In a medical emergency a little first-aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations.
This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers
of yachts and motor vessels. It includes all the usual First Aid topics, relating them specifically to 'on the water' scenarios.
The course covers such subjects as minor ailments, including headaches, sunburn and small lesions through to immediate response
to serious medical emergencies, in situations that yachtsmen could encounter. There is emphasis on resuscitation techniques,
and the primary care of a 'man overboard' victim. Procedures for obtaining outside medical assistance and a helicopter rescue
service are covered as well as the correct first-aid stores for your own boat, whether you sail inshore or offshore.>