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Maritime Medicine and CPR
(1 Day Harbor Series)

Course Overview:
This Maritime Medicine course is designed to train Captain’s and Crew essential emergency medical skills necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of victims when the hospital is not an option. Emphasis is placed on preparation, life saving skills, environmental emergencies, and maritime specific considerations not commonly taught in standard first aid courses. Course satisfies US Coast Guard (46 CFR 10, Subpart C) regulations as outlined in NVIC 5-95 for First Aid course approval.

Certifications:

  1. Heartsaver CPR- American Heart Association, 2 years
  2. Heartsaver First Aid- American Heart Association, 2 years


Books:
A Comprehensive Guide to Marine Medicine, by Dr. Eric A. Weiss & Dr. Michael Jacobs.


Price: $110.00

2015 Course Schedule

Maritime Medicine and CPR
(2-4 Day Offshore Series)

Course Overview:
16 hours of hands-on, practical instruction by industry professionals, captains, and health care providers. Days 3-4 are spent underway, sailing, practicing live scenarios and rescue procedures at sea. Course satisfies US Coast Guard (46 CFR 10, Subpart C) regulations as outlined in NVIC 5-95 for First Aid course approval.

Prerequisites: Offshore Series requires participant to have basic sailing knowledge and experience equivalent to ASA’s Basic Coastal Cruising course.

Certifications:

  1. Heartsaver CPR- American Heart Association, 2 years

  2. Heartsaver First Aid- American Heart Association, 2 years

  3. Maritime First Aid- Backcountry Medical Guides 2 yearse 

The training vessel, Lucia, is a 1977 Alajuela 38, powered by a 50 hp Perkins 4-108. Tiller steered, she is gracious and seaworthy, built and maintained for serious offshore sailing adventures.

 

Sample Curriculum:

Day 1- General Principles, CPR
CPR
Patient Assessment
First Aid Kits- From Daysailing to Offshore
Health Maintenance and Preparations
International Travel Resources

Day 2- Traumatic Emergencies
Wound Management
Sprains, Strains, Fractures, Dislocations
Head, Neck, Back Injuries

Chest/ Abdominal Injuries

Day 3- Medical Emergencies
Cardiac and Neurologic Emergencies
Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Water Disinfection
Dental Emergencies
Anaphylaxis

Day 4 -Environmental Emergencies
Lightning and Inclement Weather
Cold and Heat Emergencies
Poisons, Bites, Stings
Drowning/ Marine/ Dive Emergencies
Solar Injuries
Search and Rescue Basics
Rescue Communications
Helicopter Operations
Life Raft
Improvisation

Price: $495.00