Medical Care

Description of the course
Target group
This training course primary is intended for existing seafarers who are going to take charge of medical care on board ships.
Course contents
The Training course covers the following topics:
  • Medical First Aid revision;
  • Care of casualties involving:
– Head and spinal injuries;
– Injuries of ear, nose, throat and eyes;
– External and internal bleeding;
– Burns, scalds and frostbite;
– Fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries;
– Wounds, wound healing and infection;
– Pain relief;
– Techniques of sewing and clamping;
– Management of acute abdominal conditions;
– Minor surgical treatment;
– Dressing and bandaging;
  • Medicines and medical equipment;
  • Surgical equipment, instruments and supplies;
  • Nursing care;
  • Diseases, including:
– Medical conditions and emergencies;
– Sexually transmitted diseases;
– Tropical and infectious diseases;
  • Alcohol and drug abuse;
  • Dental care;
  • Gynecology, pregnancy and childbirth;
  • Medical care of rescued persons;
  • Death at sea;
  • Environmental control on board ship (hygiene);
  • Disease prevention, including:
– Disinfection, disinfestation, de-ratting;
– Vaccinations;
  • Keeping records and copies of applicable regulations:
– Keeping medical records;
– International and national maritime medical regulations;
  • External assistance:
– Radio medical advice;
– Transportation of the ill and injured, including helicopter evacuation;
– Medical care of sick seafarers involving cooperation with port health authorities or out-patient wards in port.
Objectives of the course
In this course the participants will be competent to provide medical care for the sick persons and injured while they remain on board and to participate in coordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships.
The course complies with all requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended, Chapter VI, Sections A-VI/4 and Table A-VI/4 of the SCTW Code, as well as covers all subject areas recommended by IMO Model course 1.15 “Medical Care”.

The course is certified by Latvian Maritime Administration.
Training approaches and equipment:
During training course theoretical lessons are given using PowerPoint presentations, practical tasks are based on real scenarios and conducted using following equipment:
First Aid kit, laboratory Equipment for clinical tests, facilities for the treatment of eye injuries, different types of splints, fasteners, bandages, dressings, human-sized dummy for ABC, resuscitation equipment, Neil-Robertson stretcher, dummy hand, automatic external defibrillators, surgical equipment (scalpels, clamps, forceps), surgical sutures with needles, phonendoscope and tonometer.
Riga, Latvia
Income requirements
To be assigned on Medical Care training course, participant should present national passport, Medical First Aid training course certificate or previous Medical Care training course certificate.
Certificate validity
Certificate is valid 5 years.
The price is 540 EUR.
Duration of the training course
The duration of the Medical Care training course is 5 working days.
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