STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid
||Must be 18 years or older and hold a First Aid at Pre Sea level, St John, STCW or equivalent basic first aid.
|Duration:||3 days + eLearning 8.30am - 4.30pm. Timings may vary.
||Small group personalised training. Minimum 6. Maximum 8
||For vessels which operate more than 24 hours from medical assistance and up to 130 nm from shore.
||STCW A-VI/4-1 Proficiency in Medical First Aid on Board Ship
This three-day course is aimed at commercial seafarer crew, racing crew, offshore cruising sailors and those interested in working in the superyacht industry. The courses meets STCW safety training requirements.
- The College operates an easy-to-use online enrolment and confirmation system. Just fill in your details and those of anyone attending with you. You can also call 1300 723 112 to enrol via telephone.
- To secure your enrolment, payment of the course fee is required. Please review our STWC maritime first aid training enrolment terms and conditions. (scroll down the page to "Other Terms and Conditions")
- NMC and MedAire reserve the right to cancel the course if insufficient enrolments have been received 7 days from commencement of the course. Any fees paid for cancelled courses will be refunded in full.
- If making flight bookings in order to attend the course please ensure you book on a fully refundable basis.
Title Date Location Price STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid Saturday 13/04/2019 - Monday 15/04/2019 - 8.30am-4.30pm L4, B, Pinnacle Office Park, 4 Drake Ave,Macquarie Park, NSW 2119 $850.00 Enrol STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid Saturday 12/10/2019 - Monday 14/10/2019 - 8.30am-4.30pm L4, B, Pinnacle Office Park, 4 Drake Ave,Macquarie Park, NSW 2119 $850.00 Enrol
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
Course content meets current STCW (Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping) Proficiency in Medical First Aid requirement for sea-going vessels.
- Radio medical protocols and calling for medical assistance afloat
- CPR in the marine environment - adults, children and infants
- Hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and seasickness treatment
- Stabilising injured crew or passengers
- Recovery positions in confined spaces
- Burn treatment
- Head injuries and concussion
- Patient evacuation by helicopter - Marine Order 57 (Helicopter operations) 2016
- Recovery positions in confined spaces
- Head injuries and concussion
- Treating slips and falls
- Common marine injuries,bites and stings
- Recommended contents for your on board medical kit
- Treating shock
- Severe bleeding, amputation, crush, torso injuries and suturing
- Fracture management
- Head, neck and spinal injuries
- Cold conditions and drowning protocols
- Patient assessment and fluid management
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)
Course outcomeOn successful completion of the course participants will receive a MedAire internationally recognised STCW Certificate of Competency Proficiency in Medical First Aid on Board Ship.
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.(USCG) 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.
Training pathwaySTCW95 A-VI/4-2 Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship - 5 days
Why STCW over other nationally recognised training?+
Qualifications under the STCW 2010 standards are the international recognised standard for seafarers and the maritime industry. Most flagged states and countries with maritime boarders are a signatory to the act and recognise the qualifications. Maritime medical first aid qualifications are valued in the maritime industry worldwide.
Why do a Medaire first aid course over others?+
MedAire courses are tailored specifically for the maritime environment covering things like, utilising maritime communications to get medical support and advice, treatments appropriate for possible delayed extraction or support arriving. The knowledge, qualification and experience of the trainers is relevant to the maritime environment, they know about the potential dangers and complexities associated and can assist students in learning and understanding how to cope with and be better prepared for medical emergencies aboard. Gaining this knowledge and skills can be lifesaving.
I'm worried about how I will react to and manage a medical emergency aboard the vessel I am working on?+
If you have been taught first aid skills and practised them you'll be less likely to "freeze" and your training and natural instinct to help will prevail. Maritime first aid training will increase the chances of your patient's long term safety and survival.
In Australia there is the Flying Doctors Service, a range of training providers, Coastguard Agencies and other rescue services offering similar courses. Why do I need to do this training?+
In the case of an adverse medical event the response of the emergency services to the maritime environment may be quick. But, will it still fast enough in the case of cardiac arrest or massive trauma if no one on board knows the skills to intervene? There is real value in completing internationally recognised first aid training designed specifically for the maritime environment. This course also meets the requirements for the World Sailing racing rules.
What do I need to bring?+
Bring a pad and pen and a copy of your passport and any previous certification. Lunch is not provided. There are cafes within walking distance of the training venue.
What clothes should I wear when attending the training?+
Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended in order to cope with activities such as bending, kneeling and lying on the floor. You'll be doing lots of practical first aid.
Express your interest in STCW First Aid Training by completing this form. This course is also available on demand for companies working in the maritime industry who would like a private session for their staff. Dates to suit work schedules and crew rosters can be arranged.