Course Descriptions

MedAire’s STCW2010 training offers something for everyone.  The course format allows crewmembers to complete the training applicable to their job duties and/or mariner certification requirements, based on prerequisites being met. 

Crewmembers may attend 2 days, 3 days, or the entire 5 days of training depending on the level of certification required.

 STCW2010 Competency in Elementary First Aid A-VI/1-3 (2 days)
 STCW2010 Proficiency in Medical First Aid A-VI/4-1 (eLearning + 3 days)
 STCW2010 Proficiency in Medical Care On Board Ship A-VI/4-2 (5 days)

This five-day, hands-on ‘flex’ course provides crewmembers detailed information on how to handle a medical emergency in the challenging, remote maritime environment. This stacked course format allows the opportunity for crewmembers to undertake the training level applicable to their job duties and/or mariner certification requirements, based on applicable prerequisites being met*. Crewmembers may attend 2 days, 3 days plus eLearning, or the entire 5 days of training depending on their level of certification required. Course curriculum includes an introduction to MedAire and the MedLink Service, anatomy and physiology, medical and traumatic emergencies, marine injuries and poisonings, onboard oxygen systems, travel medicine, protection from bloodborne pathogens and infectious disease through use of standard precautions, lecture and practicum in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), patient assessment, medical kit review, wound management, invasive procedures and ongoing patient care.

 Tune-Up Training

This one-day, hands-on ‘flex’ course provides crewmembers with a detailed review and/or overview of onboard medical equipment and resources, in order to handle a medical emergency in the challenging, remote maritime environment. This course format allows the opportunity for crewmembers to undertake training on their own equipment, in their own environment. Training will be centered on the skills of the crewmembers present in the course, and may include topics including but not limited to primary assessment, CPR, use of the AED, airway management and oxygen equipment, control of bleeding and fracture management, stabilization and immobilization, use of the intraossesous unit and a kit review.

 Paediatric First Aid Training

MedAire’s Paediatric First Aid On Board course trains crewmembers to recognize, stabilize and treat common childhood ailments and learn valuable life-saving skills such as paediatric CPR and proper use of an AED. In this one-day course, students will learn how to complete a head-to-toe assessment of the patient, focusing on the differences between adults and children; review the items in the Paediatric Kit; practice a scenario with MedAire’s telemedicine service, MedLink; and practice hands-on skills. A current first aid certificate is required to attend.