BTA Launches Maritime Immediate Emergency Care Checkcards

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The British Tugowners Association (BTA) is pleased to offer to its members and the wider maritime community a series of Maritime Immediate Emergency Care Check Cards for enhanced immediate response and care on board vessels.

Unearthing Myths

The BTA, in developing its recently released Recovery of Persons in Water (PIW) Guide to Good Practice for Small Vessels,, unearthed various myths, misunderstandings and inaccuracies about casualty care, and found first aid treatment knowledge not always sufficient to provide the recovered party the best chance possible.

All too often drills and training extend to retrieving the casualty to the deck and considering the task complete. In a real incident retrieval of the casualty to the deck is only half the job. The emergency services may be a considerable time and distance away, and casualty care beyond basic training necessary.

Algorithmic Flash Card

The algorithmic flash card system provides simplified pre-hospital care. It distills a set of interlinked, simple yet comprehensive check-cards, which remove the memory test from pre-hospital care, and in doing so improve casualty outcomes and build responder confidence. The cards provide an ATMIST Handover System standardized to the His Majesty’s Coast Guard and the UK Emergency Services, seeking to improve communications with emergency services and improve life saving capability.

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