Who should attend this course
- Offshore and cruising sailors
- Racing crew
- Ships crew
- Marine commercial certificate of competency holders - Deckhand through to Master.
What you will learn
The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills
required to take charge of a medical emergency on board, to seek
assistance from shore based medical advisers, and carry out medical
procedures as directed from shore based medical advisers. The course
content meets current STCW (Standards of Training
Certification and Watchkeeping) Proficiency in Medical Care requirement
for sea-going vessels.
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 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 or thongs)
On successful completion of the course participants will receive a
MedAire internationally recognised STCW Certificate of Competency Proficiency In Medical Care On Board.
Certification is issued under the authority of the MCA as per
the requirements for STCW 2010 safety training. This is recognised by
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. (USCG) The course also meets the
requirements for ISAF racing rules of sailing 2013-2016 Special
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.