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INTRODUCTION

- REFRESHER COURSE ON HEALTH EDUCATION -
MEDICAL CARE AND FIRST AID ON BOARD
Sociedad Española de Medicina Marítima (SEMM) - Spanish Society of Maritime Medicine



  • Bienvenidos / Welcome. Seafarer's health is one of the main objectives of the Spanish Society of Maritime Medicine and that implies not only research but also continuing education. That's why in 1998, with some support of European Founds throught the Agriculture, Fishing and Food Ministry, we sponsored a Spanish version of this "Refresher Course on Health Education and First-aid at Sea" via internet. The idea come from one of our members who joint others to extend the text. So this course was born to help seafarers and health staff related to them to support some international recommendations [STCW (1995), 92/29 EC Directive ...] about a refresher course on first-aids and medical care on board at least every 5 years for the responsible person of health matters in the ship. This Spanish version of the course was presented in Valencia (Spain) in 1998 and in London in 1999 in an international meeting. Then the idea of a translation was suggested and we asked for support to the International Maritime Health Associaton and ITF-Seafarer's Trust. We received a grant from them and Dr. Christopher Scott-Tennent prepared the translation of the Spanish text. It was presented in 2000 in two international meetings (Tenerife and Cadiz). We have also consulted different international maritime medicine experts to re-adapt and complete this English version. Any suggestion will be welcome.
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