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Procedure for Evacuation of Critical Injured Personnel

  1. Make the area around the injured person safe to prevent further injuries.
  2. Ensure that the respiratory passage is open.
  3. If unconscious, with loss of respiration, loss of heartbeat, give first aid, such as artificial respiration and heart compression. (CPR)
  4. Stop serious bleedings. (Apply Pressure Bandages )
  5. Keep the injured warm. (TPA or Warm Blanket)
  6. Do not move him unless he is in a position of danger.
  7. The following parties must be notified immediately:                           i. Head office (D.P.A) - who will contact P & I club.                          ii. Maritime rescue coordination centre (MRCC) - who will contact shipping and other sources of assistance in the vicinity.   iii. AMVER (Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System) - who will provide assistance and information regarding vessels in the vicinity with qualified medical personnel on board.                                                                                                                    iv. MEDICO - Doctor's advice by radio can be obtained.
  8. Information to be provided to any source of medical assistance:
i. Name, age and sex of patient
ii. Vital signs - breathing frequency, temperature, pulse and blood pressure
iii. Description of the injury or symptoms of the illness
iv. Medical history of the patient, if considered relevant
v. Description of any treatment given on board
vi. Whether the patient can walk
vii. Position, course, and speed of the ship
viii. ETA next port / nearest harbor (port of refuge)
ix. Weather conditions in the area (wind direction/force, visibility, wave height)


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