Medical First Aid
- Course Type:
- STCW ➜ Medical First Aid
- Training School:
- Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre, Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Blackpool & The Fylde College
- Broadwater, Fleetwood, Lancashire, United Kingdom
- 4 days
Intended for seafarers who are designated to provide Medical First Aid on board ship. The objectives of this course are to give you knowledge of the general construction and function of various parts of the human body and be able to apply immediate first aid in the event of illness on board. Assessment will be made in the form of a written test, direct observation, oral questioning and by simulated scenarios.
Important Course Information:
In order to comply with STCW Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations, all delegates attending Merchant Navy Courses must provide a Seaman’s Discharge Book, Passport or Driving Licence when attending the centre. Failure to comply with this requirement will lead to a delay in the issue of Certificates.
Validity of certificate:
There is no expiry date on this certificate.
Attention is drawn to the fact that parts of the course are of a physical nature. You will be required to complete a medical declaration when you attend your course.
Modules and Assessment
General construction and functions of various parts of the body, medical stores carried on board, general principles for dealing with accidents and other emergencies using environment and guides available on board, principles related to pharmacology and the application of immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board.
Before commencing training, trainees must be at least 16 years of age. There are no pre-requisites in terms of prior training. Trainees who hold a certificate in Elementary First Aid issued in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code (or an equivalent recognised by the MCA) must undertake this training in full in order to update and extend their knowledge and skills in current medical first aid procedures.