New Westminster

Pitt Meadows
Kamloops
Port Moody
South Delta
Surrey
Abbotsford

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Instructors available

7 days a week
6am-10pm
Office hours
9am-4pm Monday-Friday

Advanced Marine First Aid Course

Advanced Marine First Aid

Duration: 31 hours

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.

Audience

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.

Prerequisites

None

Completion

  • Successfully demonstrate the course skills competencies
  • Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation
  • Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)
  • Attend and participate in 100% of the course

Certification

3-year Red Cross certification in Marine Advanced First Aid and a Transport Canada certification. Certificates are issued by Red Cross upon successful completion.

Recertification

Recertification of Marine First Aid is not permitted by Transport Canada TP 13008E

Course Content

  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
  • Multiple-casualty incidents
  • Pharmacology
  • Marine environment
  • Workplace

Participant Materials

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text
  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Workbook¬†(optional)

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