The Ship Captain’s Medical course has been designed to ensure the appointed medical Officer meets the First Aid requirements for rendering medical assistance to any crew member in the event of a traumatic accident or medical emergency on board.
The objective is to train the learner to a level that he, or she, is the extension of the Marine Doctor ashore. They should first be able to communicate with Radio medical Advice in such a way that both parties understand each other. He must be able to respond appropriately to the emergency and then assist in making a diagnosis and prognosis of the casualty’s condition.
Know how to treat the casualty according to the advice given via Radio Medical Advice, and then monitor and nurse the casualty and report back on the progress regularly.