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NOGEPA 3.2 Support Vessel Paramedic Training for Personnel Designated as Medical Coordinator on Offshore Support Vessels

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An offshore paramedic is a certified paramedic who works on an Offshore Support Vessel and treats illnesses and injuries among the offshore workers. The support vessels are located many miles from land, so having a capable and well-trained emergency medical professional on board is extremely important.        

The objective of NOGEPA 3.2 Support Vessel Paramedic Training is to train the delegate to act as medical coordinator in case of a major incident at sea by learning medical and nursing knowledge and skills. The primary job of an offshore paramedic is to treat work-related injuries and illnesses among crew members offshore.


This is a specialist training and is intended for persons designated as coordinator, on an Offshore Support Vessel, rendering first aid and medical care in case of a major incident at sea.

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Validity: 4 years
  • Prerequisites: The delegate shall be in the possession of a valid registration in the Personal Safety Logbook of the Offshore First Aid Course (NOGEPA 2.2)

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NOGEPA Support Vessel Paramedic




NOGEPA 3.2 Support Vessel Paramedic Training

NOGEPA 3.2 Training Program

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of medical and non-medical equipment
  • Inspections of medical and non-medical equipment
  • Principles and priorities of First Aid (primary and secondary survey techniques)
  • Assessment, triage and treatment
  • Medical communications by radio (internal & external)
  • Receive and treat casualties
  • Manage the medical team
  • Preparation of casualty transfer
  • Supervision and management of human and medical resources

NOGEPA 3.2 Applied Medical Knowledge

  • Primary and secondary survey techniques
  • Cold and immersion injuries (drowning, near drowning, secondary drowning, hypothermia, frostbite, contamination)
  • Resuscitation (EAR, CPR, recovery position, airway protection, oxygen administration, choking).
  • Unconsciousness (causes, levels)
  • Shock (blood loss)
  • Burns and scalds
  • Fractures, dislocations and soft tissue injuries
  • Chest/abdominal injury
  • Blast injury
  • Control of pain
  • Eye injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Sea sickness
  • Casualty recording procedures
  • Head injuries
  • Crush injuries

NOGEPA 3.2 Specialist Procedure

  • Hygienic wound dressing
  • Basic nursing care
  • Administration of medicines
  • Establishing and monitor vital signs
  • Defibrillation

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with NOGEPA for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: June 4, 2021