What we cover on the course:
The one day RYA First Aid At Sea Course covers all the basic first aid subjects, but focuses on those operating on yachts and small craft with various situations looked at from a boating perspective.
It is aimed at anyone who is going afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or coastal passages.
CPR. Adult – Child – Baby
Practice with a Defibrillator (AED)
Actions for drowning
The recovery position.
Control bleeding – Bandaging, Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings.
Shock; recognise and treat it
Cold shock and hypothermia Reduced consciousness
General treatment for:- breathing difficulties, chest pain, seasickness, diabetic emergency, anaphylaxis, hyperthermia, fractures, seizures, burns, and heart conditions
Equipping a suitable First Aid Kit
How to get medical advice or assistance by VHF/SRC radio How to prepare for the evacuation of a casualty by helicopter (Yacht Skippers – Category ‘C’ Equipment)