Marine Basic First Aid (STCW 95)

The Marine Basic First Aid at Western Maritime Institute is a comprehensive two-day course designed to help students understand and apply first aid in the event of an accident or illness aboard. It employs a combination of lecture, discussion, and scenarios from the marine industry to foster understanding of first aid principles as well as safety information specific to the marine environment.

Topics covered include: 

  • Assess needs of casualties and threats to own safety and take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other emergencies.
  • Appreciate the body structure and functions.
  • Describe the correct procedure for positioning casualties.
  • Recognize the signs and hazards of unconsciousness and respiratory emergencies.
  • Recognize the necessity of immediate resuscitation in appropriate emergency situations.
  • Control bleeding and use dressings, bandages, and slings in first aid procedures.
  • Apply appropriate measures of basic shock management.
  • Apply appropriate measures in event of heat, electric, chemical and radiation burns.
  • Rescue and transport a casualty.

16 hours


Course Availibility

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Oct. 03, 2022 Oct. 04, 2022 $385 FULL
Ladysmith Oct. 20, 2022 Oct. 21, 2022 $385 OPEN
Surrey Nov. 21, 2022 Nov. 22, 2022 $385 OPEN

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