December 7, 2017

Unavoidable Medical Evacuations At Sea

  As 2017 comes to a close, Discovery Health’s team of physicians has responded to nearly 200 medical events at sea.  While 95% of these have been successfully managed at sea, there have been unavoidable medical evacuations and ship diversions, one of which is highlighted in the article […]
November 8, 2017

Importance of Mental Health Support for Mariners

The video by the BBC (link below) highlights the pressures faced by people working at sea and the importance of addressing mental health and suicide prevention. Please take a moment to watch the video and become familiar with the resources linked to the article.  As physicians, we recently […]
October 18, 2017

The Use of Public Defibrillators

The important article below outlines the challenges we face as medical direction providers and responders involved with public access defibrillation programs.  Key take away points: Educate employees about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and help them become familiar with the importance of early access for victims to your AED(s). The […]
August 31, 2017

​Workplace AED program goes beyond buying the life-saving device

Discovery Health assists our Public Access Defibrillation clients fulfill state and local regulatory requirements and to maintain Time Zero Readiness (SM) for Sudden Cardiac Arrest events.  We are available to answer your questions, arrange training, help your source AEDs, batteries and pads at excellent prices and to provide […]
August 14, 2017

Discovery Health: A New Approach To Health Care At Sea

Last month, Discovery Health was featured in an article by IntraFish, which highlighted our comprehensive and proactive approach to maritime medicine. “[Drs. Ann and Ray Jarris] had a thought: How many of these injuries and illnesses could they prevent, instead of treat, ‘by taking care of people at sea,’ […]
August 14, 2017

Fatigue and Use of Medication While Operating Vessels

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released their Safer Seas Digest 2016 with an analysis of “Lessons Learned from Marine Accident Investigations”. Discovery Health would like to highlight two of the NTSB “lessons learned” which involve occupational medicine topics: Fatigue and Use of Medication While Operating […]