STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid

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STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid

  • Locations and dates

    Nelson:

    5 June 2018
    16 July 2018
  • Length

    4 Days

  • Fees

    $995

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees provided on request or application.

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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