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Basic Marine First Aid (BMFA)


In this two-day Marine Basic First Aid course, students will learn to recognize and provide interventions for life-threatening emergencies until medical aid arrives. This course gives participants a hands-on approach to learning new lifesaving skills. The Basic Marine First Aid program is designed to train individuals working aboard ships.  It is required by: Any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate or endorsement or who wants to obtain a Master or Chief Mate Limited certificate; the person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 2 or sheltered waters voyage.

Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Legalities
  • Disease Management & Biohazards
  • The Emergency Medical Services System
  • Scene Management
  • Head, Spine and Pelvic Injuries
  • Bleeding Management and Shock
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Sudden Medical Conditions
  • Airway and Breathing Emergencies
  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • AED training
  • Secondary Survey
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Burns
  • Poisons, Substance Abuse and Misuse
  • Environmental injuries and illnesses
  • Introduced to pharmacology and other advanced topics/interventions for the marine industry

Certifications

This course is approved federally by Transport Canada (TP 13008E). The certification is valid for five (5) years from the date of course.

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