A Guide to the Medical Resources of Ports Served by Cruise Line Vessels


Prepared and Maintained by:

State of Alaska

Section of Community Health and Emergency Medical Services

Southeast Region EMS Council, Inc.

Revised March 2001


Prepared and Maintained by: State of Alaska Section of Community Health and Emergency Medical Services Southeast Region EMS Council, Inc. Revised March 2001

Introduction

Purpose:

This document is intended to serve as a reference for the medical staff of cruise ships, the United States Coast Guard and Alaska Marine Highway System vessels in the waters of Alaska. It describes the basic medical capabilities of each community which is scheduled to host cruise ships. The medical staff of individual cruise ships are encouraged to communicate directly with the medical facilities in Alaska communities to learn more about referral and emergency practices.

Revisions:

This document will be updated each March. Suggestions for improving the content and format can be sent to:

Shelley K. Owens, Health Program Manager
Section of Community Health and Emergency Medical Services

Department of Health and Social Services
Box 110616
Juneau, AK 99811-0616
FAX: (907) 465-4101
Voice: (907) 465-3028
E-Mail: shelley_owens@health.state.ak.us

The current version of this manual is available from the Section's web site at www.chems.alaska.gov.

Definitions:

  • 24 Hour Physician Staffed Emergency Department means a facility with an emergency department which is always open and staffed by physicians who specialize in emergency medicine.
  • 24 Hour Nurse Staffed Emergency Department with a Physician On-Call means a facility with an emergency department which is always open and staffed by nurses who can contact a physician who responds to the emergency department.
  • Communities with Medical Clinics means a facility which is usually open during normal business hours and is staffed by a mid-level practitioner, such as a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner.

Problems with Patient Transfers: Difficulties with patient transfers should be documented and forwarded to:

Aric Ludwig, M.D.
Bartlett Regional Hospital
3260 Hospital Drive
Juneau, AK 99801

Notes on Runway Lengths:

The runway lengths listed for each community reflect the longest runway available at that location.

Notes on Telephone Numbers:

Whenever possible, business and emergency telephone numbers are listed. The 911 emergency number may be used, if appropriate, for accessing local emergency medical services. The 24-hour dispatch number is often the best way for a vessel which is underway to contact the community where a patient will be sent ashore for emergency medical care. All of Alaska is in the 907 area code.

Introduction Purpose:

This document is intended to serve as a reference for the medical staff of cruise ships, the United States Coast Guard and Alaska Marine Highway System vessels in the waters of Alaska. It describes the basic medical capabilities of each community which is scheduled to host cruise ships. The medical staff of individual cruise ships are encouraged to communicate directly with the medical facilities in Alaska communities to learn more about referral and emergency practices.


Introduction | Revisions | Table of Contents | Patient Transfers in Alaska | EMT Levels | Disater/MultipleCasualty Events


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