Marine Advanced First Aid


This course covers material in the Transport Canada syllabus including a variety of topics from basic (such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, workplace-specific CPR, and prevention of disease transmission) to in-depth (such as sudden medical conditions, oxygen administration and injuries to the head and spine). The course meets STCW requirements.

Topics covered include:

  • Apply immediate first aid in the event of an illness or accident on board a vessel.
  • Describe and list the contents of a first aid kit.
  • Describe and explain the structure of the human body and functions of the important parts and systems.
  • Evaluate toxicology onboard a vessel.
  • Provide assessment of casualty.
  • Recognize the symptoms of spinal injury and provide suitable care.
  • Recognize signs of burns, scalds, and effects of heat and cold and provide suitable care.
  • Apply practical first-aid procedures for the assessment and treatment of fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries.
  • Apply basic medical skill in the care of rescued persons.
  • Describe the methods used to obtain radio medical advice.
  • List medications carried on board.
  • Apply the appropriate treatment for cardiac arrest, asphyxia, and drowning.
  • Recognize contributory factors for psychological malfunctioning.

Course Duration: 31 hours


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