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Marine First Aid (MFA)

2 Days - 16 Hours

Let’s face it, when the proverbial hits the fan, an ordinary first aid course just doesn’t cut it! Designed and presented by instructors who are both experienced in teaching first aid and emergency medical care, and being out on the water in all condition

Topics include: motion sickness, marine stingers, resuscitation at sea, hypothermia, near drowning, burns, spinal injuries, medical kits, wound care and suturing, and using prescription painkillers and antibiotics. Saturday evening’s program will involve a series of realistic scenarios that will allow you to practice your new skills.

Successful completion of this course meets, and exceeds, the requirements for:
Level 2 First Aid (formerly Senior First Aid)
Yachting Australia and RYA and ISAF racing rules of sailing 2013-2016 Special Regulations 4.07.6.
Coxwain and Master class 5 and 4.
Course directors: Dr Edi Albert & Fiona McColley. Edi has extensive experience in remote and emergency medicine, has worked “down south” with the Australian Antarctic Division on the Aurora Australis, kayaked Bass Strait, and sailed in Australia and abroad. He runs “expedition medicine” courses in Tasmania and abroad through www.wildernesseducationgroup.com. Fiona is Wilderness EMT certified, and owns and runs Wilderness First Aid Consultants who specialise in providing a range of wilderness first aid courses throughout Australia (www.wfac.com.au ).

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