• 29-SEP-2014

  • SOURCE: Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race VNR - Last medical training for the Volvo Ocean Race onboard sailors

ALICANTE, Spain - Last medical training for all the onboard medic-sailors competing in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race.

More than a basic first aid refresher course, the mandatory medical training each Volvo Ocean Race team had to carry out in the last few months and days are key to survival while at sea.

The training covers basic emergencies and safety procedures, as well as professional medical acts such as competently managing an air-way, applying simple strapping and plaster casts, undertaking skin suturing, inserting intravenous tubes and giving intravenous fluids, giving both intra-muscular and intravenous injections, applying a temporary dental filling…

During each leg, the teams can communication with the Volvo Ocean Race's doctor, Pablo Diaz Munio.

Each team is required to have at least two of their members trained.