Marine Advanced First Aid with BLS (MAFA)

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Course Description: Designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board a vessel. Participants will gain knowledge of marine first aid equipment, and the transferring of patients from a ship. All aspects of course are focused on a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008E.

Intended Audience: Any person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage. Participants who want to obtain a master or officer certificate or endorsement. Everyone over the age of 13.

Course Prerequisites: None. A student does not require a CDN in order to participate in a MAFA course. Everyone
What's a CDN number?
A Candidate Document Number (CDN) is a unique number given to an individual by Transport Canada to assist with record keeping and document identification. This will be a requirement prior to your Seafarers Medical Examination and important if you are working towards a certain Certificate of Competency.

Course Overview:
Course content:

  • Marine First Aid Course Advanced Content
  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour, and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting, and extricating patients
  • Multiple-casualty incidents
  • Pharmacology
  • Marine environment
  • Workplace

Course duration (time/days): 31 hours in-class (3 days)
Certification: 3-year Red Cross certification in Marine Advanced First Aid and a Transport Canada certification. Certificates are issued by Red Cross upon successful completion and CPR/AED Level C (BLS)

Recertification of Marine First Aid is not permitted by Transport Canada TP 13008E.

Course Materials:
Included in the course:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text (eBook)

(Hard copy can be purchased, but it is not included in the course)

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