Danish Medical Care (DMC)

That the participant supplements his STCW skills and competences in accordance with Council Directive 92/29/EEC of 31 March 1992 on the minimum safety and health requirements for improved medical treat-ment on board vessels, Notice A, chapter IX B, and this order


  • Practical use of the contents of medicine
  • chest category A and CR.
  • Practical training in the use of pre-hospital procedures in connection with diseases and accidents, including the making of Radio Medical records.
  • Practical training of invasive procedures.
  • Eye examination, including the removal of foreign bodies.
  • Emergency dental treatment, including broken tooth, lost tooth, lost filling and tooth abscess.
  • Treatment of wounds, including observations, cleaning, suturation, the use of skin glue, steristrips.
  • Insertion of a urethral catheter and a urine stix.
  • Malaria test.
  • Blood sugar measurement.
  • Heart-lung rescue, incl. the use of a ventilation bag and AED.
  • Hand hygiene, incl. the use of gloves and other protective equipment.
  • Making a complete Radio Medical record.
  • Communication with Radio Medical.
  • Handling persons with mental crises and acute psychosis.
  • Handling hyperthermic persons.

The objective of the learning outcome to ensure that the participant

1) has knowledge about the Danish maritime health system;
2) has knowledge about the functioning of Radio Medical Denmark, including cooperation and legislative requirements for documentation;
3) has knowledge about the EU requirements for medicine chest category A, the medicine chests of life-rafts and lifeboats of category CR;
4) has knowledge about maritime life support;
5) has knowledge about the antibiotic policy of the Danish Health and Medicines Authority.
Skills Participants in supplementary training for a Danish medical caretaker certificate A
1) can use the medicine and medical equipment of medicine chest category A;
2) can carry out ordinated procedures, cf. the “Medical Book for Seafarers”
3) can make a Radio Medical record, cf. the legislative requirements in force;
4) can carry out procedures in accordance with maritime life support.