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Medical Emergency Response

BWSC Medical Seminar

Saturday March 7

Massachusetts General Hospital


Time is running out to sign up for BOTH PARTS of the Medical Seminar on Saturday March 7. Last date to sign up is Wednesday March 4. Due to space limitations and security considerations, directions to the seminar location at Mass General Hospital will only be sent to those who have signed up in advance.
What are the steps to make and apply a tourniquet?
What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack - what do you do in each case?
How do you use an Epi-pen and when do you need one?
If you don’t know the answer to all these questions and many more that will be answered, you are not prepared for a medical emergency on the water. Many of you have already signed up for Part I (great!) but fewer have signed up for PART II which is unfortunate. Only Part II will address questions like those above. Part II takes a four well-spent hours of on-line study BEFORE the seminar but is the most efficient and least expensive way to obtain this life saving certified training. This course is unlikely to be offered through BWSC again for at least two years and never again at this discounted price.
Part I.  Sign up on the club website. Attendance limited to 50 people. ($10)
Part II. Register at (401) 273-6900 using course number 1002-200124-29719 ($90)
Address questions to Eric Pierce:

Part I. 0830-1200 - Offshore Medical Emergency Preparedness (attendance limited to 50 people) – Four Harvard physicians (all sailors) will discuss topics including “When is it time to call the Coast Guard for medical evacuation?”, “Controlling bleeding and wound care”, “Seasickness/dehydration/hypothermia”, “What’s missing from your medical kit?” and “Urological Emergencies”. We will also have a simulated medical emergency in which attendees will participate. At the end there will be a panel discussion to answer submitted questions. Register on the BWSC web site. (Cost $10)

Part II. 1300-1500 - First Aid/AED/CPR Skills (attendance limited to 60 people) – This is an American Heart Association course which fulfills USCG Captain’s license requirements and something that every sailor should take every two years. The course is being offered at a discount to us by the same outfit used by the CCA safety-at-sea programs. You can register at (401) 273-6900 using course number 1002-200124-29719. After you have registered you will be emailed a key to give you access to the on-line course which you must complete BEFORE coming (print and bring completion certificate)  to the skills portion of the course on March 7. It is estimated that the on-line portion takes about 4 hours and the skills portion takes about two hours. You will be emailed an official AHA certificate after completing the course.  (Cost $90)

Directions and further details will be provided via email to registrants closer to the seminar date.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity because as Louis Pasteur said “Chance favors the prepared mind” - Register Today!

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Mass General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA  
Eric T Pierce
Off Water Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only