Students in this class learn the principles and techniques of safety and basic first aid, automatic external defibrillator (AED) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to the accepted standards of the American Red Cross. Successful students are awarded a certificate from the American Red Cross. This course also provides classroom training to those mariners seeking to complete basic first aid and CPR training to meet the requirement for issuance of an original USCG Merchant Mariner’s license or satisfy the Elementary First Aid training requirements of STCW – 95 Basic Safety Training (BST).
The following subject areas are covered:
Apply Resuscitation Techniques
Apply Appropriate Measures of Basic Shock Management
Apply Appropriate Measures in Event of Burns and Scalds, including Accidents Caused by Electric Current
Rescue and Transport a Casualty
Improvise Bandages and Use Materials in Emergency Kit
Successful completion of this 8-hour First Aid & CPR course will satisfy the Basic Safety - Elementary First Aid training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 10.205(l)(3); AND if the certification is presented WITHIN ONE YEAR of the date of training, the First Aid & CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(h)(1)(ii) and 10.205(h)(2)(iii) for original issuance of a license.
Course Tools Required
A clear mind ready to learn and retain a large volume of information.
Paper and pencil for note taking