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“SAR-First-Responder Sea” - backgrounds to a medical education concept in German SAR service

Claas Buschmann, Normen Niebuhr, Thomas Schulz, Udo Helge Fox
International Maritime Health 2009;60(1-2):43-47.

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Vol 60, No 1-2 (2009)
MARITIME MEDICINE Review articles
Published online: 2009-12-17
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

We present backgrounds to a medical education concept for the full-time rescue men on the vessels of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS, English: GSRS). In contrast to land-bound emergency services, the daily work spectrum of the GSRS rescue men is mainly characterised by technical assistance for sea-going ships, and searching procedures but not medical emergencies. Nevertheless, severe medical exigencies might occur aboard sea-going ships, with immediate need of professional medical treatment. Thus, a professional medical training course adapted to the needs and costs of maritime search and rescue procedures at German Coasts was set up and has now been unveiled.

Abstract

We present backgrounds to a medical education concept for the full-time rescue men on the vessels of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS, English: GSRS). In contrast to land-bound emergency services, the daily work spectrum of the GSRS rescue men is mainly characterised by technical assistance for sea-going ships, and searching procedures but not medical emergencies. Nevertheless, severe medical exigencies might occur aboard sea-going ships, with immediate need of professional medical treatment. Thus, a professional medical training course adapted to the needs and costs of maritime search and rescue procedures at German Coasts was set up and has now been unveiled.
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Keywords

education; Search And Rescue; emergency ambulance systems; paramedics; prehospital care

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Title

“SAR-First-Responder Sea” - backgrounds to a medical education concept in German SAR service

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 60, No 1-2 (2009)

Pages

43-47

Published online

2009-12-17

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2009;60(1-2):43-47.

Keywords

education
Search And Rescue
emergency ambulance systems
paramedics
prehospital care

Authors

Claas Buschmann
Normen Niebuhr
Thomas Schulz
Udo Helge Fox

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