The STCW First Aid and CPR Course is instructed in compliance with STCW Code A—VI/1-3. This course lasts 1 to 1½ days. This is one of the four required modules in the STCW Basic Safety Training (BST) Course.
STCW First Aid and CPR
The STCW First Aid and CPR Course module consists of theory and practical, covering basic first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in marine situations. An EMT or fire paramedic will teach you the step-by-step protocol for various emergency scenarios.
Find out how to assess emergency situations, draw likely conclusions, and to rectify them. You will learn to administer CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver and will practice these techniques on mannequins. This course also teaches you about injury maintenance, suppressing bleeding, and creating splints.
The STCW First Aid and CPR Course module is followed by a written examination.
Learn about the other three STCW Basic Safety Training Course modules here. Or visit one of the following:
- STCW Personal Survival Techniques (Ref A-VI/1-1): 1½ days of basic sea survival; this course includes a practical session in a swimming pool. Some schools will take two full days for this module.
- STCW Fire Prevention and Basic Firefighting (Ref A-VI/1-2): This two-day course includes both theory and live fire scenarios.
- STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (Ref A-VI/1-4): A half day of learning effective communication, use of safety equipment, using appropriate escape routes, and more. This 4-hour module is usually taught on the same day as the second day of Personal Survival.