Ship Sanitation: Medical Facilities Mobile App
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Medical facilities are important for the onboard surveillance and control of disease.
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However, they also contribute to the occurrence of public health risks, as unsanitary conditions within medical facilities can cause the spread of communicable diseases. Sick passengers may pose a public health risk on board and ashore.
Use the Ship Sanitation: Medical Facilities mobile app for document review. Required documents are: up-to-date ship’s log and/or medical logbook, including treatment list; crew member interviews if the medical log is not available during inspection or entries are inadequate; if written information is required, request Maritime Declaration of Health from the State Party; training and certification of staff assigned to medical care; lists of medicines, vaccines, disinfectants and insecticides; number of passengers, mix of patients (passenger ships only), medical equipment in place and procedures performed, depending on ship’s voyage pattern and size; cleaning, sanitation, maintenance and waste policies and procedures; specific disease surveillance logs (e.g. gastrointestinal disease), where applicable; operational manuals for high-risk facilities and devices such as an intensive-care unit, blood transfusion facility, operating theatre or haemodialysis facility; specimens collected and results if disease occurs on board; if possible, international certificates of vaccination or prophylaxis.