STCW Elementary First Aid Training Course (EFA)
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This MCA regulated elementary first aid course provides all delegates intending to go to sea, the education and training in elementary first aid to meet the knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) requirements as set out in the SCTW Table A-VI/1-3.
It is one of five courses that together make up the STCW Basic Safety Training Course - an essential qualification for anyone wishing to work on commercial ships.
Delegates should be aware of the practical aspects of the training and the requirement to be fit and well enough to demonstrate CPR at ground level.
This course teaches the correct action to take in a first aid emergency, including administering basic life support, dealing with bleeding, burns / scolds, fractures, major illness and treatment of shock.
The Elementary First Aid course is delivered from a purpose-built classroom to support STCW instruction and uses well maintained equipment such as CPR Mannikins with inbuilt compression sensors and an array of stretchers and medical apparatus.
During this course delegates will be taught to:
- Identify types of accidents and emergencies on board that may require first aid to be administered and the type of casualties that may arise
- Describe methods of raising the alarm and how the manner and timing would relate to different degrees of accident or emergency
- Identify the immediate measures to be taken when accidents or medical emergencies occur
- Prioritise actions required when providing first aid
- Outline the importance of minimising risk of further harm to self and casualty
- Describe body structure and functions relating to elementary first aid
- Identify emergency first aid equipment and demonstrate its use, including improvisation of bandages
- Demonstrate maintenance of airway, breathing and circulation in a casualty requiring resuscitation and an unconscious or choking casualty
- Demonstrate correct positioning of a casualty according to the injury
- Describe cause and recognition of shock and demonstrate its management
- Describe types of bleeding and demonstrate their control and management
- Describe cause and recognition of burns, scalds and accidents caused by electric current and demonstrate their management
- Identify casualty rescue and transportation techniques
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- Understand what to do in case of an accident or other medical emergency on board
- Apply elementary first aid techniques
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The MRS Training & Rescue instructors delivering this course are all existing rescue operators who deliver specialist rescue training for awarding bodies and internally accredited courses.
All undertake, as a minimum, the Level 3 Approved Educational Training package (or equivalent) and the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, to assess in both the work based and vocational arenas.
Delegates will be assessed by an independent assessor on completion of the theoretical and practical training. The delegates will need to complete a written and practical assessment to establish their competence.
On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a printed MRS Training & Rescue certificate.
The course is regulated by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Those successfully completing the assessments will be issued with a certificate which currently has no revalidation period - however we would suggest not exceeding 5 years.
There will be a maximum of 12 people on this course with an instructor to candidate ratio of 1:12.