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Boaters Advanced First Aid, CPR/AED Class 04/23/22

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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April 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • 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

This course is presented by Captain Thomas Bliss, EMR of Northwest Response at the Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats on the shore of South Lake Union in Seattle.

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

~Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

Boaters Advanced First Aid, CPR/AED Class 04/23/22


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The Center For Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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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.


The Center For Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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April 23
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Captain Thomas Bliss, EMR


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The Center For Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.
Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.

Essential Boater & Professional Mariner Course Topics

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

Multiple Provider Approach to CPR

AED Operation

Primary Assessment

Secondary Assessment

Choking Assessment

Sudden Injury

Control of Bleeding

Using a Tourniquet

Using a Hemostatic Dressing*


Internal Bleeding


Impaled Objects

Open Chest Injury

Open Abdominal Injury

Head, Neck or Back Injury

Emergency Moves

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



Marine Animal Stings*

Animal and Human Bites*

Emotional Considerations

Patient Packaging

USCG and other HELO Ops/MedEvac

Medical Reporting forms

Patient Care Reports

Wrap up Q&A

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About Your Instructor

Captain Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner who has resided for twenty seven years in the Maritime Community of Gig Harbor, Washington. He dedicates his time to educate professional mariners, and recreational boaters with a career highlight of completing an essential shipboard Emergency Medical Response training for the crew of the newly christened 269′ National Geographic, Lindbald Expedition vessel “Venture.”

Thomas logs approximately 2800 hours a 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. Thomas worked closely with Captain Jeffrey Sanders of The United States Maritime Academy for OUPV thru 100 Ton Masters Captains Licensing certification offered at the Center For Wooden Boats.

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, the Flotilla Commander for the Bremerton Flotilla 4-5, the USCG AUX Gig Harbor Detachment Leader, and also serves as a Flotilla Staff Officer.

Thomas established Northwest Response (NWR) in 2012, and serves as Director of this Lay-Responder Medical Training Enterprise which is an Event Stand-by EMS service that provides 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.