That is why this course was designed for those who sail in small sailing or motor boats, clearly establishing the difference between what you can realistically do on board, as opposed to conventional first aid where an ambulance is 10 minutes away.
This presencial course of 1 full day (8 hours) covers the usual theme in a First Aid course but from the perspective of those who navigate.
Provides the basic knowledge needed to provide first aid on board. It is a suitable course for recreational sailing or motor sailors and also complies with the necessary certification requirements for professional skippers working up to 60 nautical miles from a shelter port.
The RYA First Aid is recognized by MCA and HSE and also meets the necessary prerequisites for those looking to obtain a certificate of competence at the level of Yachtmaster. It also complies with the "Senior First Aid certificate" requirements required for competition sailors who are governed by ISAF regulations (OSR 4.08.4).
Lateral Security Position in a confined space;
Cold shock and hypothermia as a result of immersion or exposure to the elements;
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with special emphasis on drowning
Sea sickness and dehydration;
Medical assistance by VHF;
This certificate is valid for 3 years, after which you need to refresh your knowledge.
In addition to updating your knowledge (protocols are updated frequently), you can also practice and remember various skills including CPR and AED.