First Aid

First Aid is a one day course taught at our Club House.

Tea, coffee & biscuits provided.

 

It covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

 

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

The subjects specific to boating include:

  • the recovery position in a confined space

  • CPR, including the drowning protocol

  • cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure

  • seasickness and dehydration

  • medical assistance or advice by VHF

  • helicopter rescue

View the First Aid syllabus for course content here.

 

 As part of the course you are also provided with the Red Cross First Aid manual {worth £12.99) to take away.

To apply, please download and return this form to courses@twickenhamyc.org