MEDICAL FIRST AID — MODEL COURSE 1.14
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The present IMO Model Course has been developed for the candidates who will be providing medical first aid on board vessels and shall get prior training as per the relevant provisions of the STCW Code. The syllabus of the training course is covering all applicable requirements of the convention. The people who min the minimum competency standards will be considered competent and will be authorized to provide medical first aid should any illness or accidents take place on board.
The trainees taking subject course are expected to complete the Model Course 1.13 – Elementary First Aid which would provide the necessary essentials. The trainees will start with the information on the immediate action and the first-aid kits kept on board ships. After that the content of the course covers the structure and function of the human body, and various toxicological hazards commonly existing on board vessels. The examination of the patients has been addressed within a separate chapter.
Then, the different problems have been covered including but not limited to the spinal injuries, muscular injuries, heat and cold effects, scalds, burns, fractures and many others. Also, useful information on the pharmacology and sterilization has been included. Note that the volume also covers the cardiac, psychiatric and psychological issues.
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