The Elementary First Aid course will equip you with the skills needed to provide necessary medical assistance during accidents and medical emergencies. The course aims to provide the minimum standard of training for seafarers to provide elementary first aid on board a vessel according to Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code.
This course combines both theory and practical training for basic first aid and life-saving skills. It comprises the knowledge required in Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code and provides an introduction to first aid principles. It shows how to respond to the most common medical emergencies, including but not limited to:
- responding to an emergency;
- treatment priorities;
- casualty reporting and transport;
- vital signs and basic life support (CPR);
- shock management;
- wounds/bleeding and their treatment and bandaging; and,
For the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Elementary First Aid, you must:
- be at least 16 years of age; and,
- successfully complete approved training in Elementary First Aid, meeting the standard of competence in Section A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code.
Typically the course is run over a 1 day period (8 hours).