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Basic First Aid – CPR/AED May 20th 2023 Center For Wooden Boats Seattle, WA

May 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


This 4.5 hour "Basic" First Aid, CPR/AED class
is for all lay responders, not just boaters.

Approved by OSHA, L&I and The United States Coast Guard.

Presented by Northwest Response at The Center for Wooden Boats, Wagner Education in Seattle Washington.

Classes Delivered by Professional Emergency Medical Responders

Approved for Master Mariner License

Two Year Certification

  • Class Delivered by Professional Emergency Medical Responders

  • USCG, OSHA & L&I Approved

  • Approved for Master Mariner License

  • Two Year Certification

  • Learn to Save a Life


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The Center For Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Basic First Aid, CPR/AED Class Content

Recognizing an Emergency

Personal Safety

Infectious Bloodborne Diseases

Standard Precautions

Personal Protective Equipment

Legal Consideration

Good Samaritan Laws

Emergency Actions Plans

Chain of Survival

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR)

Caring for Cardiac Arrest

AED Operation

Primary Assessment

Secondary Assessment

Choking Assessment

Sudden Injury

Control of Bleeding

Using a Tourniquet

Using a Hemostatic Dressing*


Internal Bleeding


Impaled Objects

Spinal Injury

Brain Injury


Swollen, Painful or Deformed Limbs



Injured Tooth

Altered Mental Status



Diabetic Emergencies


Breathing Difficulty, Shortness of Breath

Asthma and Inhalers

Severe Allergic Reaction


Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke



Patient Care Reports

Wrap up Q&A

Messing about in boats is about the most enjoyable part of living in the Pacific Northwest.   However, when you cast off the lines and get underway, even the simplest of injuries can lead to a very miserable journey.

Knowing what to do in the event of a simple injury or the unthinkable life treating medical emergency are essential skills that every boater must possess. There is no 911 at sea, and help could be hours away even if you are only a few miles off shore.

This course will help you acquire and/or refresh vital First Aid Skills.  

Don't take a chance; learn to save a life today, and have fun while doing it at "The Center For Wooden Boats."

About Your Instructor

Captain Thomas E. Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner & Emergency Medical Responder.

Thomas logs thousands of hours each year in various safety training courses from BT (formerly BST), Emergency Medical Responder, complex SAR (Search and Rescue) training courses, and Fast Rescue Boat OTW operations. 

A former Assistant Director for Fremont Maritime Services/India Tango; he specialized in Maritime Safety and Response Training. And, as a cold water survival expert; traveled to the far reaches of the planet including the Beaufort Sea, 270 miles north of the Arctic Circle to teach cold water survival to seismic ship-board exploration crews.

Captain Bliss continues to honorably serve with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as a COXSWAIN, USCG District 13, and as the USCG AUX Gig Harbor Detachment Leader.

Thomas established Northwest Response (NWR) in 2012, and serves as Director of this Emergency Medical Responder Training Enterprise, that also provides Event Stand-by EMS service, providing care and medical coverage to thousands of event patrons from marathons, music festivals up to and including large and small private corporate events.

NWR also specializes in on-site First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen, and Asbestos Training as well as providing Respiratory Fit Testing and Certification for numerous companies throughout the Puget Sound area.