This product relies on rich media to illustrate the Immediate Actions required for stabilizing the condition of an ill or injured crewmember. The video training course features medical professionals portraying shipboard personnel in dramatized scenarios that produce emotionally based comprehension of the subject matter. Like the other components of the Onboard Basic Safety Training Program, it consists of a video training course, an audio-visual test and a Workbook.
The companion Interactive Test enables the viewer to measure his or her comprehension of the subject matter with an interactive testing interface that relies on the memory-enhancing power of video to build retention and anchor the training messages. The result is a win-win-win. The crewmember has a high likelihood of achieving a passing score and a Certificate of Achievement for his or her personal file. The employer demonstrates that its personnel are retaining vital information and obtains statistical confirmation that its training efforts are working. Auditors see conclusive evidence that the employer is doing its job.
Onboard First Aid: Immediate Actions is targeted at entry-level personnel. It serves as a companion to the 10-title Maritime Medical Emergencies Instructional Series, intended for senior officers, which demonstrates comprehensive treatment procedures and case management strategies for the injuries and illnesses that commonly occur at sea. The media is based on actual incidents drawn from the case files of Maritime Health Services, Inc. (MHS), a Seattle firm that has provided professional medical consultation to vessels at sea on more than 15,000 occasions.