That’s why this course was thought for those who navigate in small craft by sail or motor, establishing the diference between what can be really done on board, in contrast with the convencional first aid where an ambulance is always 10 minutes away.
This one-day course (8 hours) covers the usual subjects in a first aid course but is designed for those who navigates.
Provides basic knowledge necessary on a first aid on board. It is proper for recreational sailors (sail or motor) according to the certification requirements necessary for professional skippers who work up to 60 nautical miles from a safe harbor.
The RYA First Aid is recognized by the MCA and HSE and fulfill the prerequisites necessary for those who are looking for a competence certificate at the Yachtmaster level. It is also in accordance with the requirements of “Senior First Aid Certificate” necessary for the competition sailors which are governed by the ISAF regulation (OSR 4.08.4)).
The recovery position in a confined space;
Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure;
CPR, including the drowning protocol
Seasickness and dehydration;
Medical assistance or advice by VHF;
This certificate is valid for 3 years, after that is necessary to review the knowledge.
Besides updating your knowledge (the protocols are frequently updated), you may practice and remember diverse skills including CPR and DAE.