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First Aid Training

First Aid Training

The RYA First Aid one day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, from a being on the water/land perspective. The course is aimed at anyone who is ashore or afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries, the world’s oceans or in the training room.

Course content:

  • - Perform CPR. Adult – Child – Baby
  • - Practice with a Training Defibrillator
  • - Actions for drowning
  • - The recovery position
  • - Control bleeding – Bandaging, Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings
  • - Shock; recognise and treat it
  • - Cold shock and hypothermia
  • - Reduced consciousness
  • - General treatment for: breathing difficulties, chest pain, seasickness, diabetic emergency, anaphylaxis, hyperthermia, fractures, seizures, burns, and heart conditions
  • - Equipping a suitable First Aid Kit
  • - How to get medical advice or assistance by VHF/SRC radio
  • - How to prepare for the evacuation of a casualty by helicopter
  • - (Yacht Skippers – Category ‘C’ Equipment).

The RYA First Aid Manual is provided in the fee for this course.

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