Medical

Medical Kits

Managing Medical Incidents on board

  • Senior First Aid certification is required for both crew members.  (If your qualification has lapsed, contact the ORCV office re courses available )

Competitor health and well being

  • Crew Confidential Medical Questionnaire

All competitors are required to complete this information prior to departure) Information is held by the Race Medical Officer (RMO) and will be shared with rostered duty Medical Officers in the event of an incident /illness. In the case of medical evacuation, the information will also be shared with the evacuation team.

  • Travel Warnings

Up to date information re travel health risks will be issued as they are released with a final update prior to departure

Further Information

  • Webinar #5 Wednesday 27/9/2017 – Looking after Yourself (Dr Rosie Colahan and psychologist Mr Darren Eger)
  • Webinar #6 Wednesday 22/11/2017 – Nutrition & Provisioning.
  • Seminar Wednesday 28/2/2018 – First Aid Offshore and Review of Emotional Wellbeing.

A practical hands on session to get to know the contents of your Medical Kit and how to use them. This session will cover management of simple dislocations and fractures, wound management including suturing and stapling. Please note that this session is supplementary to and does not replace the need for Senior First Aid certification.

Emotional well being for the race ahead will be reviewed by psychologist Darren Eger with regards to planning for the ‘wobbly’ moments, managing the unexpected and controlling focus.

Contacts

Medical – Dr Rosie Colahan   medical@melbourneosaka.com           0409 865 283

Psychology – Mr Darren Eger    darren@darreneger.com                  0423 100 031