This 4.5 hour "Basic" First Aid, CPR/AED class
is for all lay responders.
Approved by OSHA, L&I and The USCG.
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
February 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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."
Basic First Aid, CPR/AED Class Content
Recognizing an Emergency
Infectious Bloodborne Diseases
Personal Protective Equipment
Good Samaritan Laws
Emergency Actions Plans
Chain of Survival
Caring for Cardiac Arrest
Control of Bleeding
Using a Tourniquet
Using a Hemostatic Dressing*
Swollen, Painful or Deformed Limbs
Altered Mental Status
Breathing Difficulty, Shortness of Breath
Asthma and Inhalers
Severe Allergic Reaction
Patient Care Reports
Wrap up Q&A
About Your Instructor
Captain Thomas E. Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner who has
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, Division 4 Vice Commander and 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.