Course Overview

Our STCW Elementary First Aid course, accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), has been designed to give students suitable guidance on the initial actions taken to enable them to deal with a medical emergency.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to give seafarers a basic knowledge of the immediate actions to be taken upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency aboard ship.

Course Content

  • Assessment of a casualty
  • Casualty positioning
  • Resuscitation techniques
  • Control bleeding
  • Shock
  • First aid kits and bandages
  • Appreciation of body structure and functions
  • Immediate measures to be taken

By the end of this module each student will be able to demonstrate:

  • Immediate actions
  • Recognise signs and symptoms
  • Resuscitation techniques
  • Manual Handling
  • Rescue and transportation of a casualty