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Myth Busting: Treating Burns

Myth Busting: Treating Burns

Over the past year, I’ve been writing a regular column for SisterShip Magazine. It’s a fun format where I take a medical myth and bust it wide open, replacing misinformation with the real thing. My goal, as always, is to educate boaters on handling medical emergencies on the water in a quirky and entertaining way. Please join me for the fourth installment where we talk about burns. When I was working in the ER, I was always joshing that I wanted to have a bright red “hot phone” installed in the department for anyone thinking of doing something that they…

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Myth Busting: How to Treat a Nosebleed

Myth Busting: How to Treat a Nosebleed

May 2, 2020

Over the past year, I’ve been writing a regular column for SisterShip Magazine. It’s a fun format where I take a medical myth and bust it wide open, replacing misinformation with…

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Myth Busting: Treating Seizures

Myth Busting: Treating Seizures

March 2, 2020

Over the past year, I’ve been writing a regular column for SisterShip Magazine. It’s a fun format where I take a medical myth and bust it wide open, replacing misinformation…

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myth busting: treating jellyfish stings

Myth Busting: Treating Jellyfish Stings

January 2, 2020

Over the past year, I’ve been writing a regular column for SisterShip Magazine. It’s a fun format where I take a medical myth and bust it wide open, replacing misinformation…

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Simple Wound Care on the Water

Simple Wound Care on the Water

 We’ve talked about wound care in a previous post, and I’m a big fan of repetition, especially for subjects that can seem daunting. Here is a video we did for Harken Blockheads to review some of the concepts. The more we talk about things like this, the more likely they are to become muscle memory when you need them. The things I want you to take with you are:…

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musculoskeletal injuries

Dem Bones – Musculoskeletal Injuries & How to Treat Them

What’s a musculoskeletal injury? These are injuries to our muscles and bones. They have names like sprains, strains, and fractures and happen from things like slips, trips, falls, and whacks. This video (at the bottom) and blog post go through what musculoskeletal injuries are, how to treat them, basic information on splinting, and where to go for hands on training. On the water, we can think of musculoskeletal injuries as…

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Getting and Staying Hydrated on Race Day

Getting and Staying Hydrated on Race Day

What we drink on race day will impact our performance as much as what we eat! Sailing is a strenuous physical activity. Though this video (at the bottom, be patient) is aimed at youth sailors on race day, it’s for every sailor, every day; high school and collegiate sailing teams, weekend regatta sailors, beer can racers, kids in sailing lessons, and those day sailing with the family. Why Water is…

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Coast Guard

What the Coast Guard Wants Us to Know

In preparing seminars, medical safety audits and team trainings, I have contacted various United States Coast Guard facilities with the questions I’ve had. At the end of each conversation I’ve always asked this: What would you like boaters to know to make your job easier? Here is what they shared: Wear Your Life Jacket It seems so simple, yet how many of us are actually doing this regularly? If you…

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