WELCOME TO RECFIRSTAID LTD: t/a Rescue Emergency Care

First Aid - Afloat

REC Emergency Care Series

Course Summary

**To book email waterfordfirstaid@gmail.com**

This course, which is run over 2 evenings, 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 course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

It fulfils the requirements for:

Skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven,;
Irish Sailing Association Instructors

The course is recommended by the ISA and the RYA

The subjects specific to boating include:

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