CPR for Boaters Course Offered Near Annapolis

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On a boat, knowing how to handle a medical emergency could mean the difference between life and death for friends and family, or crew and guests, on board. And two marine industry associations are teaming up to sponsor a CPR and First Aid Course geared directly to boaters.

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) and Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association (CAPCA) will offer the training course on Saturday, March 2 at the Elk’s Lodge, 2517 Solomon's Island Road in Edgewater, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The program will be taught by American Heart Association Certified Instructors who are also experienced boaters. The topics they will cover include special medical concerns and emergencies for boaters, and also:

*       CPR for Adults and Children/with and without face mask

*       Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Training

*       First Aid Basics

*       Medical Emergencies

*       Injury Emergencies

*       Environmental Emergencies

At the end of the day, students will receive an American Heart Association Course Completion Certification in CPR & First Aid. This certification card is accepted by the USCG for Captain’s License requirements. It has a two-year expiration date.

To get more information or to register, contact CAPCA Education Chairman Capt. Peter Chambliss, USCG Licensed Master, at Education@CAPCA.net or 410-991-4685.

-Meg Walburn Viviano

Bay Bulletin