DAN Boater Extends Non-Emergency Medical Support Hours

By DAN Boater
DAN Medic Marty McAfferty taking member questions on the Medical Information line
DAN Medic Marty McAfferty taking member questions on the Medical Information line
DAN Medic Marty McAfferty taking member questions on the Medical Information line

DAN Boater is pleased to announce that the Medical Services Department has extended its hours to meet the needs of members as peak boating season begins. The DAN Boater Medical Information Line will now operate from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST, Monday-Friday.

The Medical Information Line provides critical information and medical recommendations to individuals who need assistance but are not in an emergency situation. As the number of potential incidents and requests for information increases with the season, the Medical Information Line will provide an increasingly valuable resource to members. DAN's Medical Services Team answers over 10,000 non-emergency requests for information every year, and have assisted more than 250,000 callers over the 36 year history of the program.

"We are committed to providing aid to members in need across the globe, and this program allows us to extend the reach of our services and care for the greatest number of boaters and divers possible." Said Dr. Matias Nochetto, Director of Medical Services and Programs. "This program, and its extended availability during peak boating and diving season, show both the flexibility and the outreach of this organization, and exemplify the work that we do to further the DAN Mission and improve the safety of our members."

The DAN Boater Emergency Hotline remains available 24 hours a day to assist members with emergency situations, care coordination, and evacuation assistance. Assistance is available to members and physicians in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.


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