MAS-200: First Aid at Sea 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title: MAS 200 First Aid at Sea                                      

Campus:   FSM-FMI

Initiator:   Alvin E. Sinem

Date: 5/6/16

Course description
To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills required to provide the immediate and ongoing treatment to the sick and injured whilst at sea and maintain that casualty until the arrival of a higher medical authority

SPC Module Name & Code: SPC 003 Basic First Aid at Sea                              SPC Required Contact Hrs - 15
STCW – 95 Reg. V1/1, Table AVI/1-3

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

3

x

6

=

18

=

 

Practicum

 

5

x

6

=

30

=

 

Lecture/Prac

 

 

x

 

=

48

=

 

Workshop

 

 

x

 

=

 

=

 

 

 

 

 
Total  Semester Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[ x  ] Certificate               Certificate of Completion – Basic Safety
[  x ] Other                      A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency by the FSM Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure.

PREREQUISITES:

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

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1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

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2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

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3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

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4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

 

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5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

 

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6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

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7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

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8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate competency in providing advanced first aid treatment at sea.
    2. Demonstrate competency in fire prevention techniques and organization of a shipboard firefighting team.
    3. Demonstrate competency in providing safety procedures for abandonment from a merchant or fishing vessel.
    4. Demonstrate understanding in providing security awareness on board vessels.

COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to:

  1. Outline the basic concepts underlying the practice of First Aid, and describe the procedures involved in dealing with a major accident;
  2. Describe and demonstrate the priorities of management in First Aid Care dealing with life threatening conditions;
  3. Identify, describe and manage 5 specific conditions Heart Attack, Stroke, Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy;
  4. Describe the dangers associated with a bleeding wound, and manage blood loss;
  5. Describe the dangers of and provide management for Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries;
  6. Describe the dangers associated with and the management of burns and eye injuries;
  7. Describe the dangers associated with and the management of poisoning and envenomation;
  8. Describe the dangers associated with and the management of Hypothermia and Hyperthermia;
  9. Explain how to recognize and manage Blast injuries and Crush Injuries;
  10. Explain the implications involved in patient treatment and Secondary Survey;
  11. Demonstrate and describe how to use and administer oxygen resuscitation equipment;
  12. Explain the spread of infection by means of Cross Infection;
  13. Describe   responsibilities regarding the medicine cabinet, first aid boxes and emergency first aid carry bag;
  14. List the type of publications, processes and organizations that the ships staff has at their disposal to assist in medical situations at sea; and
  15. Explain the emergency procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods.

COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:

CSLO (General) 1: Outline the basic concepts underlying the practice of First Aid, and describe the procedures involved in dealing with a major accident.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  • Define the term First Aid.

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Written tests, oral and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students competence in:

  • defining the term First Aid
  • listing 4 main responsibilities of the First Aider or Responder
  • listing 5 primary priorities for any casualty
  • demonstrating removal of a casualty from a dangerous situation
  • checking for response in an unconscious casualty
  • positioning of an unconscious casualty in stable side position
  • demonstrating a jaw thrust
  • demonstrating a jaw support
  • demonstrating a head tilt/neck lift
  • demonstrating a triple airway manoeuver
  • checking for breathing in a unconscious casualty
  • checking for carotid pulse in an unconscious person
  • checking for a radial pulse in an unconscious person
  • checking for a brachial pulse
  • checking a posterior tibial pulse
  • Describing any additional procedure required at a major accident scene.
  • Listing two situations when a casualty should be moved.

 

    • List the 4 main responsibilities of the First Aider / Responder.

 

    • List the 5 primary priorities of management for any casualty.

 

    • Demonstrate the removal of a casualty from a dangerous situation.

 

    • Demonstrate checking for a response in an unconscious casualty.

 

    • Describe the positioning of an unconscious casualty in a stable side position.
    • Demonstrate a jaw thrust.

1.8. Demonstrate a jaw support.

1.9 Demonstrate a head tilt/neck lift.

1.10 Demonstrate a triple airway manoeuver.

  • Demonstrate checking for breathing in an unconscious casualty.

 

1.12 Demonstrate checking for carotid pulse in an unconscious person.

1.13 Demonstrate checking for a radial pulse in an unconscious person.

1.14 Demonstrate checking for a brachial pulse.

1.15 Demonstrate checking a posterior tibial pulse.

1.16 Describe any additional procedures required at a major accident scene.

1.17 List the two situations when a casualty should be moved.

 

CSLO (General) 2: Describe and demonstrate the priorities of management in First Aid Care dealing with life threatening conditions.

 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  •  Describe the structure and function of the central nervous system.

 

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Written tests, oral and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • describing structure and function of the central nervous system,
  • listing 5 levels of consciousness
  • listing causes of an altered level of consciousness
  • listing possible dangers for the unconscious casualty
  • demonstrating the management of a casualty with an altered level of consciousness
  • describing the structure and function of the respiratory system
  • listing signs & symptoms of a partial airway obstruction
  • listing signs and symptoms of a full airway obstruction
  • listing the effects of an airway obstruction and/or respiratory arrest on the body
  • demonstrating the management of a casualty with a partial airway obstruction
  • demonstrating the management of a baby with a full airway obstruction
  • demonstrating the management of an adult with a full airway obstruction
  • describing normal breathing patterns
  • listing 7 signs / symptoms of a casualty with breathing difficulties
  • defining respiratory arrest
  • demonstrating the management of an adult in respiratory arrest
  • demonstrating the management of a baby in respiratory arrest
  • describing the structure and function of the circulatory system
  • describing the normal range for heart rates
  • defining the term cardiac arrest
  • listing signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest
  • listing effects of cardiac arrest on the body
  • listing causes of cardiac arrest
  • defining cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • describing purpose for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR
  • demonstrating the management of an adult in cardiac arrest
  • demonstrating the management of a child in cardiac arrest
  • listing 4 reasons when you should discontinue CPR
  • defining the term shock
  • listing 3 main causes of shock
  • listing the signs / symptoms of shock
  • demonstrating the management of a casualty in shock

 

  • List the 5 levels of consciousness.
  • List the causes of an altered level of consciousness.
    • List possible dangers for the unconscious casualty.

 

    • Demonstrate the management of a casualty with an altered level of consciousness.
    • Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system.
    • List the signs and symptoms of a partial airway obstruction.

 

    • List the signs and symptoms of a full airway obstruction.

2.9 List the effects of an airway obstruction and/or respiratory arrest on the body.

    • Demonstrate the management of a casualty with a partial airway obstruction.
    • Demonstrate the management of a baby with a full airway obstruction.
    • Demonstrate the management of an adult with a full airway obstruction.
    • Describe normal breathing patterns.
    • List at least 7 signs / symptoms of a casualty with breathing difficulties.
    • Define the term respiratory arrest.
    • Demonstrate the management of an adult in respiratory arrest.
    • Demonstrate the management of a child in respiratory arrest.
    • Demonstrate the management of a baby in respiratory arrest.
    • Describe the structure and function of the circulatory system.
    • Describe the normal range for heart rates.
    • Define the term cardiac arrest.
    • List the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest.
    • List the effects of cardiac arrest on the body.

 

    • List the causes of cardiac arrest.

 

    • Define the term cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
    • Describe the purpose for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR.
    • Demonstrate the management of an adult in cardiac arrest.

 

    • Demonstrate the management of a child in cardiac arrest.

 

    • List the 4 reasons when you should discontinue CPR.
    • Define the term shock.
    • List the 3 main causes of shock.
    • List the signs / symptoms of shock.
    • Demonstrate the management of a casualty in shock.

 

CSLO (General) 3: Identify, describe and manage five specific conditions heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Define the term heart attack.

 

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Written tests, oral and practical checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • defining the term heart attack
  • defining the term stroke
  • defining the term asthma
  • defining the term diabetes
  • defining the term epilepsy
  • listing the effects of stroke
  • listing the effects of asthma
  • listing the effects of diabetes
  • listing the effects of epilepsy
  • listing signs/symptoms of heart attack
  • listing signs/symptoms of stroke
  • listing signs/symptoms of asthma
  • listing signs/symptoms of hypoglycemia
  • listing signs/symptoms of hyperglycemia
  • listing signs/symptoms of seizure
  • demonstrating the management of casualty with heart attack
  • demonstrating the management of casualty with stroke
  • demonstrating the management of casualty with diabetes
  • demonstrating the management of casualty with asthma
  • demonstrating the management of casualty with seizure.
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3.2 Define the term stroke.

3.3 Define the term asthma.

3.4 Define the term diabetes.

3.5 Define the term epilepsy.

3.6 Define the term epilepsy.

3.7  List the effects of a stroke.

3.8 List the effects of asthma.

3.9 List the effects of diabetes.

3.10 List the effects of epilepsy.

3.11 List the signs/symptoms of a heart attack.

3.12 List the signs/symptoms of a stroke.

3.13 List the signs/symptoms of asthma.

3.14 List the signs/symptoms of hypoglycemia.

3.15 List the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia.

3.16 List the signs/symptoms of seizure.

3.17 Demonstrate the management of a casualty with a heart attack.

3.18 Demonstrate the management of a casualty with a stroke.

3.19 Demonstrate the management of casualty with diabetes.

3.20 Demonstrate the management of a casualty with Asthma.

3.21 Demonstrate the management of a casualty with a seizure.

 

CSLO (General) 4: Describe the dangers associated with a bleeding wound, and manage blood loss

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 List the 5 different types of wounds.

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Written tests, oral and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • listing 5 different types of wounds
  • listing 3 types of bleeding wound
  • describing the body’s reaction to a bleeding wound
  • listing signs/symptoms of an internal bleed.
  • demonstrating the management of external bleed
  • demonstrating the management of internal bleed
  • demonstrating the management of amputated limb
  • demonstrating the management of nose bleed
  • demonstrating the management of penetrating injury.

4.2  List the 3 types of bleeding.

4.3  Describe the body's reaction to a bleeding wound.

4.4  List the signs/symptoms of an internal bleed.

4.5  Demonstrate the management of an external bleed.

4.6  Demonstrate the management of an internal bleed.

4.7  Demonstrate the management of an amputated limb.

4.8  Demonstrate the management of a nose bleed.

4.9 Demonstrate the management of a penetrating injury.

CSLO (General) 5: Describe the dangers of and provide management for Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Describe the structure and function of the Musculo-Skeletal System.

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Written tests, oral and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • describing structure and function of the Musculo-Skeletal System,
  • defining fracture
  • defining soft tissue injury
  • listing signs/symptoms of a soft tissue injury
  • describing benefits of applying the R.I.C.E. method of treatment to a soft tissue injury
  • listing 4 precautions while treating a soft tissue injury
  • listing signs/symptoms of a fracture
  • listing difference between an open fracture and a close fracture
  • demonstrating the management of a fracture
  • demonstrating the management of a soft tissue injury
  • describing problems associated with a fractured skull
  • listing 5 sections of the spine
  • listing 10 signs/symptoms of spinal injury
  • stating benefit of placing the head of a suspected spinal injury casualty into a neutral position
  • demonstrating the assessment technique of a suspected spinal injury casualty
  • listing the 3 common signs/symptoms of a sucking chest wound
  • demonstrating the management of a sucking chest wound

5.2 Define a fracture.

5.3 Define a soft tissue injury.

5.4 List the signs/symptoms of a soft tissue injury.

5.5 Describe the benefit of applying the R.I.C.E. method of treatment to a soft tissue injury.

5.6 List the 4 precautions while treating a soft tissue injury.

5.7 List the signs/symptoms of a fracture.

5.8 List the difference between an open fracture and a closed fracture.

5.9 Demonstrate the management of a fracture.

5.10 Demonstrate the management of a soft tissue injury.

5.11 Describe the problems associated with a fractured skull.

5.12 List the 5 sections of the spine.

5.13 List 10 signs/symptoms of a spinal injury.

5.14 State the benefit of placing the head of a suspected spinal injury casualty into a neutral position.

5.15 Demonstrate the assessment technique of a suspected spinal injury casualty.

5.16 Demonstrate the management of suspected spinal injury casualty.

5.17 List the 3 common signs/symptoms of a sucking chest wound.

5.18 Demonstrate the management of a sucking chest wound.

 

CSLO (General) 6: Describe the dangers associated with and the management of burns and eye injuries.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Describe the structure and function of the skin.

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Written tests, oral and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • describing the structure and function of the skin
  • listing 3 classifications of burns
  • listing the signs/symptoms of a superficial burn
  • listing the signs/symptoms of a deep dermal burn
  • listing the signs/ symptoms of a full thickness burn
  • demonstrating the management of a burn
  • demonstrating estimating the size of a burn using the “Rule of Nines”
  • describing the benefit of immediately applying running water to a burn
  • describing the safety precautions while treating a casualty with chemical burns
  • describing the dangers to the first aider while managing a casualty who has received and electric shock
  • describing the effects an electric shock has on the body
  • demonstrating the management of a casualty who has received an electric shock
  • listing 6 common types of eye injuries
  • demonstrating the management of a foreign body in the eye
  • demonstrating the management of a welding flash
  • demonstrating the management of a chemical spill in the eye
  • demonstrating the management of penetrating object to the eye
  • demonstrating the management of blunt trauma to the eye
  • demonstrating the management of an avulsed eye

6.2 List the 3 classifications of burns.

6.3 List the signs/symptoms of a superficial burn.

6.4 List the signs/symptoms of a deep dermal burn.

6.5 List the signs/symptoms of a full thickness burn.

6.6 Demonstrate the management of a burn.

6.7 Demonstrate estimating the size of a burn using the “Rule of Nines”.

6.8 Describe the benefit of immediately applying running water to a burn.

6.9 Describe the safety precautions while treating a casualty with chemical burns.

6.10 Describe the dangers to the first aider while managing a casualty who has received an electric shock.

6.11 Describe the effects an electric shock has on the body.

6.12 Demonstrate the management of a casualty who has received an electric shock.

6.13 List the 6 common types of eye injuries.

6.14 Demonstrate the management of a foreign body in the eye.

6.15 Demonstrate the management of a welding flash.

6.16 Demonstrate the management of a chemical spill in the eye.

6.17 Demonstrate the management of a penetrating object to the eye.

6.18  Demonstrate the management of blunt trauma to the eye.

6.19 Demonstrate the management of an avulsed eye.

CSLO (General) 7: Describe the dangers associated with and the management of poisoning and envenomation.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

7.1Describe the dangers associated with and the management of poisoning and envenomation.

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Written test, oral and practical assessment checklist will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • describing the dangers and management of poisoning and envenomation
  • listing the dangers for First Aider when managing a person who has been exposed to a topical poison/chemical
  • listing 5 preventative methods to reduce exposure to poison/chemical
  • listing 2 main types of poisons
  • listing common signs/symptoms of poisoning
  • demonstrating the management of a conscious caustic poisoning casualty
  • demonstrating the management of  a conscious non-caustic poisoning casualty
  • demonstrating the management of snake bite
  • describing the benefit of pressure bandage and immobilisation when managing a snake bit envenomation
  • demonstrating management of a blue ringed octopus envenomation
  • demonstrating management of spider/ant/bee  exposure
  • demonstrating the management of a jellyfish sting
  • demonstrating the management of a fish spine/stingray barb exposure
  • defining the term anaphylaxis
  • listing 6 common signs/symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • demonstrating the management of a casualty with anaphylaxis

7.2 List the dangers for the First Aider when managing a person who has been exposed to a topical poison/chemical.

7.3 List at least 5 preventative methods to reduce the chances of an exposure to a poison/chemical.

7.4 List the 2 main types of poisons.

7.5 List the common signs/symptoms of poisoning.

7.6 Demonstrate the management of a conscious caustic poisoning casualty.

7.7 Demonstrate the management of a conscious non-caustic poisoning casualty.

7.8 Demonstrate the management of a snakebite.

7.9 Describe the benefit of a pressure bandage and immobilisation when managing a snake bit envenomation.

7.10 Demonstrate the management of a blue ringed octopus envenomation.

7.11 Demonstrate the management of a spider/ant/bee exposure.

7.12 Demonstrate the management of a jellyfish sting.

7.13 Demonstrate the management of a fish spine/stingray barb exposure.

7.14 Define the term anaphylaxis.

7.15 List 6 common signs/symptoms of anaphylaxis.

7.16 Demonstrate the management of a casualty with anaphylaxis.

CSLO (General) 8: Describe the dangers associated with and the management of Hypothermia and Hyperthermia.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

8.1 State the normal range of body temperature.

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Written tests, oral and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • stating the normal range of body temperature
  • describing how the body produces heat
  • describing 4 methods the body uses to lose heat
  • listing signs and symptoms of hypothermia
  • demonstrating management of hypothermia
  • listing the 3 stages of hyperthermia
  • describing signs/symptoms of heat cramps
  • describing signs/symptoms of heat exhaustion
  • describing signs/symptoms of heat stroke
  • demonstrating the management of a hyper thermic casualty.

8.2 Describe how the body produces heat.

8.3 Describe the 4 methods the body uses to lose heat.

8.4 List the signs and symptoms of hypothermia.

8.5 Demonstrate the management of hypothermia.

8.6 List the 3 stages of hyperthermia.

8.7 Describe the signs/symptoms of heat cramps.

8.8 Describe the signs/symptoms of heat exhaustion.

8.9 Describe the signs/symptoms of heat stroke.

8.10 Demonstrate the management of a hyperthermic casualty.

CSLO (General) 9: Explain how to recognize and manage Blast injuries and Crush Injuries.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

9.1 Define the term blast injury.

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Written tests, oral and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • defining blast injury
  • describing effects blast injuries have on the lungs
  • listing 5 signs/symptoms of blast injury
  • listing organs most likely to be affected by Blast Injuries
  • demonstrating management of a Blast Injury casualty
  • defining crush injury
  • defining crush syndrome
  • describing 4 primary and 3 secondary effects of a Crush Injury.
  • Demonstrating the management of a Crush Injury

9.2 Describe the effect blast injuries have on the lungs.

9.3 List at least 5 signs and symptoms of a blast injury.

9.4 List the organs most likely to be affected by Blast Injuries.

9.5 Demonstrate the management of a Blast Injury casualty.

9.6 Define the term Crush Injury.

9.7 Define the term Crush syndrome.

9.8 Describe the 4 primary and 3 secondary effects of a Crush Injury.

9.9 Demonstrate the management of a Crush Injury.

CSLO (General) 10:. Explain the implications involved in patient treatment and Secondary Survey.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

10.1 Describe the legal implications regarding the administration of medications.

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Written, oral  and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • describing legal implications regarding the administration of medications
  • listing 6 routes for the administration of medications
  • stating the importance of correctly assessing a casualty at both primary and secondary levels
  • defining secondary survey
  • demonstrating secondary survey on a casualty
  • listing 7 reasons why documentation is so important
  • listing the 16 things that need to be documented
  • discussing  the available recording mechanisms on board a vessel

 

10.2 List the 6 routes for the administration of medications.

10.3 State the importance of correctly assessing a casualty at both primary and secondary levels.

10.4 Define the term secondary survey.

10.5 Demonstrate a secondary survey on a casualty.

10.6 List 7 reasons why documentation is so important.

10.7 List the 16 things that need to be documented.

10.8 Discuss the available recording mechanisms on board a vessel.

CSLO (General) 11: Demonstrate and describe how to use and administer oxygen resuscitation equipment.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

11.1 Describe the mechanics of breathing.

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Written tests, oral and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • describing mechanics of breathing
  • comparing the differences between atmospheric air and exhaled air
  • describing the difference between medical oxygen and industrial oxygen, different types of oxygen resuscitation equipment available on board a vessel
  • stating the capacity of a C size oxygen cylinder
  • stating the capacity of a D size oxygen cylinder
  • estimating the oxygen administration time available, utilizing the prescribed formula
  • listing parts of an oxygen cylinder and their purpose
  • describing the different types of oxygen resuscitation equipment available on board a vessel
  • listing 10 safety precautions for the use of medical oxygen
  • defining the term oxygen therapy
  • listing 10 types of conditions you would administer oxygen therapy
  • demonstrating replacing an empty oxygen cylinder from a resuscitator
  • demonstrating the administration of oxygen therapy
  • defining oxygen resuscitation
  • describing oropharyngeal airway
  • describing what type of casualty an oropharyngeal airway would be inserted into
  • demonstrating the correct measuring technique of an oropharyngeal airway
  • demonstrating the correct insertion technique of an oropharyngeal airway
  • demonstrating oxygen resuscitation on an adult casualty
  • demonstrating oxygen resuscitation on a child casualty
  • demonstrating oxygen resuscitation on a baby casualty
  • listing the safety precautions prior to and while performing mechanical suctioning of a casualty
  • demonstrating mechanical suctioning
  • describing the proper cleaning of the oxygen resuscitator and suction unit

11.2 Compare the differences between atmospheric air and exhaled air.

11.3 Describe the difference between medical oxygen and industrial oxygen.

11.4 State the capacity of a C size oxygen cylinder.

11.5 State the capacity of a D size oxygen cylinder.

11.6 Estimate the oxygen administration time available, utilizing the prescribed formula.

11.7 List the parts of an oxygen cylinder and their purpose.

11.8 Describe the different types of oxygen resuscitation equipment available on board a vessel.

11.9 List the 10 safety precautions for the use of medical oxygen.

11.10 Define the term Oxygen Therapy.

11.11 List at least 10 types of conditions you would administer oxygen therapy.

11.12 Demonstrate replacing an empty oxygen cylinder from a resuscitator.

11.13 Demonstrate the administration of oxygen therapy.

11.14 Define the term Oxygen Resuscitation.

11.15 Describe an oropharyngeal airway.

11.16 Describe what type of casualty an oropharyngeal airway would be inserted into.

11.17 Demonstrate the correct measuring technique of an oropharyngeal airway.

11.18 Demonstrate the correct insertion technique of an oropharyngeal airway.

11.19 Demonstrate oxygen resuscitation on an adult casualty.

11.20 Demonstrate oxygen resuscitation on a child casualty.

11.21 Demonstrate oxygen resuscitation on a baby casualty.

11.22 List the safety precautions prior to and while performing mechanical suctioning of a casualty.

11.23 Demonstrate mechanical suctioning.

11.24 Describe the proper cleaning of the oxygen resuscitator and suction unit.

CSLO (General) 12:. Explain the spread of infection by means of Cross Infection.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

12.1 Define the term Universal precautions.

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Written tests, oral and practical assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • defining  universal precautions
  • listing 4 methods to prevent the transmission of disease
  • describing the correct management for a body fluid exposure
  • demonstrating the use of Universal precautions

12.2 List 4 methods to prevent the transmission of disease.

12.3 Describe the correct management for a body fluid exposure.

12.4 Demonstrate the use of universal precautions.

CSLO (General) 13:. Describe   responsibilities regarding the medicine cabinet, first aid boxes and emergency first aid carry bag.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

13.1 State the legal responsibilities for maintaining all of the above and the keeping of records.

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Written and oral assessments will be used to assess students’ competence stating legal responsibilities for maintaining records.

CSLO (General) 14:. List the type of publications, processes and organizations that the ships staff have at their disposal to assist in medical situations at sea.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

14.2 Demonstrate the use of the IMO publication ‘Medical First Aid Guide for Ships Carrying Dangerous Good’s.

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Practical demonstrations with the use of IMDG Medical First Aid Guide for Carrying Dangerous Goods will be used to assess students’ competence.

CSLO (General) 15: Explain the emergency procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

15.1 State the necessity that the ship’s staff must be aware of the hazardous properties of goods, their characteristics and the necessary precautions.

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Written and oral tests will be used to assess students’ competence in:

  • stating the necessity that the ship’s staff must be aware of the hazardous properties of goods, their characteristics and the necessary precautions
  • stating information concerning safety, first aid, and emergency procedure to be followed, and action to be taken in case of an incident.
  • summarizing contents of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Codes (IMDG Code)
  • explaining the way in which packages containing a dangerous substance must be marked and shipping documents required for Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG)

15.2  State the necessity that the ship’s staff must be provided with information concerning safety, first aid, and emergency procedure to be followed, and action to be taken in case of an incident.

15.3 Summarize the content of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).

15.4 Explain the way in which packages containing a dangerous substance must be marked, and the shipping documentation required for dangerous goods.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Basic Concepts of First Aid
  • Dealing with Life Threatening Condition
  • Medical Conditions
  • Bleeding Management
  • Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Burns and Eye Injuries
  • Poisons, Bites and Stings
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Blast Injuries and Crush Injuries
  • Medications, Documentation and the
  • Oxygen Therapy/Resuscitation
  • Universal Precautions
  • Regulations & Records
  • Hazardous Goods
  • Medical Assistance at Sea

METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[X ] Lecture                              [    ] Cooperative learning groups
[    ] Laboratory                         [ X] In-class exercises
[ X] Audio visual                      [ X] Demonstrations
[  ] Other

REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

Text:

  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community, SPC 016 Basic First Aid at Sea Learner’s Guide, 2005, Suva Fiji Islands

 Materials:

  • Resuscitation mannequins.
  • Resuscitation masks.
  • First aid equipment as carried on merchant vessels.

REFERENCE MATERIALS:

INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:

 None
EVALUATION:

A grade of at least 70% or a “C” must be achieved to progress to the next level.  All demonstrations should achieve at least a rate of 80%.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:

None

 

 

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