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Sea School’s U.S. Coast Guard approved 30 hour Medical Care Provider course is one of the STCW requirements for Masters or Mates who wish to upgrade their license to 500 GRT or above.

The course will prepare the mariner to assist the Ship’s Medical Person-in-Charge, conduct patient assessments and other essential ship board medical procedures.

Prerequisites for this course:

  • STCW 8 hour First Aid/CPR

Proficiencies covered in this course:

  • Immediate Action
  • First Aid Kit
  • Body Structure and Function
  • Toxicological Hazards Aboard Ship
  • Examination of Patient
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Burns, Scalds, and Effects of Heat and Cold
  • Fracture, Dislocations and Muscular Injuries
  • Medical Care of Rescued Persons, including Distress, Hypothermia and Cold Exposure
  • Radio Medical Advice
  • Pharmacology
  • Sterilization
  • Cardiac Arrest, Drowning and Asphyxia
  • Psychological/Psychiatric Problems
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