This highly practical course is for seafarers designated to provide first aid on board and for those needing certificates of competency. The course will equip candidates with the knowledge to apply immediate first aid to an injured casualty and a person suffering illness on board.
During the course, candidates will cover theory and practical aspects of how to administer first aid, including:
- basic life support;
- managing incidents;
- monitoring casualties;
- chest pain management;
- shock, bleeding, burns and injuries management;
- musculoskeletal injuries, including sprains, dislocation and fractures management;
- managing the effects of the environment, such as hypothermia and heat stroke; and,
- managing medical conditions.
To qualify for this course, the following are required:
- candidates must be at least 16 years of age; and,
- should have completed the Certificate of Proficiency in Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3) or attained a similar standard in basic first aid.
This course is a highly practical 30 hour or 4-day course.