Course category: STCW Courses (Basic Training)
Who should attend: The course is open to all seafarers and prospective seafarers and should be completed prior to employment on a sea-going ship.
Objectives and Benefits: This course aims to provide the training for candidates to provide elementary first aid on board ship, in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. This course covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section AV/1, Table A-VI/1-3. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in elementary first aid, a trainee will be competent to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency until the arrival of a person with medical first aid skills or the person in charge of medical care on board.
- Recognize the assessment of the needs of casualties and threats to a seafarer’s safety.
- Appreciate the body structure and functions.
- Understand the immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including the ability to:
· position casualty.
· apply resuscitation techniques.
· control bleeding.
· apply appropriate measures in the event of burns and scalds, including accidents caused by electric current.
· rescue and transport of casualty.
· improvise bandages and use materials in the emergency kit.
Legislation & References:
- The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1995 (STCW 1995), 1998 edition (IMO Sales No. 938E)
- Medical section (pages 111 to 148) of International Code of Signals, 1987 edition (IMO Sales No. 994E)
- Assembly Resolution A.438(XI) – Training and qualification of persons in charge of medical care aboard ship
- IMO/ILO Document for Guidance, 1985 (IMO Sales No. 935E)
- ILO/IMO/WHO International Medical Guide for Ships (IMGS), 2nd ed., (Geneva, World Health Organization, 1988)
- Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) (IMO Sales No. 251 E)
- A Course Compendium is provided for use as a textbook. This contains selected extracts from ILO/IMO/WHO International Medical Guide for Ships (Ref R5)
Available language: English