Marine Coastguard Agency M.C.A. (STCW) MEDICAL FIRST AID Course


Approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, this course is designed for seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid on board ship in accordance with STCW 95 A-V1/4 (1-3).

In commercial terms this qualification is aimed at those responsible for providing first aid on vessels venturing up to 150 miles from a safe haven however it also provides a wealth of knowledge to those that might be considering blue water cruising.

Every crew member should be equipped with the knowledge to deal with medical emergencies at sea. Even on coastal passages it may be some time before outside assistance arrives, during which time a crew needs to be both able to care for a casualty and either coordinate casualty evacuation or navigate to a safe harbour.

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Pre-Requisites For Course:

Be over 16 years of age.
To be physically able to undertake casualty handling.

What Does The Course Include?

  • Scene Management & Casualty Assessment
  • Resuscitation with A.E.D.
  • Medical emergencies
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Respiratory conditions.
  • Cardiovascular Conditions.
  • Neurological Conditions.
  • Burns.
  • Fractures, dislocation, Soft tissue injuries & Spinal injuries.
  • Infection Control & Wound Management.
  • Poisoning (Including Gastroenteritis).
  • Climatic Injuries.
  • Cat C & B First Aid Kits.
  • Care of the rescued casualty.
  • Casualty handling.
  • Communications, equipment & information.
  • Casualty evacuation.
  • Casualty documentation.

Course Duration: 4 Days

Course Cost: €500


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