Marine Advanced First Aid

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques and scenarios for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate, endorsement, or a Master or Officer certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 1, or on board a vessel on unlimited waters.  Register now.

40–44/31–35 hours. Flexible scheduling options.

Red Cross First Responder Instructor or Instructor Trainer

Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN)

Completion Requirements

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam


3-year certification in Marine Advanced First Aid, CPR Level HCP, and AED, and a Transport
Canada certification in Marine Advanced First Aid


Not permitted under federal regulations

Take Home Matrerials

Red Cross Emergency Care Manual
Certification card and optional wall certificate

Course Content
  • The responder*
  • The emergency scene
  • Preventing disease transmission*
  • Human body systems
  • Assessment
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Airway and ventilation
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
  • Sudden illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat‐ and cold‐ related emergencies
  • Special populations*
  • Childbirth*
  • Crisis intervention*
  • Reaching and moving people
  • Multiple casualty incidents
  • Toxicological hazards aboard ship
  • Radio medical advice
  • Pharmacology
  • Sterilization

Includes any other content required by specific legislation

*topics modified or omitted in the 31-hour course