First Aid Afloat is a quick reference and revision tool covering first aid from a boating perspective. In the event of a medical emergency at sea, first aid knowledge and swift action can save lives.
The app provides essential knowledge of first aid for all those going afloat in small craft, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or up to 60 miles offshore. The app is a useful revision aid for those studying first aid at sea courses. It is also a useful tool in the event of a real life medical emergency at sea, including how to contact emergency services for medical help and rescue, how to carry out medical assessment and how to deal with specific injuries and illnesses.
You may be the vital link between a casualty and professional help ashore and will need skills and confidence to deal with a first aid situation aboard a vessel in challenging circumstances.This app will help provide a working knowledge of first aid procedures for injuries and illness at sea. It has been tailored to help seafarers deal with a wide range of difficult scenarios requiring first aid treatment afloat, where expert help is not easily available.
Written by a practising First Aid Instructor and Yachtmaster.
Designed as a learning tool for study ashore and also for quick reference for those out on the water. Use the learning section for study and the four quizzes to test yourself. In an emergency, open the app and search in seconds to find the appropriate illness or injury to help you cope confidently and swiftly.
- Simple and easy to use for quick reference.
- Illustrations accompanied by clear, concise information.
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- Use as a learning tool for study ashore
- Use as a quick reference tool to help deal with injuries and illness at sea
- Custom made graphics and photographs taken on-board in real-life situations
- Researched and written by a practising First Aid Instructor and Yachtmaster
- "Test Yourself" Section
First Aid Afloat covers the following, as well as having a dedicated Emergency section with quick access information on how to respond:
AVPU - level of consciousness
Fish spine injury
First Aid kits
Strains & sprains
Weils disease, Swamp fever
Use the Test Yourself section to check your First Aid knowledge and become more confident.
A good understanding of First Aid is essential for all people who go to sea in sailing and power boating craft, where help is not always nearby. The app is not intended as a replacement for first aid training & qualifications.
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A bonus section has tips on how to deal with emergencies including: Abandon ship; Dismasting; Distress Signals; Engine Failure; Fire Fighting; Flares; Getting a tow; Helicopter rescue; Holed hull; Man overboard; Medical emergency; Mayday; Panpan; Securité.