PS Mer (First aid at sea)


30% of the crew members, skipper included or at least two crew members, skipper included must attend training such as described in the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations.


Being able to take charge of common injuries and diseases onboard, as well as performing emergency medical actions in case of a serious incident onboard. And also, advising the person in charge so that they know when requiring outside assistance and when abandoning a race to call at the nearest port.


8 hours / 1 day

Number of trainees

Minimum 4 / Maximum 14


Annex G of « ISAF Offshore Special Regulations »


– Introduction
– Marine medical environment and particularities
– Publications
– First Aid kit per OSR race categories
– Contents category 4 (recommendations)
– Contents categories 2-3 (recommendations)
– Categories 1-0 (if applicable)
– Remote medical communications
–Supports options (advisory medical services by official organisations)
– Mobile phone options GSM/Radio as support
– Licences/certificates for VHF/HF radio communications
– First Aid – Basics
– Basic anatomy/Physiology
– The ABCDE (securing the environment, checking the spinal cord and ventilation, breathing, blood flow and bleeding, handicap, exposure and protection related to the environment)
– Stopping a major external hemorrhage
– Offshore accidents and onboard actions
– Common onboard accidents (injuries, cuts, wrist sprain, etc…)
– General diseases, fatigue etc…
– Actions and treatment
– Helicopter evacuation
– Transferring an injured person onboard a rescue craft
– Offshore specific medical conditions
– Seasickness
– Hypothermia (picked up person out of the water)
– Dehydration
– Concussion
– Maintaining a high blood sugar level (than eating and drinking)
– Cardiac and respiratory failure
– Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
– Artificial breathing
– Using a defibrillator
– Systematic accident management
– Wounds and injuries assessment
– Decisions and actions – when to require outside assistance, when to abandon and call at the nearest port
– Observation and treatment of patients
– Psychological treatment
– Human reaction when in distress
– Treatment of psychological breakdown
– Group crisis management
– Debriefing procedures
– Practical training
– Patient observation and treatment
– Radio medical training
– Decision making
– when to call for assistance, when to abandon
– Exam




Paramedics organisation approved by the Federal Medical Commission.

End of training exam


Attestation for the delivery of an STCW certificate



certification/attestation RATE

The certification/attestation rate for this training is 100%



Quotation on demand


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