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Which Medical Sea Pak Is Right For You?


How Long To Reach Professional Medical Help?
How Many People On Board?
How Long Is The Voyage?
US Sailing / ORC Racing Category
We Recommend These Paks:
3 - 4 Hours
6 or Less
Weekend
Cat. 4
4 - 24 Hours
8 or Less
1 week or less
Cat. 3
24 - 48 Hours
10 or Less
Several Weeks
Cat. 2 or 1
Weeks
12 or Less
Passagemaking
Cat. 0


U.S. Coast Guard Summary Information on First Aid Kits

1. The US Coast Guard does not test, approve, require carriage of or in any way recommend specific standards or brands of first aid kits in the recreational boating market.

2. The US Coast Guard requirements for commercial vessels:

· Small Commercial Passenger (those which carry more than 6 paying passengers)

REQUIREMENT: Sec.121.710: "A vessel must carry a first aid kit approved in accordance with Sec.160.041 in subchapter Q, or any other standard specified by the Commandment, or a kit with equivalent contents and instructions. For equivalent kits, the contents must be stowed in a suitable container and that is marked, [First Aid Kit]. A first aid kit shall be easily visible and readily available to the crew."

The Medical Sea Pak DAY PAK Soft Pak or Hard Pak meets these regulations as an equivalent kit.

· Life Boats:

REQUIREMENT: CFR Subchapter Q 160.041: The list is essentially the same as for small commercial passenger vessels above.

The Medical Sea Pak DAY PAK Soft Pak or Hard Pak meets these regulations as an equivalent kit.

· Life Rafts:

REQUIREMENT: Sec. 160.054, 1-21: The list is identical for lifeboat requirements above.

The Medical Sea Pak DAY PAK Soft Pak or Hard Pak meets these regulations as an equivalent kit.

· Commercial Vessels:

REQUIREMENT: Sec.121.710 First Aid Kits: The list is essentially the same as for lifeboat requirements above.

The Medical Sea Pak DAY PAK Soft Pak or Hard Pak meets these regulations as an equivalent kit. We recommend our Excursion Pak Hard Case or Excursion Pak Soft Case if distance from medical help is more than 24 hours away and the COASTAL CRUISING PAK if medical help is more than 48 hours away.

· Large Commercial Fishing Vessels:

Requirement: 46 CFR 28.210, which reads: "Each vessel must have on board a complete first aid manual and medicine chest [kit] of a size suitable for the number of individuals on board in a readily accessible location."

Medical Sea Paks such as the DAY PAK Soft Pak or Hard Pak, Excursion Pak Hard Case or Excursion Pak Soft Case, COASTAL CRUISING PAK, and the TRANS-OCEAN PAK meets these regulations, based on the three "HOWS"- 1. How many? 2. How far away from professional care? 3. How long the trip?

· Large Non-Fishing Vessels:

REQUIREMENTS: Governed by the United States Public Health Service [USPHS]. The document is known as Ships Medicine Chest.

The Medical Sea Pak TRANS-OCEAN PAK is ideal in meeting these extensive requirements since the modular design allows captains and medical officers to adapt and customize as necessary.

· Mobile Offshore Drilling Rigs:

MOBILE OFFSHORE DRILLING UNITS [MODU] REQUIREMENT: 46 CFR subchapter 1-A require the same kit as noted under lifeboats above.

USCG Directorate compliance with the Mine Safety and Health Administration, which requires stretcher and backboards and a list of backup bandages and compresses.

29 CFR 108.707, which reads: " Each unit must have a first aid kit approved by OSHA of a size suitable for the number of persons allowed on board and that it is stowed in a location that is accessible to all persons on board."

First Aid Pak, Inc. Recommends that these requirements are best met by selecting a Medical Sea Pak that answers the three "HOWS" and to add an emergency backboard for evacuation purposes.

· Fixed Offshore Platforms:

These are divided into "inner" and "outer" continental shelf areas. The "inner" is under jurisdiction of OSHA, but no standards have been set. The "outer" shelf regulations are under jurisdiction US coast Guard and OSHA and require first aid workplace training under 29CFR 1910.151. First aid supplies are recommended by a consulting physician and shall be readily available.

First Aid Pak, Inc. Recommends selection of a PAK based upon the three "HOWS", and supplemented with medications as recommended by the consulting physician.