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Code No: 832

Guided Learning Hours:



This course is intended for all seafaring personnel who need to be able to practice elementary first aid on board ship. It comprises the knowledge required in STCW95 Table A-VI/1-3 and provides an introduction to the principles of first aid. It shows how to respond to the most common medical emergencies.

The course can be used onboard ship or ashore and is designed for individual self-study. It may also be used in support of shore-based Elementary First Aid Courses to consolidate work done in the classroom. The Course will take approximately 6 hours to complete including the on-screen tests.

The course comprises 4 modules:-

Module 1: Introduction to Elementary First Aid - This covers how to carry out a first assessment of the needs of a casualty and an assessment of any threats to the person delivering first aid. It also includes a basic understanding of human anatomy.

Module 2: Emergency Treatment - This demonstrates how to place a casualty in the recovery position, how to administer resuscitation and how to control bleeding.

Module 3: Shock and Burns - This explains what to do for immediate treatment of a burn or electric shock and provides an understanding of the effects of shock and the appropriate treatment.

Module 4: Rescue, Transport and Emergency Kit Materials - This shows how to apply different kinds of bandage and how to prepare a casualty for medical evacuation.

For each module there is a corresponding test featuring multiple choice and other question types, so that the user can check their understanding of the main learning points.

On successful completion of this Course, and depending on their responsibilities on board ship, users may want to progress to the Medical First Aid (MFA) Course. This comprises the knowledge required by STCW95 A-VI/4-2.

Approved by:
International Registries INC, Panama Maritime Authority,