Marine Advanced First Aid


Designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board a vessel. Participants will gain knowledge of marine first aid equipment, and the transferring of patients from a ship. All aspects of course are focused in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008E.


Intended Audience

Any person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage. Participants who want to obtain a master or officer certificate or endorsement.


Course Overview

Marine First Aid Course Advanced Content
The Professional Responder
Responding to the call
Infection prevention and control
Anatomy and physiology
Airway management and respiratory emergencies
Circulatory emergencies
Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
Musculoskeletal injuries
Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
Head and spinal injuries
Acute and chronic illnesses
Environmental illnesses
Pregnancy, labour and delivery
Special populations
Crisis intervention
Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
Multiple-casualty incidents
Marine environment



Course Duration

31 hours






Successfully demonstrate the course skills competencies
Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation
Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)
Attend and participate in 100% of the course


3-year Red Cross certification in Marine Advanced First Aid and a Transport Canada certification. Certificates are issued by Red Cross upon successful completion.


Recertification of Marine First Aid is not permitted by Transport Canada TP 13008E


Upcoming Courses

We do not currently have any upcoming sessions of this course scheduled.




Required Materials

• Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text

• Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Workbook (optional)