Chapter 3 – Marine Basic First Aid
The number of trainees in a course must not exceed 18, under the supervision of one accredited instructor.
Every seafarer who is designated to apply immediate basic first aid in the event of an accident or illness on board a vessel must demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities described in the subjects listed below.
Marine Basic First Aid is required by:
- Any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate or endorsement or who wants to obtain a Master or Chief Mate Limited certificate;
- The person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 2 or sheltered waters voyage.
The approved main instructor must be:
- an experienced emergency professional;
- an approved instructor certified by an approved agency.
|Course Outline||Time (hours)|
|Subjects||Lectures, demonstrations and practical work|
|1. General Principles||1.0|
|2. Body Structure and Functions||2.0|
|3. Positioning of Casualty||1.5|
|4. The Unconscious Casualty||1.0|
|7. Management of Shock||1.0|
|8. Burns and Scalds, and Accidents Caused by Electricity||1.0|
|9. Rescue and Transport of Casualty||1.5|
|10. Other Topics||2.5|
Note: Teaching staff should note that outlines are suggestions only as regards sequence and length of time allocated to each objective. These factors may be adapted by lecturers to suit individual groups of trainees depending on their experience, ability, equipment and staff available for training.
- Methods of demonstrating the competence are by assessment of evidence obtained from practical instruction, lectures, tests, demonstrations and practical instruction.
|Competence||Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency||Criteria for Evaluating Competence|
|1. General principles (1 hr)||
Assessment of Needs of Casualties
||Trainees must be able to assess needs of casualties and threats to own safety and take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other emergency.|
|2. Appreciation of Body structure and Functions (2 hrs)||
Knowledge of the anatomy and functions of the organism
||Trainees must be able to appreciate the body structure and functions.|
|3. Positioning of Casualty (1.5 hrs)||
||Trainees must be able to describe the correct procedure for positioning casualties.|
|4. The Unconscious Casualty (1.0 hr)||
||Trainees must be able to recognize the signs and hazards of unconsciousness and respiratory emergencies.|
|5. Resuscitation Techniques (2 hrs)||
||Trainees must be able to recognize the necessity of immediate resuscitation in appropriate emergency situations.|
|6. Control Bleeding (1.5 hrs)||
||Trainees must be able to control bleeding and use dressings, bandages and slings in first aid procedures.|
|7. Management of shock (1 hr)||
||Trainees must be able to apply appropriate measures of basic shock management.|
|8. Burns and Scalds and Accidents Caused by Electricity (1 hr)||
Apply appropriate measures in event of burns and scalds, and of accidents caused by electric current, chemical substances and radiation burns:
||Trainees must be able to apply appropriate measures in event of heat, electric, chemical and radiation burns.|
|9. Rescue and transport of casualty (1.5 hrs)||
||Trainees must be able to rescue and transport a casualty.|
|10. Other Topics (2.5 hrs)||
||Trainees must be able to apply appropriate measures in other topics.|