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.
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.
- Successfully demonstrate the course skills competencies
- Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book
- Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)
- Attend and participate in 100% of the course
- 3-year Red Cross certification in Marine Advanced First Aid
- Transport Canada certification.
- Certificates are issued by Red Cross upon successful completion.
- Recertification of Marine First Aid is not permitted by Transport Canada TP 13008E
- The Professional Responder
- Responding to the call
- Infection prevention and control
- Anatomy and physiology
- Airway management and respiratory emergencies
- Circulatory emergencies
- Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
- Head and spinal injuries
- Acute and chronic illnesses
- Environmental illnesses
- Pregnancy, labour and delivery
- Special populations
- Crisis intervention
- Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
- Multiple-casualty incidents
- Marine environment
- Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text