First Aid

The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for all those who go afloat, on inland waters or at sea.

Deze cursus kan zowel in het Engels als in het Nederlands worden gegeven.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course the student should be able to:

Perform CPR to current protocols, and understand the differential for drowning.
Understand the importance of the recovery position and the need to modify it for a small space.
Apply direct pressure to a wound to control bleeding.
Understand the term shock, recognize and treat it, with particular reference to internal and external bleeding.
Understand the treatment for cold shock and hypothermia following immersion and/or exposure.
Recognize the signs of a reduced level of response, with particular reference to serious head injuries.


What is covered

Assessment, immediate actions and the priorities within first aid.
Unconsciousness and the recovery position
CPR/AED including the pocket mask.
Breathing difficulties
Failure of the circulation: shock
Blood loss and the control of bleeding
Recognition of internal bleeding
Angina and heart attack.
Levels of response and the AVPU scale.
Head injury: concussion and compression.
Immersion hypothermia and cold shock
Burns, including sunburn.
Exposure hypothermia/hyperthermia
Seasickness and dehydration
Diabetic emergency.
Fractures, including spinal injuries

The Course

The course ends with a theoratical exam.
Resuscitation manikins and bandages are provided for practical sessions.


 Course: First Aid
 Duration: 7 hours
 Refresher: 7 hours (BHV 3,5 hours)
 Included: Hand-out,
certificate NIKTA
 Costs: zie tarieven
 Valid: 1 year

The course starts with at least 6 students, with a maximum of 12 students

Acute Zorg (First Aid) als verplichte vooropleiding voor RYA:

Een geldig First Aid certificaat is een voorwaarde om aan één van de ondergenoemde opleidingen/examens van de British Yacht Association te mogen deelnemen.

De British Royal Yacht Association (RYA) accepteert het NIKTA ISO 17024 persoonscertificaat First Aid ten behoeve van de volgende Yachtmaster certificeringen:

  • RYA Yachtmaster ™ Ocean;Royal Yacht Assiciation
  • RYA Yachtmaster™  Offshore;
  • RYA Yachtmaster™ Coastal;
  • RYA Dayskipper;
  • RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat .

Als NIKTA-gecertificeerd opleider bieden wij de training Acute Zorg / First Aid aan.

Met dit certificaat voldoet u aan de verplichte vooropleiding voor bovengenoemde opleidingen/examens.