Marine First Aid

Basic two-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the marine/fishing industry. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate, endorsement, or a Master or Chief Mate limited certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 2, or on a vessel on sheltered waters.

  • Duration: 14–16 hours. Flexible scheduling options.
  • Certification: 3-year certification in Marine Basic First Aid & CPR Level C, equivalent to Standard First Aid & CPR Level C, and AED, and a Transport Canada certification in Marine Basic First Aid
  • Recertification: Not permitted under federal regulations
  • Prerequisite: Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN)
  • Course Content:
    • Assessment of needs of ill or injured persons and threats to own safety
    • Appreciation of body structure and functions
    • Positioning of person
    • The unconscious person
    • Resuscitation techniques (including CPR C)
    • Control bleeding
    • Management of shock
    • Burns, scalds, and injuries caused by electricity
    • Rescue and transport of person
    • Other topics including improvising bandages, rescue in enclosed spaces, infectious diseases, and personal health and hygiene
  • Take Home Material: Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual Certification card and optional wall certificate

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