Maritime Skills Academy introduces Updated Medical Care course to Portsmouth

UK crew-training provider Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) has extended its training portfolio by introducing its Updated Medical Care course to Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions Training Academy in Portsmouth.

The intensive course is designed to provide masters and other persons designated to take charge of medical care on UK or EU-flag vessels – who are required to undertake updated training in Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship every five years – the training set out in Table A-V1/4-2.

It is an intensive course that requires, amongst other things, a certain amount of self-study in the evenings. Having an up-to-date First Aid knowledge is essential and a good working knowledge of the Ships Captains Medical Guide and the M1768 Ships Medical Stores List would be helpful, according to MSA.

There will be a particular focus on: 

  • Updating the learner on changes in resuscitation and bleeds management
  • Refreshing the learner’s knowledge on the medication and equipment on the M1768 Ships Medical Stores list
  • Fine tuning the skills required to carry out certain medical procedures

MSA says that anyone interested in booking on to the course in Portsmouth or its facility in Dover can do so online, by emailing info@vikingmsa.com or phoning +44 (0)300 303 8393.

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