RYA (Royal Yachting Society) First Aid – 1 day

Trainer Ratio: 1 Trainer to 12 Candidates.

Course Outline:

• Understand the role of a first aider in regards to;
• The importance of preventing cross infection
• The need for recording and/or reporting incidents and accidents
• Assessing a scenario and circumstances to ensure they act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
• Can perform CPR to current protocols and understand the differential for drowning
• Understand the importance of recovery position and the need to modify it for small spaces
• Can administer first aid to an unconscious casualty
• Can identify types of external bleeding and control of bleeding including the correct dressings, bandages and first aid equipment available including improvised dressings and bandages
• Understand, recognise and treat shock
• Understand, recognise and treat hypothermia following immersion and/or exposure
• Recognise the signs of reduced levels of response, with particular reference to serious head injury
• Can administer suitable first aid for the following ;
• Breathing difficulties
• Choking
• Chest Pain
• Seasickness
• Diabetic emergency
• Anaphylaxis
• Fractures
• Seizure
• Burns and scalds including chemical & electrical
• Treat minor cuts, grazes, bruises and splinters
• Can choose suitable first aid equipment CAT C
• Actions during helicopter Rescue

Trainer contact hours: 8 hours

Completion time scale: Normally 1 day but may be run over a period not exceeding 4 weeks, where each session lasts at least 4 hours.

Certification: RYA (Royal Yachting Society) First Aid certificate.

Renewal: Valid for three years.

For those that require it we can also include CAT C drug Use and CAT C first aid kit contents