Course Length: 24 hours
This 3-day course is designed for licensed deck officers who will provide immediate first aid to ship's personnel and to assist the Ship's Medical Person-in-Charge. The course aims to provide the training for candidates to provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board ship, in accordance with Section A-VI/4.1 to .3 and Table A-VI/4-1 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Code, 1995 (as listed below). Upon successful completion of this course the student will be competent to conduct a primary and secondary survey of a sick or injured crewmember, immobilize the patient, and begin immediate treatment to preserve life. These are all skills which typically must be performed before obtaining radio medical advice. This is a non-simulator based course. Specific knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the following areas is required:
1. First aid kit
2. Body structure and function
3. Toxicological hazards on board, including use of the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) or its national equivalent.
4. Examination of casualty or patient
5. Spinal injuries
6. Burns, scalds, and effects of cold fractures, dislocations, and muscular injuries
7. Medical care of rescued persons
8. Radio-medical advice
11. Cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia
Successful completion of this 24-hour Medical Care Provider course will satisfy the Medical First Aid training requirements of Section A-VI/4 and Table A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 12.13-1.
Course Tools Required
A clear mind ready to learn and retain a large volume of information.
Paper and pencil for note taking