Interestingly, CLIA ocean-going cruise ships are the only form of travel or passenger transportation that must be medically equipped to care for passengers or crew in the event of illness. As a condition of membership within CLIA, ocean-going cruise lines are required to fit their ships with medical facilities that meet the standards set forth by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), which require that doctors and medical personnel be available onboard 24/7. Additionally, cruise ships must have an examination room, an intensive care room and equipment for processing labs, monitoring vital signs and administering medications.
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- CDC Issues Framework for Conditional Sailing Order for Cruise Ships
- What will cruising be like in the future?
- CLIA Announces Mandatory Health Protocols
- FACT: The cruise industry is one of the most vigilant industries as it relates to sanitation and public health protocols.
- What are the other measures that will be included in the global policy?
- What are the details of the core elements that CLIA members have adopted to support the phased resumption of sailing in the Americas?
- How do CLIA member cruise lines promote public health?