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How Royal Caribbean provides medical care at sea

15 Sep 2015

Royal Caribbean cruise ships provide an advanced level of health care options that you might not be aware of.

Royal Caribbean provided a look at the medical facilities onboard, that can handle minor issues like sunburn or sea sickness, but also heart attacks, severe hemorrhages, heart attacks and respiratory failure.

They vary in size and layout, but all the medical facilities on Royal Caribbean ships meet or exceed the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.

All Royal Caribbean ships carry defibrillators and electrocardiogram machines, as well as digital X-ray equipment.

New ventilators have been installed to handle a range of respiratory treatments, and complete formularies are stocked in the shipboard pharmacies.

Telemedicine enables doctors on board to consult with specialists on shore, as needed, over the Internet.