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A comprehensive first aid and CPR skills training course for those in the marine/fishing industry.

Marine Advanced First Aid and BLS

Marine Advanced First Aid and BLS

A comprehensive first aid and CPR skills training course for those in the marine/fishing industry.

This comprehensive Canadian Red Cross Marine Advanced First Aid course teaches first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need a higher level of training in the marine/fishing industry. This course trains participants how to react and improvise in a marine setting and is specifically designed for any person who wants to obtain a Master's or Officer's certificate or endorsement, or those providing first-aid on board a vessel engaged on a coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage. Participants spend the majoriey of the course doing hands-on first aid and participating in first-aid scenarios.

 

This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008.

 

There are no prerequisites for this course, however previous first aid courses and anatomy knowledge will help with your success, as will reading and studying at home outside of course hours. Participants must successfully demonstrate skills, practical scenarios, attend and participate in 100% of the course, and achieve a minimum of 75% on the written, closed book knowledge evaluation.

Full Course Length 40 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

Marine Advanced First Aid includes:

  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the Call
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway Management and Respiratory Emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Acute and Chronic Illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental Illnesses
  • Pregnancy, Labour, and Delivery
  • Special Populations
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Reaching, Lifting, and Extricating Patients
  • Multiple-Casualty Incidents
  • Pharmacology
  • Marine Environment
  • Workplace

FAQs

How long is Marine advanced first aid good for?

Marine Advanced First Aid is valid for 3 years from the date of certification.

What is covered in advanced first aid?

There are several different types of more advanced first aid courses aimed at teaching people first aid beyond a regular ‘layrescuer’ skills. What is covered will depend on the specific course, but for advanced courses such as OFA Level 2, OFA Level 3, First Responder and Marine Advanced First Aid courses you will learn more detailed primary assessments and treatments, more detailed tracking of a person’s condition over time. You may also learn about patient and packaging and transportation. Another important part of more advanced courses will be much more time to practice and become proficient in your basic skills, and much more rigorous practical testing in order to successfully pass the course and become certified.

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will receive both a Red Cross certification in Marine Advanced First Aid and a Transport Canada certification. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no certification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Marine Advanced First Aid course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Workbook (virtual)

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Who should take this course?

  • Those seeking a Master's or Officer's certificate or endorsement
  • those providing first-aid on board a vessel engaged on a coastal voyage/class 1/unlimited voyage

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Marine Advanced First Aid and BLS course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Great balance between professionalism and fun. The learning atmosphere was comfortable. Excellent! I feel prepared to apply my knowledge when needed.

Chelsea Archer Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was the most enjoyable first aid class I have taken. Very “hands on” and much more informative than just reading a book. 

Paul Foley Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course - great instructor (which is why I come back every year).

Evelyn CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

The instructor was amazing! So energetic and funny - I highly enjoyed the course. I feel very knowledgeable and confident I can use what I've learned to aid those in need. Thanks!

Bryna Kennedy Emergency Childcare First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Scenarios were well thought out and realistic. Enjoyed all the variety and encouragement. Mike was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Thank you. Training aids were extensive, demos helpful and info current.

Chris Smith Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course. Simple yet effective. i appreciated how to-the-point it was.

Shirley Rudecki CPR HCP, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This course exceeded my expectations and kept me engaged throughout both days.

Evette Morland Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course, I like the hands on approach. Jason kept it engaging and dynamic, and was very knowledgeable on all questions.

Nicki Pederson Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

It was an excellent course. Very hands-on and engaging. The instructor was energetic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I learned a lot today, and even though it was 8 hours it flew by.

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