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First aid training for cruising and race crew

Race/Cruising Medic

Requirements:
 Must be 16 years or older

Duration:  2 days - 8.30am to 4.30pm Timings may vary on the day
Group size:
 6 - 12

Price:
$495.00

Delivery: Classroom - trainer-led

Operational area:
For vessels which operate within 3 - 24 hours from  medical assistance
Approvals:
MCA STCW Elementary First Aid A-VI/1-3 Certification

Description

An internationally certifying, in depth emergency response basics course, recommended for all crew, especially for those vessels which race or cruise more than 3 hours from assistance or 30 nautical miles from shore.This two-day course is aimed at racing and commercial seafarer crew wishing to meet World Sailing (formerly ISAF) regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4) and STCW safety training requirements. It's also ideal followup training for recreational boaters to enhance their maritime first aid skills.

Course Details

Who should attend this course

  • Any recreational boater - sail or power
  • Offshore and cruising sailors
  • Racing crew
  • Marine commercial certificate of competency holders - Deckhand through to Master.

What you will learn

The course teaches basic first aid and life-saving necessary to manage illness and injuries on board until further medical or rescue assistance arrives.

  • Radio medical protocols and calling for medical assistance afloat
  • CPR in the marine environment - adults, children and infants
  • Hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heat stroke,exposure and seasickness treatment
  • Stabilising injured crew or passengers
  • Burns and how to treat them
  • Head injuries and concussion
  • Patient evacuation by helicopter
  • Recovery positions in confined spaces
  • Treating slips, falls and common boating injuries
  • Common marine injuries,bites and stings
  • Recommended contents for your on board medical kit
  • Controlling and treating shock
  • Severe bleeding, amputation, crush, torso injuries including suturing
  • Fracture management
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Cold conditions and drowning protocols

Qualified maritime medical trainers

You will be trained by a qualified MedAire maritime medical professional who knows and understands the unique challenges faced when at sea or out on the water.

Assessment

Attendees will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays, analysis of case studies, Q & A and a written quiz.

What to bring

  • Pen  and note pad
  • One form of photo ID - Drivers licence, Passport, Photo ID Card, Student Card
  • Any previous first aid certificates
  • Wear comfortable clothing - closed shoes are to be worn (no sandals,thongs)

Course outcome

On successful completion of the course participants will receive a MedAire internationally recognised STCW Certificate of Competency in Elementary First Aid.

Certification

Certification is issued under the authority of the MCA as per the requirements for STCW 2010 safety training. This is recognised by all signatory countries to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).MedAire’s STCW 2010 training is credentialed and audited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA - UK) and the U.S. Coast Guard. The course also meets the requirements for ISAF racing rules of sailing 2013-2016 Special Regulations 4.07.6.

The STCW certificate issued carries a validity of 5 years at which time the course must be completed in entirety again, or the next level of course to be completed.

Currency

To maintain currency and validity of on board first aid skills this course should be completed every five years. The CPR component of the course should be updated every 12 months.

Training pathway

STCW A-VI/4-1 Proficiency in Medical First Aid on Board Ship - 3 days

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