Originally Posted by MikeL
O2 admin, intermediate resuscitation, defibrillation, airway adjuncts, spinal management, advanced wound care, casualty handling, splinting
Mike - if someone wants those skills there are ways of learning it - but most of that is way beyond what is taught on a 4 day HSE course. So you are looking at probably 4 days standard first aid, and then another 4 days to cover the advanced skills? and even then thats really not going to leave you as an "expert"; that can only come through repeated practical application. I can't see there being many people who actually have that much time to spend on skills they hope never to use - unless e.g. they are specialist safety/rescue boat crews etc.
Then of course there is the fact that a normal boat has none of the above equipment on board anyway. Indeed I don't think most lifeboats carry defibs - unless I am out of date.
I am sure if you wanted then Tim Griffin, and possibly others including the guys in stonehaven who's name escapes me, could provide this with a "boaty" slant.