STC-SA is now accredited with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to facilitate this course at the Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth

Target Group

All Seafarers

Objective

To preserve life
To promote recovery
Call for advance medical assistance

Introduction

This learning opportunity is designed for all seafarers in
any capacity wishing to pursue a career at sea. To
achieve the basic procedures in First Aid onboard a
vessel, the competencies as described in the STCW and
SAMSA Codes respectively.

Outline

Contents of First Aid Kit.
Body structure and function.
Examination of casualty or patient.
Spinal Injuries.
Burns scalds and effects of heat and cold.
Fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries.
Medical care for rescued persons.
Radio medical advice.
Cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Prerequisites

ABET Literacy
Medically fit for sea

Elementary First Aid (EFA)

Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation
Validity: 5 years
Completion Exit Level: The competent learner will be able to perform the role of a first aider until advanced medical assistance arrives.
STCW Reference: A–VI/1-3

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