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A comprehensive two-day Nanaimo course for those providing first aid in a marine environment.

Nanaimo Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C

Nanaimo Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C

A comprehensive two-day Nanaimo course for those providing first aid in a marine environment.

The Nanaimo Canadian Red Cross Marine Basic First Aid course is a comprehensive two-day first aid training program designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. The first aid course skills are very similar to the Standard First Aid course - the main difference is that the scenarios used are taken from the marine/fishing industry. This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E.

At Alert First-Aid, we not only believe it our job to teach you the required information, but to ensure you feel confident and empowered when treating injuries. We do this with our hands-on learning approach, running realistic first aid scenarios that are relevant for you, using real first aid supplies in-class, and encouraging you to ask questions and practice in a safe and fun environment. All of our instructors go through a comprehensive training course and mentorship program before they are ready to teach a first aid course with Alert First-Aid.

We are doing our best to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Masks are mandatory for the duration of the couse. You can check out our Resources section to view our full COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Full Course Length 16 hours - $190.00

Course Details

Topics Covered

Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C includes:

  • The Red Cross
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Wound Care
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons

FAQs

Is BLS better than CPR?

While BLS is definitely more comprehensive than a regular CPR course, it really isn’t appropriate unless you are a professional responder or healthcare worker in a clinical setting. BLS assumes the availability of equipment that most people won’t have, and focuses on how to work as a team with others trained in BLS. If you work in these environments, then BLS is the best course for you! In a CPR C course, you will learn skills that will be much more practical if you are not a professional responder or healthcare worker. You will learn to do CPR on anyone, whether it be an adult, child or baby. You will also learn to improvise your technique based on the equipment available, and use equipment that you are more likely to find in a typical First Aid or AED kit.If you are a member of the community that needs to learn CPR for work, or just to be ready for emergencies wherever they may happen - CPR C is the best course for you!

What is the highest level of CPR certification?

Unless you are a professional responder or a health care worker who works in an out of hospital clinic, ‘CPR Level C’ is the highest level of CPR, covering CPR and the use of an AED for Adults, Children , and infants. Alert First Aid teaches CPR C courses regularly, both in stand-alone format and as part of our regular first aid courses. For professional responders and healthcare workers who work as part of a CPR unit, there are higher levels of CPR such as Basic Life Support or Advanced Life Support - but these courses are not appropriate for most people who need CPR for their work in the community.

How long is Marine basic first aid valid for?

Marine Basic First Aid expires after 3 years, so you will need to retake the course every 3 years to keep it maintained.

What is marine basic first aid?

Marine Basic First Aid is a 2 day course that is essentially the very same as Red Cross Standard First Aid, with a few extra topics specific to the marine environment, such as communication in an emergency on the water, and added emphasis on the topics of drowning, hypothermia, and shock. We offer this course regularly in a blended format, where you can do the knowledge portion online, and then complete the course with an 8-hour in-class session.

Why do aquatic Marines need first aid?

Transport Canada has jurisdiction over first aid requirements for people who work on the water. There are two types of Marine First Aid Courses. For those who work on smaller craft or lower risk environments. Marine Basic First Aid is the appropriate course.Marine Basic First Aid is a 2 day course that is essentially the very same as Red Cross Standard First Aid, with a few extra topics specific to the marine environment, such as communication in an emergency on the water, and added emphasis on the topics of drowning, hypothermia, and shock. We offer this course regularly in a blended format, where you can do the knowledge portion online, and then complete the course with an 8-hour in-class session. Marine Advanced First Aid may be required for those who work on larger vessels or higher risk environments. Marine Advanced First Aid is essentially the very same as a Red Cross First Responder course with a few added ‘marine topics’ and This is an intensive week long course.

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 Basic 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.

There are no certification classes at this time. Please check back.

Recertification

There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual Nanaimo

The Marine Basic First Aid course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

Where to find us:

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Who should take this course?

  • Fishing guides
  • coast guards
  • commercial fishers
  • fishing engaged on a near coastal voyage (class 1/NC1/class 2/NC2/sheltered waters voyage/SW)

Looking for a group class?

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

Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Lantzville | Comox | Courtenay | Cumberland | Campbell River

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

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