What will the ship’s medical center be like?
The facilities will be similar to most small, acute care clinics on land.
What will these facilities include?
They will include intensive care units (ICU), treatment & examination rooms and a dedicated isolation and infection control area.
What type of accreditation will the medical area have?
The medical areas will be accredited to international healthcare quality standards and certified to ISO standards to meet or exceed the American College of Emergency Physicians. You can review these guidelines at the ACEP website.
What will the standard equipment be?
This includes wheelchairs, a stretcher, back board for spine immobilization, lab capabilities for standard blood & urine tests, oxygen, EKG, defibrillators, cardiac monitors and other equipment to gauge vital signs. Mobile units will also allow the medical team to provide care and testing in the comfort of Storylines residences.
Will there be an EKG machine on board? Can those EKG tests be checked periodically?
Preventing, stabilizing and in some cases reversing cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke) is a high priority for Storylines – the hospital is well equipped with one full time physician having advanced training in emergency medicine. Testing will include on site blood work, stress and resting EKG, new wearable tech to monitor heart arrythmias, falls, along with all emergency medications including medications to treat a heart attack including thrombolytics and antiplatelet agents to help dissolve a clot.
Those residents that opt-in for optimal aging/preventive care will also have available to them therapeutic hyperbaric oxygen, advanced testing, nutritional, hormonal, and intravenous therapies including chelation and immune treatments.
“Results of TACT Overall: there was an 18% reduction in heart events (death, another heart attack, stroke, stenting or bypass, and hospitalization for heart pains) by EDTA infusions above and beyond that provided by our effective treatments including statins and aspirin2 . When the group that took the EDTA infusions plus oral vitamins was analyzed, the reduction was by 26% compared with placebo. The effect was even more striking in patients with diabetes, where there was a 41% reduction in clinical events, including a 43% reduction in deaths over 5 years. There is nothing comparable in diabetes therapies.”
What additional emergency equipment will be on board?
Additional equipment includes a dialysis machine, ICUs for cardiac emergencies, CPAP machines, electronic infusion devices, and mechanical ventilators. There is also a well-stocked compounding pharmacy and a clinical laboratory that can give some results within hours.
How extensive will the on-board lab tests be?
The ship has all the required diagnostics tests, some of which will be included as part of the annual checks. The ship has the ability to test for red and white blood cells, blood sugar, liver and kidney function, electrolytes and lipids. The ship will also have innovative functional medicine testing and wearable monitoring available for markers such as hormones, heavy metals, and gastrointestinal disease. Common rapid tests are available for pregnancy, strep throat, h.pylori, and COVID-19 or equivalent.
What additional advanced diagnostic equipment and treatments are available?
Digital 3D X-rays (mobile and fixed) to quickly diagnose fractures; ultrasound, CT scan and/or MRI equipment; doppler ultrasound for soft tissue injury and clots; functional lab testing including hormone testing and stem cell; prolotherapy treatment equipment; and vitamin & nutritional intravenous treatments.
What is the ‘wearable technology’ program?
The Storylines experience includes technologically advanced solutions at the forefront of health tracking. This includes wearable technology and medical kiosks to monitor O2/CO2 levels, blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, fitness levels, personal nutrition record, dietary plan and even menu options. Our team takes a holistic approach to health on all levels.
Will annual mammograms be available on the ship?
This is still being discussed, however we will have thermography, an emerging technology that gives extra early detection and monitoring.