Medical Care 1, First Aid MM14S310-3015 01.01.2022-31.07.2022
Competence objectives of the study unit
The student gains basic knowledge and skills in first aid as to various kinds of accidents and illnesses onboard a vessel, in accordance with STCWCode: A-VI/1-3 and A-VI/2-1.
Content of the study unit
• first aid principles
• first aid onboard vessels, the contents of the first aid kit
• elementary knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the vital functions
• first aid in the following situations:
o the most common attacks of illness: chest pains, stroke, diabetes and epilepsy
o wounds and major bleeding
o fractures, joint and muscle injuries
o burns and scalds
o hypothermia and frost-bites
o examination and moving of an injured person
Course in Elementary First Aid
The course has been designed in accordance with the framework given in the STCW convention, section A-VI/1, paragraph 2.1.3 (table A-VI/1-3). It has comprised a total of 16 hours of instruction and practical exercises.