Persons designated as coordinator, on an Offshore Support Vessel, rendering first aid and medical care in case of a major incident at sea.
The objective of the course is to train the delegate to act as medical coordinator in case of a major incident at sea by learning medical and nursing knowledge and skills.
- Anatomy and physiology;
- Knowledge of medical and non-medical equipment;
- Inspections of medical and non-medical equipment;
- Principles and priorities of First Aid (primary and secondary survey techniques);
- Assessment, triage and treatment;
- Medical communications by radio (internal & external);
- Receive and treat casualties;
- Manage the medical team;
- Preparation of casualties transfer; and
- Supervision and management of human and medical resources.
Applied medical knowledge:
- Primary and secondary survey techniques;
- Cold and immersion injuries (drowning, near drowning, secondary drowning, hypothermia, frostbite, contamination);
- Resuscitation (EAR, CPR, recovery position, airway protection, oxygen administration, choking);
- Unconsciousness (causes, levels);
- Shock (blood loss);
- Burns and scalds;
- Fractures, dislocations and soft tissue injuries;
- Chest/abdominal injury;
- Blast injury;
- Control of pain;
- Eye injuries;
- Spinal injuries;
- Sea sickness;
- Casualty recording procedures;
- Head injuries; and
- Crush injuries.
- Hygienic wound dressing;
- Basic nursing care;
- Administration of medicines;
- Establishing and monitor vital signs; and
Condition for participation:
The delegate shall be in the possession of a valid registration in the Personal Safety Logbook of
the “Offshore First Aid Course” (2.2).
Five (5) days, including the assessment.
The course shall be completed with an exam at which two qualified instructors are present, including a physician.
The exam shall test the theoretical knowledge as well as the practical skills of the delegate. The Training Provider shall be able to show, by means of a short report of the exam, based upon which the delegate has received the certificate.
Four (4) years.