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
- 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.
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)
On successful completion of the course participants will receive a
MedAire internationally recognised STCW Certificate of Competency in Elementary First Aid.
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.
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.
STCW A-VI/4-1 Proficiency in Medical First Aid on Board Ship
- 3 days