Course Length: 40 hours
Prerequisite: Previously passed Medical Care Provider with 12 months
Medical care Person in Charge is a 5-day USCG & STCW approved course that is required if you are designated to order and administer medical supplies onboard. Subjects include: pain management; rescue at sea, death at sea, diseases and advanced medical skills. This course will also acquaint the attendee with short-term and long-term care for the sick or injured patient. Anatomy and physiology of the human body, diagnostic procedures, basic and advanced first aid techniques, CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED), the use of drugs and medication, medical reports, and communication, as well as other pertinent shipboard medical problems will be presented in depth.
Students who successfully complete the Medical care Person in Charge course will satisfy the Medical Care Person In Charge training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(ix); 11.307(a)(3)(ix); 11.311(a)(3)(vi); 11.313(a)(3)(vi); 11.315(a)(3)(ii); and 46 CFR 12.621(a)(1) and (2); and Table A-VI/4-2 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 for an STCW endorsement as Person in Charge of Medical Care. The specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 10-14 and 11-14; Tasks 19.1.A, 19.2.A. and 19.3.A.