In the STCW Medical First Aid & Medical Care combination course delegates will learn to act quickly and efficiently in the event of accidents and illness on board a ship. As it can be difficult to get someone ashore immediately, it is vital that persons on board ships are able to provide medical first aid and medical care to other crew members.
In this five-day training course, the emphasis is on systematically understanding the patient’s situation and contacting the Radio Medical Service, providing first aid, general knowledge of diseases and the required medical skills. Attention is paid to the nursing and care of the patient. Various examinations and medical procedures that may be necessary on board are also practiced.
To participate in the STCW Medical Care course it’s required to have a STCW Medical First Aid certificate. This combination course starts with the Medical First Aid part, so you immediately can continue with Medical Care.
Captains and other persons on board who are responsible for medical care.
To participate in this course delegates need to be in the possession of a valid STCW Basic Training certificate.
The certificate is valid for 5 years.