Ep 19: Emergency and Medical Preparedness and Response at Sea

A vibrant and informative discussion with two professionals in the medical and marine emergency response world: Brian Notheis, a USCG helicopter rescue swimmer and Deborah Hayes, a professional mariner, wilderness medical instructor and EMT. You don’t want to miss this one.

What a cool episode this is. We cover a lot of topics and get into some real life saving details that you can take to your own boat and utilize.
Deb’s goal is to prevent problems at sea. Brian’s job is to bail you out when there are no other options. Each guest brings a different perspective on emergencies, how to prevent them, and how to respond.

Some of what we talk about:
Station Bills
Effective Drills
Dehydration & Seasickness
Helicoptor Rescue in the Skiing Mountains
Rescuing Diabetic Fisherman
Assessing Patients
Personal Locator Beacons AIS vs GPS
What to put in the Ditch Bag
Tall Ship Concordia
Life Raft Life Failures
Tall ship Bounty and Yacht Rebel Heart
Wearing PFD’s
Reading USCG & NTSB Reports
Pan Pan VHF Calls
Rescuing a Fishing Vessel and Dewatering Pumps
Medical Mysteries
Cold Water Acclimation
Rescuing a Sailor in the Bahamas
Paradoxical Undressing

This episode of The Morning Muster Podcast is sponsored by:
Our friends Katie & Lyall at Sun Powered Yachts  who helped us expand our solar array. They’re a SunPower authorized dealer and offer both flexible  panels and fixed frame panels ranging from 50w to 410W. They’re super high efficiency solar panels, which means more power in less space. Katie & Lyall are both sailors & have lived off grid for over 8 years. They provide free consultation to help you size and build a DIY system. Check out their website for more info www.sunpoweredyachts.com and use the promocode MORSEALPHA to get 10% off their flexible panels.

Music By:
Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on  Soul of the January Hills through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, an album of northern roots American music from the imaginary village of Pumpkintown.