Offshore Medic

Duration: 10 days

From: £1600 (+VAT)

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The Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First Aid) Regulations 1989 placed a duty on those in control of offshore installations, pipeline works, or any associated activities to make provision for persons to administer first aid and emergency treatment to those who become ill or injured at work. This is a UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved offshore medic training course which encompasses all aspects of the legal requirements, alongside the latest clinical thinking.

 

Placements

 

Placements can be arranged within an Accident & Emergency department for an additional cost of £900 (+VAT) or students who work in suitable clinical areas can arrange their own.

 

Many of our students are in full-time employment and it is often difficult to get a large block of time to complete this course. This is why we have adapted our delivery to suit your needs. Once you have completed the initial 10-day classroom section you have 6 months to complete the 80 hours’ placement section after which you return your placement booklet and we issue you your certificates.

 

Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Check (DBS) – students requiring placements from Horizon will require to have a current valid Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Check (DBS) complete prior to any placements. We encourage you to contact us as early as possible to discuss any convictions or cautions that will appear to allow us to confirm with the NHS that you are able to complete your placement. Without this a placement will not be able to be arranged by us. Please contact us for further details or clarification.

 

International Students are advised to contact us regarding Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Check (DBS) as an additional fee pay apply.

This Offshore Medic course contains a number of subjects designed to deal with the most common injuries and illnesses treated by offshore medics, along with severe medical and traumatic emergencies. They are delivered by our most experienced tutors who are all practicing clinicians.

 

Typical topics includes:

 

  • History taking and clinical examination
  • Food safety level 2
  • Wound care including suturing
  • Basic/advanced life support
  • Pharmacology and drug administration
  • International Trauma Life Support
  • Invasive techniques (IV, intubation, catheterisation, IO)
  • Hyperbaric medicine
  • MI and ECG recognition with thrombolysis
  • Common ear, nose and dental conditions
  • Dermatology
  • Major incident management
  • Maternity issues
  • Health Promotion
  • Offshore procedures
  • Emergency psychiatric issues

 

Students are required to successfully pass a number of written and practical assessments.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) state that before commencing a HSE Offshore Medic course a student must have at least 2 years’ relevant experience as a:

 

  • Registered nurse who appear of the NMC register
  • Army CMT1 or RMA 1
  • Navy Leading Medical Assistants
  • RAF Medical Assistants
  • RAF Medics
  • HCPC paramedics
  • Doctors who appear on the GMC register

 

Or international equivalent of the above.

 

Horizon are unable to accept students who do not meet this criteria.

 

Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Check (DBS) – students requiring placements from Horizon will require to have a current valid Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Check (DBS) complete prior to any placements, which Horizon will apply for. We encourage you to contact us as early as possible to discuss any convictions or cautions that will appear to allow us to confirm with the NHS that you are able to complete your placement. Without this a placement will not be able to be arranged by us. Please contact us for further details or clarification.

 

International Students are advised to contact us regarding Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Check (DBS) as an additional fee pay apply.

Upon successful completion of the written and practical assessments the following certificates will be awarded:

 

  • HSE Offshore Medic (valid for 3 years)
  • PHTLS (Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support) certified by NAEMT, valid for 3 years
  • Food safety level 2
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified by AHA

 

Progression

 

This qualification may be used towards achieving other pre-hospital care qualifications, including the Level 5 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF).

If you require more information about this course please email us on [email protected] or call us on 0800 689 1199.

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