Marine Basic First Aid

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


Course Duration: 16 hours


Prerequisite: None


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