At sea, medical help may not be readily available, so would you know what to do?
Our RYA First Aid Course is delivered by experienced First Aiders, most of whom work in the medical profession and have extensive boating experience. Most importantly however, is that they are also yachtsmen, and so appreciate the added problems that dealing with a first aid situation at sea presents.
During the course you will be taught how to do mouth to mouth resuscitation and chest compressions, in both the classroom, and a more confined location such as in a yacht galley. You will go through putting someone in the recovery position, dealing with common medical emergencies such as asthma, epilepsy and diabetes, as well as dangers specific to sailing such as drowning and hypothermia.
This course is an approved MCA Boatmaster Licence ancillary course, qualifying the holder for all water categories – A, B, C and D.
If you require Category C drug endorsement this can be achieved by some additional work at the completion of the one day 1st Aid course.
This course is a pre-requisite for Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Exam candidates
Duration: 1 Day
Hilary our 1st Aid Instructor and Challenger in action making a video with our friends at Fowey Lifeboat making a film for the history channel – October 2011