Cruise First Aid
The crew aboard Prow's Edge has summarised some of the advice from previous cruise visitors aboard Prow's Edge about cruise first aid and how to fend for yourself.
Tips and Advice About First Aid on a Cruise
Just as little accidents happen frequently at home, so they do on a cruise ship, you don’t always want to be rushing off to the ship’s doctor, even if your daughter is single and you think he would make a perfect match.
The services of ship are also not the cheapest medical care you will find.
The cruise advice of our ship doctor here aboard Prow’s Edge is to include in your own first aid kit some of the basics that you might want to think of taking on your cruise with you.
The most important items of course are your regular prescription medicines. It is good advice to pack more than you will need, just in case the ship is delayed, or your flight home is cancelled and you have to stay away an extra couple of days. Some travellers take a refill prescription on their cruises too. It pays to be prepared.
Remember also to pack your regular collection of vitamins and minerals and other health supplements.
Some tips from a passenger who shared her way of remembering two of the most important items to include in her first-aid kit was to make sure you have something to “make you go” if you become constipated, and something to “make you stop” should diarrhoea strike. It is a good idea to add an anti-nausea medication to the duo.
Cruise advice on other particular items to include:
• general pain killers
• antibacterial cream
• waterproof bandages
• ice bag
• a waterless antibacterial hand sanitizer