Sailor Health Record Software
Sailors should keep health records to ensure their well-being while at sea and during their travels to different ports. Given the unique challenges and environment of life at sea, maintaining a comprehensive health journal is essential. Symptoms like seasickness, fatigue, and changes in mood can be recorded to track patterns and identify triggers, such as rough weather or lack of sleep. Measurings like blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature provide vital health information, especially during long voyages.
Lab tests, such as blood work and urine analysis, can help monitor overall health and detect any underlying conditions early. Tracking medications, including seasickness remedies and any prescribed drugs, ensures proper adherence and helps manage chronic conditions. Additionally, noting any medical procedures or treatments received during shore leave or onboard medical care ensures continuity of care and informed decision-making for future health management.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Rested in the crew quarters during free time to recover from #seasickness
Experienced moderate #seasickness today due to rough seas (4/10 on discomfort scale). Fatigue and headache observed during morning shift.
Stormy weather and high #waves triggered seasickness.
Consumed seasickness medication #Dramamine as per the ship's medical officer's recommendation. Also, took #Ibuprofen (400 mg) for headache relief.
Checked #blood_pressure and heart rate; both were within normal range.
Consulted the ship's medical officer #Dr.Brown for seasickness management and received advice on staying hydrated.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.