This course provides crewmembers with knowledge on giving first aid safely while at sea. It is designed with seafarers in mind. The course is both theoretical and practical to build participants capability and confidence.

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Candidates must have completed MCA approved training in Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3).

The course is assessed through a practical means and there is a written examination at the end.

Course Content:

  • Scene management
  • Resuscitation
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Shock
  • Bleeding
  • Wounds and injuries
  • Burns
  • Head injury
  • Fractures and dislocation
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Poisoning
  • Temperature extremes
  • Care of the rescued casualty
  • Medical emergencies
  • Casualty handling
  • Communications
  • Equipment and information
  • Health and hygiene

This course is specifically important for crew members that are employed by vessels that operate more than 24 hours from medical assistance and up to 130nm from the shore. This STCW certificate has a validity of 5 years, at which point the course must be completed in its entirety again or the next level of the course must be completed.

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