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Old 24 June 2008, 13:39   #1
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First aid / medical courses

Is there any market out there for running more advanced first aid / medical courses then the basic RYA type course?

There seems to be a massive jump from what is required when operating in cat 0 & 1 waters to cat 2 - 6?

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Old 24 June 2008, 13:56   #2
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STCW 95 Covers it .You have to have a Medical background to become a Instructor lots of Sailing Schools run this type of course.
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What I mean is extra training for cat 3 - 6 rib operators who want but might not be required to have more then a basic 1/2 day course.

I was thinking of things like:

O2 admin, intermediate resuscitation, defibrillation, airway adjuncts, spinal management, advanced wound care, casualty handling, splinting

Things that could make a difference if you are fair way from a safe haven or the chopper is not available?


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I just seems strange to me that a first aider at Boots or Tesco is required to have 3 or 4 days of training and a boat operator only is required to have 1 day. (Not that I am a big fan of HSE first aid at work courses)

I wondered if there is a market out there for running extra training for those who want it?

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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 Indeed I don't think most lifeboats carry defibs - unless I am out of date.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.
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I don't need the training as I am a medic instructor, I just wondered if there was a market for this type of training, I guess not

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I think there is a market out there for specific courses . The last course I went on was run by an off road motorcycle school for their instructors . they had 2 paramedics run the course who iam sure did it as a second job .
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surew is falke Nutec OPITO ERRV Anvanced Medical Aider

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or I guess you could dp your own course
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I don't need the training as I am a medic instructor, I just wondered if there was a market for this type of training, I guess not

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Mike there may well be a market - but its going to be limited to a very specialist group - and the majority of them already have the training or alternative means to get the training. I am sure you are aware that the general first aid market is highly competitive, and most people are doing the training because they need to (for some regulation or other) rather than necessarily want to. That means they will generally do the minimum/cheapest to get the required "ticket".
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