First Aid at Sea Training Course

First Aid at Sea Training in Greece

Sailing the seas

with the sun on your back and the wind in your hair is for most sea going people an extremely pleasurable experience. Both professionally and recreationally, sailing combines skill and adventure along with an unsurpassed sense of freedom, however it also carries an increased risk of medical emergencies.

Being at sea, often far from the shore means that it could take some time before you can access emergency medical help, so it is crucial that you learn to deal with all medical emergencies that could occur.

Based on the popular Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course, First Aid at Sea is a complete emergency training package, fully preparing students to deal with life threatening situations and general first aid needs whilst at sea.

This is a one day first aid training course and combines the content from our basic life support training including CPR and AED training with secondary care skills such as illness and injury assessment, bandaging and splinting and dealing with burns. Additionally you will learn about

Hypothermia, Secondary Drowning

and other typical injuries that can occur at sea. Each skill has been adapted to cover the different environment and restrictions that being onboard a boat at sea brings. Students will leave the course with full confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise at sea.

Secondary Care Skills:

  • Injury Assessment

  • Illness Assessment

  • Splinting and Bandaging

  • Common boat related injuries

  • Selecting a First Aid Kit

Who is this course for?
  • Professional Captains and Boat Crew
  • Recreational boat users
  • Powerboaters
  • Dingy Sailors
  • Anybody and Everybody onboard a vessel at sea

Primary Care (CPR) skills:

  • Scene Assessment

  • Blood Borne Pathogens and Barriers

  • Casualty Primary Assessment

  • Getting Emergency Help at Sea (VHF/mobile)

  • Rescue Breathing

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • CPR in restricted space (overhead CPR)

  • Automated External Defibrillation AED on boats

  • Obstructed Airway Management (Choking)

  • Serious Bleeding Management

  • Shock Management

  • Spinal Injury Management

  • Hyperthermia

  • Secondary Drowning

Why choose Emergency First Response?

This course prepares you to comprehensively handle potentially life threatening situations onboard a boat with confidence. Read more about how this first aid at sea course is recognised worldwide.

Are there any prerequisites?
  • No first aid qualification required
  • No minimum age limit
  • It takes approximately 8 hours depending on prior knowledge and size of group
  • Participant Pack and training materials are included in the course price
Internationally Recognised First Aid at Sea Certification

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