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Recommended Medications to be Carried Onboard by Tony Pozun

Once again we are indebted to Tony Pozun for sharing his years of experience as registered nurse, emergency medical technician and sailor with this list of basic medications to have onboard.

Medications carried aboard
Anthony Pozun, B.S., R.N.
AHA CERTIFIED INST.
NYS REGISTERED NURSE
NYS CERTIFIED MASTER INSTRUCTOR
FORMER/EMT/DSGT N.C.P.D. / INSTRUCTOR
FORMER VOLUNTEER FD

Meds dictated by those aboard, conditions, length of journey, size of the boat and other factors.

LIST NOT FOR ALL: ONE SHOULD CONTACT HIS / HER DOCTOR FOR COMPLETE RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS. Read More

Lacerations
Iodine, Beta dyne
Alcohol preps
4 x 4 in gauze
Steristrips (stitching)
Assorted band aids
2in and 4in cotton rolls
½ in bandage tape
Triple Antibiotic
One pair scissors
Tweezers, Forceps

Sea Sickness
Meclizine, Transderm Scop patch Bonine, Dramamine
Wrist bands
Ginger tablets, coke

Allergic Reactions
Epi Pen
Oral Benadryl 25mg
Claritin tabs
Prednisone 20 mg tabs

Infection
Neosporin ointment

Asthma attack
albuteral inhaler

Cough
Delsuym or OTC
Menthol cough drops

Anti inflammatory
Advil/Motrin ibuprofen
Aleve

Pain
Tylenol extra /ADVIL

Nasal congestion
Afrin spray
Sudafed tabs

Minor burns, abrasions
Bactine, Lanaicaine spray

Stings, bites
HydrocortisoneCalamine
Ambesol

Gastric/Diarrhea
Pepsid, Mylanta,
Imodium

Fractures/contusions
Triangular bandage
Various splints
bandage
Assorted ace bandage

Cardiac chest pain
Aspirin 325 megs

Cardiac patient /potential
Ambu bag
air mask
Defibrillator
Review

Medications needed is determined by length and type of voyage and size of boat passengers type etc

Always debrief your crew/ passengers as to what medications they are on and location of same

Know what to do to give Meds and outcomes before hand ..

Plan ahead have a plan

Anthony Pozun

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