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The importance of proper offshore first aid training

07 January 2014

The sea is an amazing part of the world with lots of potential. It is pretty to look at, but also very much fun to experience. For working purposes or just for relaxation, the wild waves of the water have a challenging character which we are eager to get to know better. However, the sea also brings great danger. It is important not to underestimate it and react appropriate to it. A proper offshore training can come as a solution. The importance of such training may not be underestimated. There is no hospital on the open sea, which means that medical assistance will take longer to arrive than ashore. It must be stated, a proper offshore first aid training can really make a difference.

Efficient intervening at a medical emergency

For all the people who are to be found at sea regularly, it is important to know how to react in certain medical emergencies. For example it may always happen that one of the passengers on your boat falls overboard. It is of absolute necessity to intervene in an efficient manner. However, it is important to know how to get the person on board, and especially what help to administer. Waiting for medical help from outside often takes too long, which doesn’t improve the chances of survival of the person. By following a good quality course in offshore medical care (Nogepa 2.2A & Nogepa 2.2B) FMTC can significantly reduce these risks, and you know how to handle these situations perfectly.

Offshore medical care is important

As stated in the title, offshore medical care is very important. It is of such importance that everybody who works offshore on a regular basis should follow a medical care course. You will be taught to execute some essential actions which protects the lives of you and others from the dangers of the open sea. Does this sound like music in your ears? Stop hesitating and subscribe for a course today!

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