Orthopedic Emergencies Awareness Onboard online course aims to raise awareness regarding Orthopedic Emergencies that might arise on board vessels.
Musculoskeletal injury refers to damage of muscular or skeletal systems, which is usually due to a strenuous activity. It is most often caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. This can be caused by jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle. Musculoskeletal pain can also be caused by overuse.
- Comprehend the general principles of treating musculoskeletal injuries.
- Recognize standard splinting methods used in musculoskeletal injuries.
- Identify the basic head and neck injuries and understand how to apply and remove a neck collar.
- Identify the basic pattern of chest injuries, back and pelvis injuries, upper limb injuries and lower limb injuries.
- Estimate the severity of each of the above conditions.
Legislation & References:
- Industry Best Standards following STCW guidelines
Vessel types: All vessel types including Oil tanker, Gas tanker (LNG/LPG), Bulk carrier, Container vessel, Chemical tanker, General cargo, Generic Offshore vessel, Passenger vessel
Who should attend: All crew, especially recommended for Chief Officer & Chief Engineer