Reaffirmed January 2019, June 2013, October 2007 and October 2001
Revised December 1997 with current title
Originally approved September 1995 titled "Guidelines for Care of Cruise Ship Medical Facilities"
As an adjunct to this policy statement, ACEP has prepared a policy resource and education paper titled "Cruise Ship Healthcare Guidelines"
The American College of Emergency Physicians believes that appropriate emergency care and health care maintenance for passengers and crew members aboard ships sailing in international waters are desirable. The cruise ship industry and its medical departments should retain medical personnel who can: