ELEMENTARY FIRST AID — MODEL COURSE 1.13
|D O W N L O A D|
The paragraph 2 of Section A-VI/2 of the STCW convention requires that all seafarers who are engaged or employed on board any vessel shall have successfully completed the basic training course in the elementary first aid before they can be assigned to their duties on board. This training shall be a part of any seafarer’s mandatory pre-sea course.
The course is intended to provide them with some essential preparedness for any hazardous and emergency situations they can face on their ship. The content of the training will enable them to take proper and timely action during the accident as well as medical emergency while they are waiting for the duly trained and professional person to arrive.
The main objective of the training is to get the trainees better familiarized with the accidents and injuries that commonly take place on board vessels together with the correct actions and established procedures to be applied in any particular situation. The trainees shall be able to conduct the proper assessment of the needs in any of the above stated situations. In addition to that, the training covers the essential instructions in personal hygiene and other important aspects and tips of healthy living.
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