The RYA First Aid course is an one day shore-based course. The course starts at 09:00 and finishes approximately at 17:00. At the end of the course you will receive an RYA First Aid certificate.
This course is a must have for all skippers and crews of sailing and motor yachts and generally for everyone who is planning to spend time at sea . The RYA First Aid certificate is a requirement for participating on RYA/ MCA Yachtmaster practical exams.
This course is MCA approved and satisfies the requirements for Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat certificates of competence and some commercial work afloat.
This course will be held at our Lygia classroom in Lefkada. Our classroom is fully equipped with all the necessary materials and equipment in order to familiarise your self with the procedures of using an A.E.D and providing C.P.R as well with the equipment used by First Aiders
We have maximum of 8 students on this course ensuring that each student gets the maximum possible attention.
|Duration||1 day ( 09:00- 17.00 )|
|Minimum recommended Age||18 y.o|
|Students – Instructor ratio||8:1 max|
|After the Course Ability||To achieve a working knowledge of first aid for people using small crafts and to be able to support skippers of yachts and motor vessels.|
|Certificate Granted ( upon succesful completion )||RYA First Aid certificate|
|Assessment, immediate actions and priorities within first aid||Unconsciousness and the recovery position|
|CPR, including the use of an AED||Drowning|
|Breathing difficulties||Failure of circulation : SHOCK|
|Blood and control of bleeding||Recognition of internal bleeding|
|Angina and heart attack||Levels of response and the AVPU scale|
|Head injury : concussion & compression||Immersion hypothermia & cold shock|
|Seasickness & dehydration||Diabetic emergency|
|Seizures||Fractures , including spinal injuries|
|First aid kits||The contents and use of the Category C first aid kit|
|Medevac: the evacuation of a casualty by helicopter||Weil’s disease, blue-green alge, child CPR, marine stings, fish hooks etc|
|Advice or assistance by Radio|
RYA First Aid Handbook ( FAB )
Tea / coffee / snacks
The First Aid certificate is a requirement for Yachtmaster practical exams
Ideal for skippers and crews and generally for those planning to spend time at sea