AMSA MEDICAL CARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS
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The official guidelines issued by the AMSA, standing for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Though the provisions of the present paper shall apply to the Australian vessels, the information contained in the document will be useful as a reference to any other ship. The standards related to the medical care of the seafarers are established by the MLC.
The publication starts with the general information followed by the medical carriage requirements including medicines and medical equipment. There is a separate chapter in this volume devoted to the ships engaged in transportation of the dangerous cargoes. The next chapter is dealing with the administration and storage of the medicals on board including their packaging and labeling, design and location of the shipboard medicine chest, inventory and medical log plus e-records.
You will also find all requirements applicable to the certification and inspection of the medicine chests and know the basic foreign drug regulations. The training and responsibilities have also been paid attention. Two annexes to the main content provide list of medicines and medical equipment. A must have publication on board any Australian ship and a recommended reference for all others.
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