STCW Medical First Aid
Level 5

STCW Medical First Aid

FAC511 STCW Medical First Aid

  • Course code

    FAC511A

  • Locations and dates

    Nelson:

    5 June 2018
    12 November 2018
  • Length

    4 consecutive days. 8.30am-5pm
  • Fees

    Tuition: $985.00
    Student levy: $10.00
  • Credits

    5

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to enable graduates to be able to co-ordinate and perform immediate first aid techniques applicable to working on vessels operating in the offshore and unlimited waters.  This course meets the requirements of STCW 1978 as amended, A-VI/4-1.

Course Content

  • Topic 1: First Aid Kits
  • Topic 2: Body Structure and Function
  • Topic 3: Toxicological Hazards
  • Topic 4: Examining a Patient, Analysing a Scene
  • Topic 5: Practical Skills in First Aid
  • Topic 6: Medical Advice
  • Topic 7: Pharmacology
  • Topic 8: Sterilization
  • Topic 9: Cardiac Arrest, Drowning and Asphyxia

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess and apply immediate first aid on board a vessel using first aid kits and other medical supplies and equipment.
  • Evaluate body structure and function including:
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system and abdomen
  • Assess toxicological hazards on board including use of:
  • The Medical First Aid Guide for use in accidents involving dangerous goods (MFAG) or its equivalent.
  • Oxygen rescusitators
  • Evaluate and appraise probable cause, nature and extent of injuries including appraisal the scene and ensuring risk of harm to self and others is minimised.
  • Assess and treat spinal injuries in accordance with recognized first aid practice and international guidelines
  • Assess and treat burns and scalds, and the effects of heat and cold in accordance with recognized first aid practice and international guidelines
  • Assess and treat fractures, dislocation and muscular injuries in accordance with recognized first aid practice and international guidelines
  • Manage the medical care of rescued persons including distress, hypothermia and cold exposure
  • Interpret advice received from radio medical source, & administer prescribed drugs
  • Pharmacology – appraise the drug list on board a vessel including usage, dosages and injections
  • Demonstrate disinfection of surgical instruments
  • Assess and treat cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia in accordance with recognized first aid practice and international guidelines

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