Marine First Aid

Duration: 1 day


Why do this training?

This Marine First Aid course is mandatory for racing yachtsmen and highly recommended for all who venture offshore under power or sail.

Most yachtsmen and women undertake basic first aid training as a precaution against the inevitable accidents at sea, but are only taught how to stabilise a patient until the ambulance arrives. This is usually 11 minutes in a capital city in Australia .

At sea off the Queensland coast, as an example, using established Australian search and rescue services, the minimum response time for on site medivac is three hours.

About this course

The course content has been developed by trained paramedics who are experienced offshore yachtsmen and certified workplace trainers. You will focus on the injuries which are marine specific.

Whilst a basic appreciation of first aid is helpful, this course requires no prerequisite training.

The course is delivered in one long day of intensive training.The certificate issued at the completion of the course is STCW10 (formerly STCW95)/ IMO compliant as well as being MSQ compliant for Master V & coxswains, YA compliant for YA race category 1,2 & 3 and accredited by Workcover in Qld & NSW.

The course meets the requirements for OH&S in the workplace (senior first aid).

What will I learn?

  • Injections and how to give them
  • Radio medical protocols
  • How to call for assistance afloat
  • CPR in the marine environment
  • Hypothermia treatment
  • How to stabilise an injured crewman
  • Burns and how to treat them
  • How to suture wounds
  • Patient evacuation by helicopter and marine
  • Head injuries and concussion
  • Treating falls from aloft
  • Focus on common marine injuries
  • Recommended contents of your medical kit

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