Medical First Aid for Ships - Quick Do's & Don'ts guide

First Aid for Medical Emergencies onboard Ships

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Course Overview

This course is for All Seafarers enabling them to respond quickly to medical emergencies on board. It’s a simple guide to providing First Aid to a casualty without causing any harm to the victim before any medical assistance is received. While it is important to know the Do's of handling a medical emergency, it is more important to understand the Don'ts so that the situation does not worsen. 

What are the requirements?

  • An account with
  • General idea of basic medical terms used in day-to-day life

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Recognizing and diagnosing the casualty
  • Easy to follow procedures for providing first aid on board
  • Do’s and Don’ts for handling emergency
  • Measures for prevention of similar casualties in future

What is the target audience?

  • All Seafarers
  • Everyone who wants to basic First Aid (Some terms may be from Ship's environment)
  • Port Workers working onboard Ships in Port

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Course Curriculum


  • Medical First Aid Course Introduction

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Fractures, Sprains, Strains and Spinal Injuries


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