Medical Care

This three-day Medical Care training is a training for the employee responsible for medical care on board. The international STCW convention sets legal requirements for the medical care provided on board ships. The person responsible for medical care on board is required to be in possession of a valid Medical Care certificate. During this training you will learn how to provide medical care to sick and injured people on board.

The training course is certified by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) under institute code NL007.

Are you interested in this training? Use the ‘Book now’ button to view the schedule and book the training.

The Medical Care course contents:

Medical care of victims with:

  • head, neck and spinal injuries;
  • ear, eye, nose and throat injuries and diseases;
  • internal and external bleeding;
  • burns, scalds and frostbite;
  • fractures, dislocations, contusions and sprains;
  • wounds, wound healing and care of bleeding;
  • options for pain relief and administration;
  • sewing techniques;
  • acute abdominal complaints;
  • minor surgical treatment;
  • dressing techniques.

General principles of nursing and nursing care. Diseases, including:

  • medical condition and acute disorders of vital functions;
  • sexually transmitted diseases;
  • tropical and infectious diseases;
  • alcohol and drug abuse;
  • dental care;
  • gynaecology, pregnancy and childbirth;
  • medical care of rescued persons;
  • general hygiene;
  • death at sea.

Disease prevention:

  • disinfection, disinfection station, disinfestation;
  • vaccinations.

Medical records:

  • keeping medical records;
  • national and international regulations.

Onshore assistance and support:

  • RMA;
  • transportation of the ill and injured, including helicopter evacuation;
  • medical care of sick seafarers in cooperation with port health authorities relating to quarantine measures.

What should I bring?

  • Valid identification (passport, identity card, driving license)
  • Seaman’s book

To be sent prior to starting the course:

    • Copy of Basic Safety Training + Medical First Aid

It is important that we receive the required documents in time, otherwise it will not be possible for us to issue a certificate.

Prior to the Medical Care, the following training courses can be booked (please note that this may increase the length of the training days)

In order to participate to the training, participants need to have a valid STCW Basic Training and have a valid Medical First Aid certificate (MFA). Also a Seafarers medical certificate is required.
We can arrange a Seafarer medical examination for the participants.
On you can find a certified doctor nearby to book the declaration of good health yourself.

Training times:
We expect the participants at 07.45 on the first training day. The following days start at 08.30. All training days end no later than 16.30, unless the participant attends additional training(s).

The training is given in Dutch. We can organize this training in a different language for groups on request and if necessary with an private interpreter.

Medical Care €930,-
Medical First Aid €565,-
Basic Safety + Security Awareness €1250,-
(Optional) Seafarer medical examination + shoulder measurement €170,-