The three-day STCW Medical Care training is intended for seafarers who are responsible for medical care on board a ship. The international STCW convention sets legal requirements for the medical care that must be provided on board ships. Those responsible for this task must be in possession of a valid certificate. To participate in the Medical Care training you must have of a valid Medical First Aid certificate. It is also possible to follow a combination training where you can obtain both certificates in one training.
On a ship, the captain is responsible for the medical care on board. The captain can hand over this responsibility to one of his crew members. They both need to follow the STCW Medical Care course.
Delegates need to:
- be in the possession of a valid STCW Basic Training certificate;
- be in the possession of a valid STCW Medical First Aid certificate.
The certificate is valid for 5 years.