To give seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid on board ship the essential education
and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the
Table A-VI/4-1
Function: Medical first aid
Competence: Apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board

This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.

 Course content

  • Resuscitation
  • Scene Management
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Shock
  • Bleeding
  • Wounds and injuries
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Fractures & dislocation
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Temperature extremes
  • Care of the rescued casualty
  • Medical emergencies
  • Casualty handling
  • Communications
  • Equipment & information
  • Health & hygiene
  • NEW – AED training now included in the course

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 4 days

Cost: £375 per person. This includes all manuals, certification. Please note all price are exclusive of VAT.

Location: Kings Weston House, Kings Weston Road, Bristol, BS11 0UR

Certification: Certificate of Proficiency in Medical First Aid 

Validity: 5 years

The training is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as meeting the requirements laid down in:

Regulation VI/4, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/4, paragraphs 1 to 3 of the STCW Convention and Code
1978, as amended 

and has also met the additional criteria specified in the STCW Convention and Code, applicable to the issue of this certificate.


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