This course provides training to mariners seeking to complete basic first aid and CPR training to meet the requirement for issuance of an original USCG Merchant Mariner’s license or satisfy the Elementary First Aid training requirements of STCW – 95 Basic Safety Training (BST). Any student who successfully completes the training and presenting a certificate of training within 5 years (one year for licenses) to a US Coast Guard Regional Examination Center (REC) will satisfy the Basic Safety – Elementary First Aid training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI-1-3 of the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code and 46 CFR 10.205(1)(3) and the First Aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 10.l205(h)(1)(ii) and 10.205(h)(2)(iii) for original issuance of a license.
This course will also be of value to others who need First Aid and CPR training who may or may not operate vessels on the water who may not be seeking U.S. Coast Guard licenses, or whose experience is not up to the minimum requirements established under ideal conditions. Because of this, entry standards can be adjusted to suite the particular circumstances. In most cases, the students for each course will normally have backgrounds that meet or exceed the ideal entry standards stated above.
The course is divided into three sections covering the following topics:
- Responding to an emergency/the emergency plan
- Adult CPR including CPR practical examination
- Basic First Aid including first aid practical examination