1741 | Medical Care Person in Charge


Course Number : 1741
Course Length: 40 hours
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 16
Price: $1,750.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Prerequisite: Medical Care Provider within 6 months

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Medical Care Person in Charge (MIDATL-307) course will satisfy:

  • The Management of Medical Care training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(ix), 11.307(a)(3)(ix), 11.311(a)(3)(vi), 11.313(a)(3)(vi), and 11.315(a)(3)(ii); AND
  • The Person in Charge of Medical Care training and standards of competence requirements of 46 CFR 12.621; AND
  • The Medical Care standards of competence required by STCW Code Section A-VI/4 and Table A-VI/4-2, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 02-04; and NVICS 10-14(Ch-2), 11.14(Ch-2), 03-17(Ch-1), and 03-18 Tasks 19-1, 19.2, and 19.3.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed “Task Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification. 

This course covers the requirements of the STCW Convention as amended Chapter VI, Section A-VI/4, and Table A-VI/4-2. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in medical care, a trainee will be competent to participate effectively in coordinated schemes for medical assistance on ships at sea and to provide the sick or injured with a satisfactory standard of medical care while they remain onboard. The following are the competencies, knowledge, understanding, and proficiencies that will be accomplished during this course:

Competence:  Provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency
Care of casualty involving:
1. head and spinal injuries
2. injuries of ear, nose, throat, and eyes
3. external and internal bleeding
4. burns, scalds and frostbite
5. fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries
6. wounds, wound healing, and infection
7. pain relief
8. techniques of sewing and clamping
9. management of acute abdominal conditions
10. minor surgical treatment
11. dressing and bandaging

Aspects of nursing:
1.  general principles
2.  nursing care

Diseases, including:
1. medical conditions and emergencies
2. sexually transmitted diseases
3. tropical and infectious diseases

Alcohol and drug abuse:
1. Dental care
2. Gynecology, pregnancy, and childbirth
3. Medical care of rescued persons
4. Death at sea
5. Hygiene

Disease prevention, including:
1. disinfection, disinfestation, de-ratting
2. vaccinations

Keeping records and copies of applicable regulations:
1. keeping medical records
2. international and national maritime medical regulations

Competence:  Participate in coordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency
External assistance, including:
1. radio medical advice
2. transportation of the ill and injured, including helicopter evacuation
3. medical care of sick seafarers involving cooperation with port health authorities or out-patient wards in port

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

10/05/2020 – 10/09/2020
11/16/2020 – 11/20/2020
12/14/2020 – 12/18/2020

01/11/2021 – 01/15/2021
02/08/2021 – 02/12/2021
03/08/2021 – 03/12/2021
04/12/2021 – 04/16/2021
05/10/2021 – 05/14/2021
06/07/2021 – 06/11/2021
07/12/2021 – 07/16/2021
08/09/2021 – 08/13/2021
09/13/2021 – 09/17/2021
10/18/2021 – 10/22/2021
11/15/2021 – 11/19/2021
12/13/2021 – 12/17/2021

Class Starts at
:   8:00 a.m.

Check-in Time Starts at:   7:00 a.m.

Required Course Tools:
Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator$16.00