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HSE Approved Offshore Medic Courses

Our course provides the Offshore Medic with the knowledge and clinical skills required to provide safe and effective health care for all personnel who become unwell or injured while on offshore installations.

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Initial and Refresher Courses

About Our Offshore Medic Courses

TAC Healthcare’s (TAC) Health & Safety Executive (HSE) approved Offshore Medics Courses have been developed in accordance with the requirements of the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First Aid) Regulations 1989 ACOP and current best clinical practise.

Our HSE Offshore Medic Courses are delivered at our bespoke training facility at Wellheads in Aberdeen. Our scenario based training is supported by medical simulation, realistic to the offshore working environment delivered in our mock sick bay facility here in Wellheads, will ensure that our medics are equipped with the relevant knowledge and practical skills to provide a comprehensive service to our client base.

Course Overview

Become a highly effective and competent offshore medic with our intensive course two week course.

The course will ensure that our medics are equipped with the relevant knowledge and practical skills to provide a comprehensive service to our client base.

Course Modules

Week One

Virtual
Clinical history - A structured approach
Case based history taking scenarios - General medicine
Chest – History & discussion, Geeky Medics chest OSCE       review
Abdomen – History & discussion, Geeky Medics abdomen       OSCE review
Practical skills- The ear: common complaints & otoscopy
Penthrox – Uses & contraindications
ECG - Basics made easy
Cardiac rhythm disturbance & ACS
Clinical governance, record keeping, and data protection
Medical emergencies – Diabetes, anaphylaxis (2021 resus       update), asthma
Medical emergencies – Sepsis & stroke
Practical skills - Urinary catheterisation
Airway management - Supraglottic airways
Suturing - Theory
Input from the police energy industry liaison unit (talk by       Police Scotland)
Coastguard - SAR and the medic (talk from HM Coastguard)
MSK Theory
Systematic approach to trauma/AMPLE
Understanding change, resilience, and mental health (Talk       from mental health professional)
Systematic approach to trauma - demonstration
Disability - Head injury management
Catastrophic haemorrhage - Tourniquet/Haemostatic and       the role of TXA
Breathing - Tension pneumothorax
Circulation - Blood on the floor and 4 more
Special Circumstances - Hypo/hyperthermia, burns
Nasogastric tube insertion
ALS talk through

Week Two (3 Days)

In Person
Suturing
Respiratory OSCE demo and practice
Abdominal OSCE demo and practice
Practical skills- IV/IO access
ALS demo
Clinical skills exam
Trauma demo
OSCE assessments
Practical revision
Trauma ALS exam
ALS practical assessment
Practical trauma assessment

Course Requirements

This course is mandatory for experienced Healthcare Professionals with 3 years post qualification experience who wish to become HSE Offshore Medics.

We welcome applications to attend from:    
✅ NMC Registered Adult Nurses    
✅ HCPC Registered Paramedics    
✅ Military Medical Staff RN/RM Medical Assistants at LH/CPL or above
✅ Army CMT1 at CPL or above
✅ RAF Medical Assistants at CPL or above

In addition, this course is valuable CPD for healthcare professionals working in energy sectors.

When enquiring for a place on this course, you will need to provide proof of registration and your CV.

Initial Course (£2,500 exc. VAT)

Duration
The course includes week one virtual teaching and week two in person and a two week clinical placement.

Refresher Course (£2,060 exc. VAT)

Duration
The course includes week one virtual teaching and week two in person teaching.

Course Dates (2024)

Start Dates 2024

Module 1: 8th January – 12th January          
Module 2: 16th January – 18th January

Module 1: 5th February – 9th February          
Module 2: 13th February – 15th February

Module 1: 4th March – 8th March          
Module 2: 12th March – 14th March

Module 1: 15th April – 19th April        
Module 2: 23rd April – 25th April

Module 01: 10th June – 14th June
Module 02: 19th June – 21st June

Module 01: 5th August – 9th August
Module 02: 13th August – 15th August

Module 01: 2nd September – 6th September
Module 02: 10th September – 12th September

Module 01: 21st October – 25th October
Module 02: 29th October – 31st October

Module 01: 18th November – 22nd November
Module 02: 26th November – 28th November

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Completed my offshore-medic course with TAC today, learnt so much, put out of my comfort zone, but satisfaction 100%. Two week Boiset and placement and I'm ready to go!

TAC Healthcare Student