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Marine Advanced First Aid

Designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board a vessel.  Participants will gain knowledge of marine first aid equipment, and the transferring of patients from a ship. All aspects of course are focused in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008E.

Recommended for Mariners pursuing a certificate or endorsement as a Master or Officers certificate, designated first aid attendant on a near costal voyage, Class 1 or sheltered waters voyage.

Audience
Any person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage. Participants who want to obtain a master or officer certificate or endorsement.

Duration
31 hours

Prerequisites
None

Completion

  • Successfully demonstrate the course skills competencies
  • Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book

Knowledge Evaluation

  • Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)
  • Attend and participate in 100% of the course

Certification

  • 3-year Red Cross certification in Marine Advanced First Aid
  • Transport Canada certification.
  • Certificates are issued by Red Cross upon successful completion.

Recertification

  • Recertification of Marine First Aid is not permitted by Transport Canada TP 13008E

Course Content

  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
  • Multiple-casualty incidents
  • Pharmacology
  • Marine environment
  • Workplace

Participant Materials

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text
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