Marine Advanced First Aid with BLS (MAFA)
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.
- Marine First Aid Course Advanced Content
- The Professional Responder
- Responding to the call
- Infection prevention and control
- Anatomy and physiology
- Airway management and respiratory emergencies
- Circulatory emergencies
- Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
- Head and spinal injuries
- Acute and chronic illnesses
- Environmental illnesses
- Pregnancy, labour, and delivery
- Special populations
- Crisis intervention
- Reaching, lifting, and extricating patients
- Multiple-casualty incidents
- Marine environment
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.
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)
Note: Date of Birth and Address is mandatory for NL Workplace First Aid, Marine First Aid, All Lifeguard, Instructor, and Instructor Trainer, certifications.
If you are registering more than 1 person, please make sure you are using different emails for each participant