|Day: Saturday 3rd February
|Time: 9:30 am -- 6:00 pm||
|Venue: Seminar Room 2, Institute for Manufacturing, CB3 0FS||
|Duration: 8.5 hours||
This is a very practical hands-on course to teach the management of all first-aid situations that can occur on board a yacht. From simple things such as sea-sickness, cuts and sprains, to the more serious, like fractures, bleeding, burns, head injury, hypothermia, and cardiac arrest.
All teaching is centred around scenario-based exercises, involving the use of resuscitation mannequins, automatic defibrillators, and simulated patients. Active participation is required from all course participants as they alternately take on the role of "skipper" to lead the rest of their "crew" in the management of the unwell crew member. The course teaches the practical skills of steristrips, bandaging, splints, slings, suturing and use of medications as well as the management of burns, shock, hypothermia, head injury and cardiac arrest.
The course results in an RYA First Aid certificate, which is valid for 3 years. There will be a lunch break of about 30 mins; students should provide their own packed lunch.
Course Administration Details
No prior experience is required, though prior sailing experience (of at least one weekend) would be useful.
Signing-Up & Questions
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