RYA First Aid Courses - A one-day course covering first aid from a boating perspective. The course is aimed at anyone afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.
You may be the vital link between the casualty and professional help and this course will give you the skills and confidence to deal with first aid situations aboard the vessel you are on. The RYA first aid course is designed to give those afloat, a working knowledge of first aid procedures for injuries and illness at sea. It is ideal for use on inland waterways or up to 60 miles, offshore as well as shore side.
Unlike many training centres, PHSS has a resuscitation manikin, the Laerdal QCPR Manikin. With a digital read out, this will assist you delivering Quality CPR. You will improve your compression and rescue breathing percentage, and evaluate your progress during the course. This is a superb training aid to saving life. You will be surprised by the results, with the live feedback available, compared to how you think CPR should be done. By improving the CPR quality, we can ensure more lives are saved.
Seafarers can be presented with difficult scenarios requiring first aid treatment at sea, and the course is tailored to meet the participant’s needs where possible. Practical sessions are an essential part of the day. Some areas covered are:
- CPR, choking and the recovery position
- Head injury and unconsciousness
- Bleeding and burns
- Injury and illness
- Hypothermia and heat injuries
- First aid kits
No previous experience is necessary.
The current RYA First Aid Manual is provided for the course.
On successful completion of the course. Valid for 3 years and then requalification is required to remain in date.
All of our First Aid Instructors have medic or paramedic backgrounds and skills. They have real experience of trauma and problems at sea and also include RNLI, Military or Mountain Rescues.
Light refreshments tea and coffee is provided
Lunch is available locally, or bring your own if you like
Group bookings taken, courses can be run anywhere subject to terms and conditions, call for details.