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Elementary First Aid (EFA)

Course Topics

  • Introduction
  • Priorities
  • General Principal of First Aid Aboard Ship
  • Unconscious Casualties
  • Diagnostic Signs in Unconsciousness
  • Basic Life Support: Artificial Respiration and Heart Compression
  • Mouth-to-Mouth Respiration
  • Mouth-to-Nose Respiration
  • Alternative Method of Artificial Respiration (Slivester Method)
  • Heart Compression (Step C)
  • Summary of Points to be Remembered When Applying Artificial Respiration and Heart Compression
  • Severe Bleeding and Control
  • Shock
  • Clothing on Fire
  • Heat Burns and scalds
  • Electrical Burns and Electrocution
  • Chemical Splashes
  • Fractures and General treatment
  • General Treatment
  • Bleeding
  • Pain
  • Immobilization
  • Circulation of Blood
  • Fractures of Specific Body Areas
  • Skull
  • Upper Jaw
  • Lower Jaw
  • Collar Bone, Shoulder Blade, and Shoulder
  • Upper Arm (Humerus) and the Elbow
  • Lower Arm (Radius and Ulna) or Forearm
  • Wrist and hand
  • Finger
  • Spine
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Pelvis
  • Hip to Knee
  • Knee
  • Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula)
  • Both Legs
  • Ankle and Foot
  • Dislocations & First Aid
  • First Aid
  • Head Injuries
  • Blast Injuries
  • Lungs
  • Head
  • Abdomen
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Bleeding from the Nose
  • Bleeding from the lip, cheek,and tongue
  • Bleeding from a Tooth Socket
  • Bleeding from the Ear Passage
  • Choking
  • Suffocation
  • Strangulation
  • Standard Dressing
  • Transporting a Casualty
  • Manhandling
  • Neil Robertson Stretcher
  • First aid satchels or boxes
  • Emergency Medical Outfits
  • Oxygen Administration (Oxygen Therapy)
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Circulatory System (Heart and Blood Vessels)
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System and Abdomen
  • The Urinary System
  • The Nervous System
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Skin

Introduction

Introduction:

  • This course complies with the IMO model course 1.13.
  • Elementary First Aid (EFA) is designed to form part of the minimum basic safety training for seafarers. The aim of this EFA course is to give all persons intending to go to sea a basic knowledge of the immediate action to be taken upon encountering an accident or other medical emergencies at sea.
  • This course covers the basic requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-3.On meeting the minimum standard of competence in Elementary First Aid, a trainee will be competent to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency until the arrival of the person with proper medical facilities.