Services

VIKAND provides a variety of services to vessel owners, managers and shipping agents, encompassing all aspects of maritime medical operations worldwide.

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Medical Consulting Services

Expert guidance related to medical conditions, appropriateness of care, regulatory health issues and review and development of medical protocols.

  • Remote support and assistance or, onboard medical assistance and consulting as required.
    – Catastrophic Medical Emergencies
    – Pandemics & Disease Outbreaks
    – GI Illness, Respiratory Illness, Infectious Diseases
  • Annual audit of medical facilities
  • Development and maintenance of standardized formulary template
  • Public Health Guidance and Health Alert Services
  • Medical staff credentialing

Total Health Care Solution

Complete management of the entire medical operation including the recruitment of and all contractual obligations related to medical staff.

  • Review and update of Medical Center revenue model
  • Development and maintenance of Policies and Operating Procedures
  • Crisis and pandemic management
  • Development and maintenance of standardized formulary template
  • Public Health Guidance and Health Alert Services

Telemedicine and Remote Advice and Support

Utilizing the most up-to-date onboard medical equipment and technology, VIKAND is the choice to provide the diagnostic component necessary when your vessel is faced with a medical crisis.

  • Medical Cart and Case configurations, customized to vessel size and size of crew
  • 24/7 support for Telemedicine Carts and Cases
  • Fully integrated medical devices
  • Video Teleconferencing
  • Voice only conferencing
  • Medical document management and Storage

Wellness at Sea

A Health and Wellness Program designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. VIKAND provides individual motivation and support to participants, using the most current technology available.

  • Health Topics
  • Fitness and Nutrition Counseling, Education and Programs
  • Chronic Disease Education and Support
  • Mental Health, Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms
  • Occupational Health and Safety Education
  • Environmental Health and Safety Education
  • Educational meetings
  • Support group meetings

Medical Center Design Review

Expert guidance regarding the layout and planning of medical centers for new-build vessels or for the refurbishment and update of existing facilities.

  • Recommendations for a more efficient use of space
  • Recommendations for appropriate placement of electrical outlets
  • Recommendations for and sourcing of essential equipment
  • Guidance regarding placement and installation of structurally integrated services
  • Assistance with the planning and implementation of the set-up of the secondary Medical Centers

Pre-Employment Medical Examination Support

Assistance with the Pre-Employment Medical Examination process including auditing PEME clinics, secondary review of PEME’s and PEME analysis.

  • Advice related to chronic illness maintenance
  • Examination review and consultation for Fitness for Duty
  • Final determination and “Sign Off” for an Officer or Crew Members Fitness for Duty
  • Consultation for problematic or pre-existing conditions that present during PEME process

Electronic Medical Records Systems

Assistance and guidance with the sourcing and support of EMR systems to determine the application best suited to your needs. VIKAND will assess the utilization requirements of your line/vessel, as well as existing documentation and reporting, in order to provide the most comprehensive assessment and support in your choice and implementation of an Electronic Medical Record System.

  • Established industry partnerships to provide a wide variety of options
  • Experience in the utilization of an EMR including onboard and shore-side processes
  • Pre, ante and post implementation support

Formulary and Bio- Medical Equipment Management

VIKAND will provide a comprehensive and manageable, vessel specific formulary template which is in compliance with quantity standards and provides the highest quality at the most cost-effective rates.

  • Determine stock levels based on size of vessel, usage and days at sea, in order to decrease excessive on-hand supply
  • Understanding the profile of potential patients
  • Provide recommendations for preferred formulary vendor

Global Maritime Biomedical & X-Ray Equipment Services

VIKAND understands how vital properly maintained biomedical and X-ray equipment is for accurately diagnosing and treating patients. We provide a tailored biomedical and X-ray equipment service plan to ensure that your equipment is running at peak performance.

Our experienced Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BME Ts) will conduct full-scale inspections, assessments, testing and calibration of all diagnostic and treatment related medical equipment, providing a detailed, inspection report upon completion. Our BMETs are also trained to perform inspections and calibrations on your X-ray equipment.

  • Minor preventative maintenance & repairs
  • Electrical safety compliance & performance assurance inspections
  • Parts inventory management
  • Pre-purchase equipment consulting
  • Recalls and alerts management & implementation

Medical Personnel

Comprehensive credentialing process, including evaluation of education and experience, for candidates interested in working onboard in a physician or nurse capacity.

  • Training and licensing will be verified per international standards
  • Telephone interviews will be conducted with all applicants to ensure fluent communication skills
  • Evaluation of education and experience

Auditing and Regulatory Compliance

Comprehensive auditing of medical facilities, in order to ensure compliance with corporate medical policies and procedures as well as all internationally accepted maritime medical guidelines.

  • Compliance with CLIA, ACEP, IMO, ILO, CDC, USPH, MCA and others
  • Formulary review
  • Orientation / evaluation of medical staff
 

Product

 

We are dedicated to delivering innovative and proven solutions to your real-world problems. Our Hygensea Odorox ® solutions utilize proprietary technology & industry specific experience to provide measurable results that enable businesses and individuals to operate in cleaner and healthier environments. Hygensea Odorox ® solution is the most advanced solution for eliminating odors, decontaminating surfaces and purifying the air. Hydroxyl generators mimic Nature’s naturally occurring process for cleaning and purifying our atmosphere. The system proactively and continuously removes mold, odors, fumes viruses, and bacteria on surfaces & in the air through a natural, patented and FDA approved technology.

Our process works in demanding business environments. Our approach is to evaluate each situation and provide solutions that deliver results:

Analyze
We assess your situation, measure the environmental contaminants, and clearly establish desired business and cleanliness objectives to insure we craft the right solution for your business.

Design
Based on practical experience and industry expertise, we design a thorough and technology driven solution to economically meet the business objectives.

Implement
Seamlessly install approved solution into existing systems – the installation will not disrupt existing operations.

Measure & Maintain
Annual cleaning and replacement of optics, we perform ongoing measurement of the current environment to keep our solutions continuously up-to-date.

Hygensea Odorox ® Solutions are applicable across different industries but all share the same characteristics in terms of safety and results. We strive to deliver:

  • CLEAN cleaner and healthier environment
  • TAILORED off-the-shelf to customized solutions designed to fit your business needs
  • PRACTICAL extensive expertise across multiple industries
  • SAFE non-chemical; non-ionization and not ozone generating
  • SUSTAINABLE environmental and business sustainability
  • MEASURABLE RESULTS continuous measurement and evaluation of the business and environmental results

Partners


CLIA

www.cruising.org/regulatory/policies/medical-facilities CLIA’s medical committee aims to ensure that member cruise lines provide reasonable emergency medical care for passengers and crew aboard their vessels.

ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) Cruise Ship Medicine Section

www.acep.org/content ACEP provides policies regarding the Health Care Guidelines and Educational Resources for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.

CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/cruise-ship Part of the U.S. the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC’s mission is to identify and define preventable health problems and is responsible for controlling the introduction and spread of infection diseases.

Tesser

They believe healthcare should not begin when we are ill, but rather begin by keeping us healthy. There wellness platform incorporates the latest thinking in behavior psychology and evidence based health. They demonstrate clear ROI by tracking every employee interaction and outcome. They make being healthy simple.

MHG Insurance Brokers

MHG Insurance Brokers specializes in arranging and servicing insurance plans designed specifically to meet the needs of marine employers and employees, contractors and concessionaires. In the United States we specialize in group and individual employee benefits as well as business insurance. With our extensive market relationships, we are able to offer sound, independent advice regarding which insurance and financial services providers and products are best suited to address the needs of employers and individuals.

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The Swedish- American Chamber of Commerce of Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beach

The Swedish- American Chamber of Commerce of Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beach offers programs and services, frequently in collaboration with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce U.S.A., to promote bi-national commerce, trade, and cultural activities between Sweden and the Swedish-American Community in South Florida, particularly Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

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The British American Chamber of Commerce of Broward-Palm Beach

The British American Chamber of Commerce of Broward-Palm Beach is a volunteer organization which seeks to foster expanded trade growth and provide members and guests with opportunities to celebrate our rich culture and heritage outside of their native home. With the U.K. representing the second largest market in the European Union at 60M people, there are significant trade and investment opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic for U.S. and U.K. companies.

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WISTA

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organization for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. WISTA seeks to enhance members’ competence and empower career success. WISTA has over 2,000 members in 32 countries worldwide. WISTA pursues and supports the creation of both national and international business relationships among WISTA members.

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AAMI

AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of nearly 7,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective medical technology.

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www.cruising.org/regulatory/policies/medical-facilities CLIA’s medical committee aims to ensure that member cruise lines provide reasonable emergency medical care for passengers and crew aboard their vessels.
ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) Cruise Ship Medicine Section

www.acep.org/content ACEP provides policies regarding the Health Care Guidelines and Educational Resources for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.

CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/cruise-ship Part of the U.S. the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC’s mission is to identify and define preventable health problems and is responsible for controlling the introduction and spread of infection diseases.

They believe healthcare should not begin when we are ill, but rather begin by keeping us healthy. There wellness platform incorporates the latest thinking in behavior psychology and evidence based health. They demonstrate clear ROI by tracking every employee interaction and outcome. They make being healthy simple.
MHG Insurance Brokers specializes in arranging and servicing insurance plans designed specifically to meet the needs of marine employers and employees, contractors and concessionaires. In the United States we specialize in group and individual employee benefits as well as business insurance. With our extensive market relationships, we are able to offer sound, independent advice regarding which insurance and financial services providers and products are best suited to address the needs of employers and individuals.
The Swedish- American Chamber of Commerce of Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beach offers programs and services, frequently in collaboration with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce U.S.A., to promote bi-national commerce, trade, and cultural activities between Sweden and the Swedish-American Community in South Florida, particularly Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

Click Here for more information.

The British American Chamber of Commerce of Broward-Palm Beach is a volunteer organization which seeks to foster expanded trade growth and provide members and guests with opportunities to celebrate our rich culture and heritage outside of their native home. With the U.K. representing the second largest market in the European Union at 60M people, there are significant trade and investment opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic for U.S. and U.K. companies.

Click Here for more information.

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organization for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. WISTA seeks to enhance members’ competence and empower career success. WISTA has over 2,000 members in 32 countries worldwide. WISTA pursues and supports the creation of both national and international business relationships among WISTA members.

Click Here for more information.

AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of nearly 7,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective medical technology.

Click Here for more information.

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