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FIRST AID 

RYA First Aid 
 
The 1 Day RYA First Aid course is designed to provide liesure and profesional boaters, people in the work place or even families with basic first aid and resuscitation techniques. Unlike the First Aid at Work course, the RYA First Aid course also includes knowledge of the treatment for hypothermia and associated problems such as cold water shock, so if attending this course and you need to be first qualified at work, then this course will cover the both! The course takes one day (0900-1700) to complete, which allows both practical and theory lessons. Using realistic manaquins you will also learn how to resuscitate a non breathing casualty practically, which in our opinion is a skill everyone should be able to do; it could even save the life of a loved one in the home... The course price is £95pp including VAT, and also covers the cost of the First Aid book (£13.99) and certification. 
Your instructor will cover the following topics with you. 
 
• Principles of First Aid 
• Casualty Assessment & Emergency Actions 
• Breathing & Circulation 
• Basic Life Support 
• Shock & Hypothermia 
• Fractures and Other Injuries 
• Casualty Handling 
• Helicopter Rescue 
• First Aid Kits 
Our courses run at our Old Portsmouth location for more information on avialibility please drop us a line on the contact form to the right. 
STCW95 - First Aid 
 
Elementary First Aid (EFA) - A-VI/1-3 – States, ‘Practical application of medical guides and advice by radio, including the ability to take effective action based on such knowledge in the case of accidents or illnesses that are likely to occur on board ship’. To achieve this you must be able to: 
 
Assess the needs of casualties and threats to own safety 
Have a good appreciation of the body structure and its functions 
Understand the immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including the ability to: 
Position casualty (Including The Recovery Position) 
Apply resuscitation techniques - Airway, Breathing, Circulation (CPR) 
Control bleeding 
Apply appropriate measures of Basic Shock Management 
Use of barriers 
Apply appropriate measures for Burns, Scalds including accidents caused by Electric Current 
Rescue and transport a casualty 
Improvise bandaging and use materials in the Emergency Kit 
 
Obviously to achieve this safely we must also cover the basics such as: 
 
The scene is safe to enter and how to call for assistance 
The primary actions to take and the assessment of a casualty (Triage) 
How to monitor the casualty and carry out observations 
Issues such as, heart issues, stroke, allergic reactions, asthma, poisoning, diabetes and epilepsy 
Fractures, head, neck and back Injuries 
Heat and cold Exposure 
Bites and stings (Marine, Animal, Human, Insects) 
 
CALL 02392 346075 / 07985 089973 (up to 10:30pm)