RYA Basic First Aid Course

Reacting with competence in a medical emergency can save lives. This one day course is designed with specific consideration for the range of first aid situations one may encounter on a yacht at sea. The course covers first aid skills from creating a sling to up to date resuscitation techniques.  It fulfills requirements for skippers working within 60 miles of a safe haven.  The course is MCA and HSE approved


1 Day

Assumed Knowledge

No previous knowledge

Course Content

Basic first aid procedures for small craft users with emphasis on CPR, drowning and hypothermia

Expected Learning Outcome

You will receive a First Aid qualification valid normally for two years commercially. On successful completion you will be given an official RYA certificate signed by your Instructor


From €250

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Topics covered
  • Medical shock – recognition and management
  • Accessing medical advice on VHF
  • The recovery position
  • Helicopter evacuation
  • Resuscitation techniques
  • Dealing with wounds, burns and fractures
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