1740 | Medical Care Provider


Course Number: 1740
Course Length: 24 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 12
Price: $950.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Medical Care Provider (MIDATL-310) course will satisfy the following:

  • STCW Code Table A-VI/4-1; and
  • The competency requirements of 46 CFR 12.619(a)(2); and the Medical First-Aid Provider training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(i); 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)(i); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(i); 46 CFR 11.329(a)(4)(i); 46 CFR 11.335(a)(3)(i); and 46 CFR 12.619(a)(1); and
  • The specific task from NVIC 12-14 (Ch-1) Task 16.1).

The courses aims to provide the training for candidates to provide medical first aid on board ship. This course is in accordance with Section A-VI/4 and Table A-VI/4-1 of the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code as amended endorsement as an officer in charge of a navigational watch, as an officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine room, or as a designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine, or each candidate seeking to meet the standards of competence for seafarers designated to provide medical first aid on board ship. Successfully demonstrating the skills required to meet American Heart Association (AHA) CPR standards will result in the issuance of an AHA CPR certification.

This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Code as amended Chapter VI, Section A-VI/4, and Table A-VI/4-1. Meeting the minimum standard of competence in medical first aid, a trainee will be competent to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness onboard. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be competent to conduct a primary and secondary survey of a sick or injured crewmember, immobilize the patient, and begin immediate treatment to preserve life. These are all skills, which typically must be performed before obtaining radio medical advice. This is a non-simulator based course.

Apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board

  • First-aid kit
  • Body structure and function
  • Toxicological hazards onboard, including use of the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving:
    • Dangerous Goods (MFAG) or its national equivalent
    • Examination of casualty or patient
    • Spinal injuries
    • Burns, scalds and effects of heat and cold
    • Fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries
    • Medical care of rescued persons
    • Radio medical advice
    • Pharmacology
    • Sterilization
    • Cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia

Recommended Study Material:
Merchant Marine Officers Hand Book. William B. Hayler, Editor
Master’s Handbook on Ship’s Business Third Edition Tuuli Messer

01/31/2022 – 02/02/2022
02/28/2022 – 03/02/2022
04/04/2022 – 04/06/2022
05/02/2022 – 05/04/2022
06/01/2022 – 06/03/2022
07/05/2022 – 07/07/2022
08/01/2022 – 08/03/2022
09/06/2022 – 09/08/2022
10/03/2022 – 10/05/2022
10/31/2022 – 11/02/2022
12/05/2022 – 12 07/2022