Kandui Resort Creates “Good Samaritan Medical Program; Looking For Doctors

Kandui Resort is pleased to announce the formation of a new program that will make licensed emergency medical professionals available at the resort during the 2007 season on a “Good Samaritan” basis.

With the help and guidance of Dr. Jorge Fernandez, MD; Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, USC – Kandui Resort has designed and implemented a plan to have experienced medical personnel at the resort for the majority of trips this season. The purpose of having medical professionals on site is to provide our guests an extra layer of comfort, safety, and peace of mind during their stay.

Our overall goal is to be able to offer our guests and staff on-call, basic, urgent and emergency medical care.

In order to make this program legal and eliminate our liability under local, national, and international laws our “Medical Providers” may offer to volunteer medical advice or assistance purely as a “Good Samaritan” in case of emergency. Any care provided should not be expected to constitute or replace definitive medical care as would occur in a formal hospital or clinic setting, whether in Indonesia or any other country with access to modern medical care.

Good Samaritan Law
“Any person who, in good faith, renders emergency medical care or assistance to an injured person at the scene of an accident or other emergency without the expectation of receiving or intending to receive compensation from such injured person for such service, shall not be liable in civil damages for any act or omission, not constituting gross negligence, in the course of such care or assistance. That Medical Providers, although licensed in the US, are not licensed to practice in Indonesia and are not paid employees of the resort; therefore, there should be no expectation by guests that they will have access to professional medical assistance.

All guests will be required to sign a medical information/release form if they intend to utilize this service or in case of emergency.

An example of common injuries that occur at the resort include:

1. Reef abrasions, lacerations, avulsions, penetrations, (feet, hands, shoulders, and head)
2. Jellyfish stings
3. Injuries from the surfboard, blunt trauma, or lacerations from the fins.
4. Dehydration situation from surfing long hours and surfers failing to rehydrate themselves.
5. Sun burns & sun stroke, heat exhaustion
6. Bali Belly
7. Muscular/skeletal injuries consistent with surfing. Sore shoulders. stiff lower back, tight knees.

For more information or questions about this program please refer to the following contact information:

Kandui Resort U.S.A.
Kandui Resort
629 Camino De Los Mares Suite 101
San Clemente, Ca 92673
E-mail: info@kanduiresort.com
Local # (714) 369-8121
FAX # (949) 493-2770
Contact Name: Anthony Marcotti

If you are a licensed emergency medical professional, including MD’s, PA’s, NP’s, and Paramedics and are interested in participating in this program please contact Anthony Marcotti at 714.478.2487 or info@kanduiresort.com. Special thanks to Dr. Jorge Fernandez and Larry Coots for their time, effort, and input into this program.