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MEDICAL FIRST AID (STCW)

MEDICAL FIRST AID (STCW)

Target Audience

This course is open to all seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid on board ship.

Course Content

After successful completion of this course participants will have the necessary competence to be able to:

  • Understand the contents and use of a first aid kit
  • Understand the body structure and function of organs
  • Deal with medical emergencies and examine a casualty
  • Assign priorities for treatment regards wounds or number of casualties
  • Transport a casualty
  • Apply basic life support (CPR)
  • Attend to a casualty after drowning or asphyxia
  • Apply shock management to a casualty
  • Apply bandages, dress wounds, stem bleeding
  • Treat burns and scalds and understand the effects of heat and cold
  • Seek and apply radio medical advice 
Entry Standards

Hold relevant Deck or Engine Officer CoC, or experience in key rating position. Completion of STCW Basic Training course

Facilities

Classroom and practical exercises

Teaching Method

Lectures, videos, practical exercises.

Guidelines

STCW Chapter VI, Section A-VI/4 and Table A-VI/4-1. IMO Model Course 1.14, IMDG Code MFAG (Medical First Aid Guide)

Course Duration

3 days.

Assessment

Written exams and practical assessments.

Certification

Course certificate upon successful completion leading to STCW certification.

Venue

This course is offered regularly in MTC Cyprus. Please contact your local Crew Service Centre for the next available course.