Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) Training Courses

 

Elementary First Aid Course

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Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) – Elementary First Aid

Duration 1 day
Time 6 – 7 hours
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite It is assumed the participants will have little knowledge or experience of shipping or life at sea.

Description

This training should enable a successful participant to demonstrate that they can take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency.

Course Aims

To provide a basic knowledge of what to do when faced with an accident or medical emergency.

Objectives

Participants need to have knowledge and understanding of

  • Safety of self and casualty
  • Safe airway / recovery position
  • Bleeding / shock
  • CPR / EAV
  • Burns
  • Rescue, transporting casualty

Assessment

Will be of oral questioning to establish that the participant has an understanding of the relevant procedures and principals.

Qualification

Elementary First Aid certificate will be issued if the criteria is fulfilled for assessment.

Suitability

This course is suitable for participants who will control the medical emergency until other help is summoned from within the ship.