January 18, 2018

Influenza 2018 Alert

Discovery Health has recently received requests for medical advice for potential influenza affecting mariners at sea. Due to the risks associated with influenza, we applaud vessels that have taken the preventative steps of vaccinating their crew and carrying the vaccine onboard. Please click the link below to read […]
December 7, 2017

Unavoidable Medical Evacuations At Sea

  As 2017 comes to a close, Discovery Health’s team of physicians has responded to nearly 200 medical events at sea.  While 95% of these have been successfully managed at sea, there have been unavoidable medical evacuations and ship diversions, one of which is highlighted in the article […]
November 8, 2017

Importance of Mental Health Support for Mariners

The video by the BBC (link below) highlights the pressures faced by people working at sea and the importance of addressing mental health and suicide prevention. Please take a moment to watch the video and become familiar with the resources linked to the article.  As physicians, we recently […]
October 18, 2017

The Use of Public Defibrillators

The important article below outlines the challenges we face as medical direction providers and responders involved with public access defibrillation programs.  Key take away points: Educate employees about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and help them become familiar with the importance of early access for victims to your AED(s). The […]