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This one day course provides a good mixture of theoretical and practical sessions covering basic first aid and Basic Life Support skills on martime commercial vessels. The course will run as follows;


Session 1         09:00 – 10.30

First aid aims, Responsibilities, maritime incidences, actions in an emergency and primary survey.


Session 2         10.45 – 12.30

CPR including drowning, secondary survey including top to toe and recovery position, casualty transportation, respiratory system and chocking.


Session 3         13.15 – 15.00

Disorders of circulation including shock, Cold shock, Hypo and Hyperthermia, Seasickness and Dehydration, Wounds and Bleeding.


Session 4         15.00 – 16.00

Burns, first aid kits including Category C Medical Stores.


Assessment and exam paper. 16.00 – 17.00




There is continual assessment throughout the course via oral questioning and practical demonstration and participation.  Successful candidates will be awarded the STCW 2010 Certificate in Elementary First Aid.




Students are required to bring a valid form of indentification such as driving licence, passport or ships discharge book.


This course has no formal expiry date, although RYA Commercial Endorsement holders are required to provide proof of refresher training every 5 years.



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