The Medical Department is
responsible for maintaining the health of the crew, the treatment of sick and
injured ship’s personnel, disease prevention and the promotion of good health
ship-wide. The ship’s Medical Officer advises the CO on ship’s hygiene and
sanitation conditions. One of the extended responsibilities of the department
is training the crew in first and self-aid, heat stress, sanitation and
sexually transmitted diseases as well as pregnancy awareness. Crewmembers can
receive their basic CPR and CPR instructor qualifications through Medical.