MSI Combines Emergency Medical Training Program With Shiphandling Course

Marine Safety International (MSI) recently announced that an emergency medical training program is being combined with the shiphandling course offered to personnel undergoing training at the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF), operated by MSI at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.

According to MSI, "Emergency First Care at Sea," conducted by Emergency and Safety Programs, Inc. (ESP), is a dynamic and innovative U.S. Coast Guard-approved program specifically designed for maritime personnel. Emphasis is on a basic approach to caring for all serious medical emergencies that could occur on board vessels, and what to do to provide life support until professional medical assistance becomes available, regardless of the diagnosis or cause of the problem.

The program aims to remove the confusion of making a complicated diagnosis and increases the confidence of medical "first responders," showing them that they can do what is necessary to aid a seriously ill or injured shipmate.

Internationally known ESP has worked in cooperation with MSI, offering marine oriented safety programs in conjunction with MSI's highly acclaimed ship operations and safety programs.

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