International Medical Guide for Ships
This third edition shows designated first-aid providers how to diagnose, treat and prevent the health problems of seafarers on board ship. It also contains fully updated recommendations aimed to promote and protect the health of seafarers, and is consistent with the latest revisions of both the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines and the International Health Regulations (2005). By carrying this guide on board ships, and following its instructions, countries can both fulfill their obligations under the terms of The Maritime Labour Convention 2006, and ensure the best possible health outcomes for their seafaring population. Since its first publication in 1967 this book has been a standard reference for medical care on board ships.