THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICAL TRAINING ONBOARD
For those looking to progress up the yachting career ladder, your medical knowledge will need to improve, as per your position.
There are 3 different courses available, as set by the STCW and keeping your qualification up to date will form part of your requirements for your position onboard. These courses are: Elementary First Aid, Proficiency In Medical First Aid and Proficiency in Medical Care Onboard
In addition to maintaining compliance, it is imperative that medical first aid is practiced frequently in order to retain the knowledge.
Find out more below about how our courses work and how MedAire is uniquely certified by the MCA to provide each level of training, on board your yacht.
HOW DOES MEDAIRE TRAINING WORK?
Through MedAire, up to 12 crew can recertify their qualifications together onboard your own vessel, using the equipment you have onboard. We recommend arranging a five-day STCW’10 training for maximum efficiency.
Here’s how it works:
Anyone is eligible to join the first two days and receive Elementary First Aid (EFA) or renew their First Aid certificate
Those who have already taken EFA, will attend days 1-3 plus an e-learning module, to receive their Proficiency in Medical First Aid (PMFA)
And those who already have their PMFA or Proficiency in Medical Care on Board (PMCOB) certification prior to this training will complete all 5 days to certify (or recertify) in Proficiency in Medical Care on Board.
All crew members can attend the full five days regardless, if they want to expand their medical knowledge (although the certification received will of course depend on the pre-requisites having been met).
A RECAP OF THE STCW MEDICAL COMPETENCY LEVELS
WHY CHOOSE MEDAIRE?
Aside from the fact that our instructors are specialised in providing medical care within remote environments, MedAire:
Incorporate your medical kit into the training, so in the event of a medical situation you will be more familiar with your own equipment.
Include scenarios into the training, creating an engaging course, with plenty of one-on-one time with a medical professional.
Trained around 1,000 Yachting crew members in 2020
FIND OUT MORE
To find out more about our training courses click here, contact us here or speak to your Account Manager.
EXPERT CARE, EVERYWHERE.
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