RYA Small Craft First Aid

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Picture yourself 40 miles offshore on a dark stormy night. A member of your crew has been involved in an engine fire. Would you know what to do? If the answer is no then this course is ideal for you.

The RYA First Aid course is designed to teach you exactly what to do in these situations. From the minor ailments such as headaches, sunburn and small lesions through to the immediate response to serious medical emergencies. This course covers the situations that you are likely to encounter. There is particular emphasis on resuscitation techniques and the "first care" of a man overboard victim. Your instructor will explain the procedures for obtaining outside medical assistance and the helicopter rescue service and can advise you on the correct first aid stores for your own boat. Our instructors all have experience of the particular difficulties of administering first aid within the confines of a small boat away from land and you will have the chance to try actions such as CPR and the recovery position.

This course is a must for all who go afloat, and skippers should encourage their crews to attend. Remember it may be you who needs attention! At the completion of the course you will be issued with the RYA Small Craft First Aid Certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 years from the time of issue and is a prerequisite for those taking the Advanced Powerboat course and Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Examinations.

Course fee: £100.00

Sole tuition dates by arrangement cost £300.00 contact centre to make payment.

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