WHO REQUIRES THE STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE?
- Commercial Yachtmaster Offshore Skippers operating between 60 and 150 NM offshore (Area 1)
- Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean Skippers operating beyond 150 miles offshore (Area 0)
- STCW Chief Mate (yacht) candidates
- STCW Master 500 (workboat) candidates
- 1 person onboard a World Sailing race yacht competing in a Category 0 race
- Single handed Round the World Race Skippers
- Anyone responsible for Cat. B Medical supplies on board a commercial vessel
- Master of any vessel over 200 tonnes
- GUEST Senior Stewardess Certificate of Competence candidates
- STCW Elementary First Aid Instructors
- RYA First Aid Instructors (or HSE FAW)
- Blue waters sailors requiring advanced First Aid knowledge as they spend substantial time at sea away from the support network of the UK and Europe.
The STCW Medical First Aid Certificate is an advanced First Aid course for seafarers. It is a pre requisite if you want to go onto the STCW Proficiency in Medical Care Course (often referred to as Ship Captain’s Medical). The two courses are often run back to back.
STCW & HSE DUAL CERTIFICATION
All successful STCW Medical First Aid Students also receive the HSE First Aid at Work Certificate included in the course fee. This is useful for anyone who also has shoreside First Aid Responsibilities and for First Aid Instructors.
HOW LONG DOES THE STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE TAKE?
Four days (28 hours contact time), with an early finish on Day 4.
WHAT ARE THE PRE REQUISITES FOR STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID?
- STCW Elementary First Aid (desirable)
- Minimum age 16
STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE CONDITIONS:
Training and certification is provided at our centre by a third party partner using their accreditation.
WHAT IS COVERED ON THE STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE?
This course covers practical First Aid at Sea, use of category B Medical Supplies and caring for patients who may be with you for some time. It includes:
- Obtaining TMAS (Tele Medical Advice for Ships)
- Primary and secondary survey
- Advanced life support with use of oxygen and AED
- Signs and symptoms and first aid of trauma and medical problems
- Patient treatment inc. observations
- Pharmacology & Category B & C drugs
- Injections & IV fluids
- Log keeping, medical reporting
- Casualty handling and evacuation
- Layout and contents of the Ship Captain’s Medical Guide
- All content of the HSE First Aid at Work Course
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE?
- 4 Days of Training and Assessment
- STCW MCA Proficiency in Medical First Aid Certificate
- HSE First Aid at Work Certificate
- Chieftain Training First Aid Manual
- Free Parking (for courses run at Southampton)
- Tea & Coffee
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE?
- Meals and Accommodation
- Parking (for courses run at Lobster Quay, Warsash)