This one-week course is designed to provide medical training to the marine officer so that he/she may properly respond as a medical provider STCW Table A-VI/1-3 (Elementary First Aid) and Section A-VI/4 Paragraphs 1-3 and STCW Table A-VI/4-1 (Proficiency in medical first aid) to medical emergencies occurring on board ship. The course consists of modules of instruction in anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, soft tissue injuries, fracture management, medical and environmental emergencies, CPR, oxygen administration and airway maintenance, wound care and suturing, pharmacology, medical communication, and behavioral emergencies.
During the class, students will be assess and will be assessed by other students using hands-on practice. During the pharmacology class, the mariner will be required to give two injections. He will also be a recipient of the same two injections. This is done under the immediate supervision of the course instructors. The mariner must sign a Letter of Understanding and Release of Liability prior to starting class on the first day of class.
Course Capacity: 12 students
Special Requirements: Students will need short-sleeved shirts and easily removed shoes for use during various laboratory exercises. Class will run from 0800 until 1630 hours (seven contact hours) each day. Do not schedule your return flight prior to 2000 hours on the final day of the class.
USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our 35-hour Medical Care Provider course will satisfy the Medical First Aid training requirements of Section A-VI/4 and Table A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 12.31-1.