Since its first publication in , than , blue water sailors have looked to this book when injury or illness struck at sea Virtually every accident or ailment that might occur when professional medical care is unavailable is squarely faced and dealt with, using laymans language and step by step instructions that calmly take the reader from diagnosis through treatment to follow up care The fifth edition brings this standard work up to date with current medical practice While maintaining its ease of use for quick, easy reference in case of a medical emergency at sea, diagrams inside the front and back covers point the reader to the appropriate section of the book Each section starts with a short account of a possible accident or sickness that might occur on a voyage, and then lists the steps to be taken by the caregiver Photographs and diagrams accompany many of the procedures Separate chapters are devoted to preparing a crew and the boat s medical chest for long cruises, including lists of drugs for which prescriptions are needed A number of chapters deal with the unique needs of children

14 thoughts on “Advanced First Aid Afloat

  1. Customer Customer says:

    Very informative,good resource and explanation

  2. G. Haring G. Haring says:

    Glad Doziers recommended it I was lost trying to find a decent book for initial provisioning of our boat First couple I bought over internet turned out to be a complete waste of money tidbit in last year s edition Not perfect, but Much Better than all the others I ve seen.

  3. Customer Customer says:

    Comprehensive Starts with a body drawing with problem locations that direct to the appropriate page.

  4. Lisa G. Lisa G. says:

    Perfect for cruisers or offshore sailors Information that is concise and easy to understand Granted, I never want to have to use it, but nice to have a book that covers medical situations that could happen on board beyond that requiring your basic 1st aid.

  5. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:



    Much is written in a narrative form Includes stories appropriate for a novel Not suitable for quick reference in an emergency.

  7. Richard Richard says:

    I m a general internist.I checked out the first edition of this book when I planned to market a first aid kit for blue water sailors I am giving a copy of this later edition to a friend who will be isolated in the third world for months Along with a Merck Manual to supply missing details and a well stocked medicine chest, this is the non medical person s next best thing to having a physician along

  8. Greg Hadaller Greg Hadaller says:

    We have three or four first aid books on our cruising boat and usually look at them all On any given topic one seems to have to say than the others Still, this is a good one and I would buy it again.

  9. C. J. Mcginnis C. J. Mcginnis says:

    Working on the water, you need a guide that will tell you what it is and what to do This does it Would be nice if color pictures and spiral bound Needs to be updated, but good starting point for all cruising mariners

  10. Pierre Roy Pierre Roy says:


  11. david david says:

    Pragmatic common sense summary of emergency responses to situations in the marine environment Very helpful.

  12. john turner john turner says:

    Excellent book It might actually contain what I need to know if an accident happens while single handing compliments Merck manual home edition.

  13. K. Lorenz K. Lorenz says:

    Good hands on emergency medical text which could save a life Details handling much serious crises than typical first aid books Have your physician check it out, however, and recommend appropriate updated meds The author s list is out of date and in some cases is no longer appropriate.

  14. Carl Johnson Carl Johnson says:

    I was very pleasantly surprised with how nice the book is, how quickly I recieved it and how cheap it was Thanks for the great service