Basic or Advanced Marine First Aid & CPR

Basic Marine First Aid & CPR – Description

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

16 hours. Flexible scheduling options.

Instructor

Red Cross First Aid Instructor or Instructor Trainer.

Prerequisite

Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN).

Completion Requirements

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam.

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.

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 confined spaces, infectious diseases, and personal health and hygiene

Participation Materials

Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual
Certification card and optional wall certificate
Transport Canada Training Certificate

Course Information

Advanced Marine First Aid & CPR – Description

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques and scenarios for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a Master’s or Officer’s certificate or endorsement, or those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage.

Duration

31 hours.

Instructor

Emergency Care/Advanced Emergency Care Instructor or Instructor Trainer.

Prerequisite

Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN).

Completion Requirements

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam.

Certification

3-year certification in Marine Advanced First Aid, CPR Level HCP, and AED, and a Transport Canada certification in Marine Advanced First Aid.

Recertification

Not permitted under federal regulations.

Course Content

  • The emergency scene
  • Preventing disease transmission
  • Assessment
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Airway and ventilation
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
  • Sudden illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat‐ and cold‐ related emergencies
  • Reaching and moving people
  • Multiple casualty incidents
  • Toxicological hazards aboard ship
  • Radio medical advice
  • Pharmacology
  • Sterilization

Participation Materials

Red Cross Emergency Care text
Certification card and optional wall certificate
Transport Canada Training Certificate