Combined Medical First Aid and Medical Care (STCW)

Medical First Aid
It is of vital importance that persons on board ships can provide medical first aid to fellow persons on board. Legal requirements are set for this in the international STCW Convention. Every officer is required to be in possession of a valid certificate. The Medical First Aid course teaches you to act quickly and efficiently in the event of accidents and illness on board.

Medical Care
The international STCW convention also sets legal requirements for the medical care provided on board ships. The person on board responsible for medical care is required to be in possession of a valid certificate. Medical Care training teaches you to provide medical care to the sick and injured on board.

In this combination training, all components are covered as prescribed in STCW tables AV / 4-1 (Medical First Aid) and 4-2 (Medical Care). The training is certified by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) under institute code NL007.

Are you interested in this training? Use the ‘Book direct’ button to view the schedule and book the training.

During this training, the instructor deals with realistic situations that can occur on board. You learn to estimate the situation and act accordingly. Supervising a medical evacuation is also part of the training program. The emphasis is on the practical skills of medical first aid and medical care on board.

The following topics are covered during the training:

  • Recognize the causes, extent, and severity of accidents and illness on board;
  • Providing rapid medical first aid in the event of accidents and illness;
  • Providing medical care to the sick and injured on board according to the guidelines of national and international medical manuals on board;
  • Recognizing changes in the patient’s condition;
  • Requesting external assistance and supervising a medical evacuation.

At the end of this training:

  • you can recognize the causes, extent, and severity of accidents and illness;
  • you are able to provide medical first aid and medical care on board quickly and efficiently;
  • you know how to monitor the patient’s condition and act accordingly;
  • you are able to request external assistance;
  • can guide you in a medical evacuation.


Course times:
On the first day, participants are expected to register at 8 a.m. The second training day starts at 8.15 am, both days end around 5 pm.

The training is given in Dutch. On request, the training for groups can be organized in a different language.

In the event of a positive assessment of the final test, an official (ILenT / Shipping approved) STCW’78 as the modified certificate will be issued and the sample booklet will be stamped.
It is important that you submit the required documents on time, otherwise, we cannot issue a certificate.

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