my own informal guide, but if you want to buy one book to carry on your boat, that book is Marine Medicine (Adventure Medical Kits).

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Mar 29

Review: Marine Medicine

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Eric Weiss and Michale Jacobs

5.0 out of 5 stars THE Best First Air Primer, Period, March 29, 2015

I’ve been an offshore sailor since 1988, when I first joined the US Naval Academy Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS), and in all that time I have been very frustrated by a wide range of largely mediocre medical references, to the point that I created my own First Aid Afloat reference (one page per issue, description/diagnosis, treatment, photo).

This is not only the first maritime medicine reference that meets my standards, but it combines the extraordinary experience and wisdom of one of our foremost maritime medical experts, with one of our foremost wilderness medical experts. In short, this is THE gold standard.

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Mar 29

Review: Teaching Fundamentals for Sailing Instruction

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US Sailing

5 Stars Perhaps the best teaching/coaching “best practices” overview I have ever read

This volume complements – with some overlap but certainly worth reading on its own merits – the US Naval Offshore Sail Training Squadron Experiential Leadership Guide, which cites this books as recommended additional reading.

Worthy of immediate and continuous note is the opening emphasis on the legal responsibility of a sailing instructor – a duty of care with attendant legal obligations and a vulnerability to being sued if all four of the following can be proven:

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Feb 9

Review: Total Loss – A Collection of First-Hand Accounts of Yacht Losses at Sea

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Jack Coote Revised by Paul Gelder

5 Stars Wake Up Call for Anyone Responsible for a Small Vessel and Its Souls

This is a hugely important book that should be in any personal or organizational (e.g. sail training program) library. It is organized into the following parts: weather (and waves), faulty navigation (poor thinking), failure of gear or rigging, failure of ground tackle or mooring lines, collision (think submerged free floating shipping container), fire or explosion, and towing mishaps.

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Jan 17