This training course primary is intended for existing seafarers who are going to take charge of
medical care on board ships.
Objectives of the Course
In this course the participants will be competent to provide medical care for the sick persons and injured while they remain on board and to participate in coordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships.
The course complies with all requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended, Chapter VI, Sections A-VI/
4 and Table A-VI/ 4 of the SCTW Code, as well as covers all subject areas recommended by IMO Model course 1.15 “Medical Care”. The course is certified by Georgian Maritime Administration.
Duration of the training course
The duration of the Medical Care training course is 8 working days.
The Training course covers the following topics:
Medical First Aid revision;
Care of casualties involving:
Head and spinal injuries;
Injuries of ear, nose, throat and eyes;
External and internal bleeding;
Burns, scalds and frostbite;
Fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries;
Wounds, wound healing and infection;
Techniques of sewing and clamping;
Management of acute abdominal conditions;
Minor surgical treatment;
Dressing and bandaging;
Medicines and medical equipment;
Surgical equipment, instruments and supplies;
Medical conditions and emergencies;
Sexually transmitted diseases;
Tropical and infectious diseases;
Alcohol and drug abuse;
Gynecology, pregnancy and childbirth;
Medical care of rescued persons;
Death at sea;
Environmental control on board ship (hygiene);
Disease prevention, including:
Disinfection, disinfestation, de-ratting
Keeping records and copies of applicable regulations:
Keeping medical records;
International and national maritime medical regulations;
Radio medical advice;
Transportation of the ill and injured, including helicopter evacuation;
Medical care of sick seafarers involving cooperation with port health authorities or out-patient wards in port.
To be assigned on Medical Care training course, participant should present national passport, Medical First Aid training course certificate or previous Medical Care training course certificate.