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MSSM 1200 - Marine Advanced First Aid Revised

Marine Safety and Seamanship Part-time Studies Course

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Course Details

This certification course has been developed to meet Transport Canada requirements for Marine Advanced First Aid. Every seafarer who is designated to apply immediate advanced first aid in the event of an accident or illness on board must demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties, and responsibilities as described: immediate action; first aid kits; body structure and function; toxicological hazards aboard ship; examination of the patient; spinal injuries; burns, scalds, and effects of heat and cold; fractures, dislocations, and muscular injuries; medical care of rescued persons, including distress, hypothermia, and cold exposure; radio medical advice; pharmacology; sterilization; cardiac arrest, drowning, and asphyxia; psychological and psychiatric problems; and patient assessment.

Prerequisite(s)

Marine Basic First Aid. Participants must be 16 years of age and older. Pre-reading and picture ID required.

Credits

2.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe basic anatomy.
  • Explain roles and responsibility.
  • Explain infection control principles.
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper procedure of dealing with emergency scene management.
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper procedure of dealing with shock and unconsciousness.
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper procedure of dealing with respiratory emergencies.
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper procedure of dealing with airway management (airway obstruction, oral airways and suction, and oxygen therapy).
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper procedure of dealing with airway management (artificial respiration).
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper procedure of dealing with cardiovascular emergencies (1-2 Rescuer CPR).
  • Describe and explain the proper use of an automated external defibrillator.
  • Demonstrate a secondary survey.
  • Demonstrate and explain how to control severe bleeding on a casualty.
  • Explain various types of medical emergencies.
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper procedure of dealing with various medical scenarios such as head and spinal injuries, chest injuries, heat and cold injuries, and wound management.
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper procedure of dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper procedure of dealing with burns on a casualty.
  • Demonstrate and explain the proper use of dealing with poisons, bites, and stings.
  • Describe and perform the proper process of dealing with eye injuries.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2009

Related Programs

MSSM 1200 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Marine Engineering
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma
  2. Nautical Sciences
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma

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