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RYA First Aid
1 day: £135.00
In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one day 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 fulfils the requirements for skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven. This course is MCA and HSE approved.
It has been proven that immediate first aid can save lives. The RYA First Aid course is based on the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). It includes all the usual first aid topics, relating them specifically to "on the water" scenarios.
First Aid Manual is included in the cost of this course.
A mix of both theory and hands-on practice in our spacious waterside classroom.
An intensive one day course starting at 0930 hours.
Suggested Previous Experience
RYA First Aid Certificate (renewable every 3 years)
Assessment, immediate actions and the priorities within first aid; Unconsciousness and the recovery position; CPR; Drowning; Breathing difficulties.
Failure of the circulation: shock; blood loss and the control of bleeding; recognition of internal bleeding; angina and heart attack.
Levels of response and the AVPU scale; Head injury: concussion and compression; mmersion, hypothermia and cold shock; burns, including sunburn; exposure hypothermia/hyperthermia; seasickness and dehydration; diabetic emergency; Seizures.
Fractures, including spinal injuries; first aid kits; advice or assistance by radio; medivac: the evacuation of a casualty by helicopter.
For the skippers of MCA coded boats; the contents and use of the category C first aid kit, including the pocket mask OR Subject of special interest to the group - weils disease, blue/green algae, child CPR, marine stings, fish hooks etc.