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:
- 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
- Poisons, Substance Abuse and Misuse
- Environmental injuries and illnesses
- Introduced to pharmacology and other advanced topics/interventions for the marine industry
This course is approved federally by Transport Canada (TP 13008E). The certification is valid for five (5) years from the date of course.
As we navigate through these challenging times, we have the health and well-being of our clients, staff, and the community at top of mind.
In response to COVID-19, we will be offering online training as temporary evidence of first aid training in several of our Canadian provinces*. Paired with this, we are also offering a $20 discount on the online-only portion of our approved Blended eLearning training courses in:
Please see the following blog post for further details, conditions, and course parameters.
For our Online Training, please click the following URL.
*Not available in British Columbia, Quebec or Newfoundland
Your safety is paramount to all of us here at Rescue 7 Inc. We hope through these initiatives, we can continue to safely encourage, support and develop the skillset you need to get you where you want to go.
At this time, we are carefully monitoring the rapidly changing environment of COVID-19 and will continue to update you on any changes as the global crisis evolves.
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