S700 – BASIC FIRST AID
To provide personnel with the knowledge and skills so that they can take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency in a shipboard environment.
On completion of this activity, participants will be able to demonstrate a competence in the theory and practice of the following:
- Have an appreciation of the basic body structure and its functions
- Make an assessment of the needs of casualties and threats to their own safety
Have an understanding of immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergencies including the ability to:
- Position the casualty
- Apply resuscitation techniques and use an AED
- Diagnosis, identification of chest pain and stroke.
- Apply appropriate measures of basic shock management
- Apply appropriate measures in the event of burns and scalds, including electrical, and chemical burns
- Control bleeding
- Improvise bandages and use materials in an emergency kit
- Knowledge of basic fracture immobilisation techniques
- Apply rescue and transport of a casualty technique
- Apply appropriate measures in common medical emergencies, sush as Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Poisons, Bites and Stings…
To be awarded a certificate in Basic First Aid in accordance with the requirements of international standards participants must.
- Demonstrate the correct techniques and procedures on a mannequin or person of the following skills:
- How to safely approach a victim
- Conduct a primary & secondary survey
- Perform CPR
- How to use an AED
- Treat a choking incedent
- Control bleeding
- Treat burns
- Improvise splints
- How to safely transport a victim
- Use contents of a first aid kit
There are no pre-requisites to attend this course.
This course is conducted one (1) day
METHOD OF TRAINING
Theory and practical periods conducted in a classroom environment plus associated equipment.