La Gaceta Náutica publishes in its special issue for La Copa del Rey de Vela, our article in which Lara Benito, Pharmacist of Progrés Pharmacy tells us which devices are useful to save a life on board.
The obstruction of respiratory tract by a foreign body, in other words choking, is one of the main causes of accidental deaths. In fact, it is the 3rd cause of unnatural death in Spain, preceding even car accidents.
There are three basic pillars when faced with a health problem at sea: radio-medical consultation, health training for the crew and the condition and equipment of the first-aid kit. This is where we come in.