Joemarine Institute | Medical First Aid Course
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Medical First Aid Course

Course Overview

This course is designed for seafarers designated to provide medical first aid on board a ship in accordance with Regulation V1/4-1 of the annex to the STCW convention and section as amended. Every seafarer who is designated to apply immediate effective action in the event of an accident or illness on board a vessel must demonstrate competence to undertake the task, duties, and responsibilities described in the subjects listed in column 1 of table A-VI/4- 1.  The aim of the training is to provide knowledge to designated seafarer to take immediate effective action in the case of accidents or illness likely to occur on board ship.

Entry Requirements:

  • Candidate must be above 18 years
  • Posses Valid Seafarer Medical
  • Valid Means of Identification
  • 2 Recent Photographs


Ten (10) Days

Course Contents

  • Examination of a casualty
  • Spinal injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • The effects of heat and cold
  • Fractures, dislocation and muscular injuries
  • Radio medical advice
  • Pharmacology
  • Cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia etc.