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Medical Care Provider (MCP), formerly MFAP (STCW-95 USCG)

Overview: The Medical Care Provider (MCP) course is designed for personnel who have already completed an 8hr First Aid/CPR (STCW-95 USCG). This course is similar to a DOT first responder, with some added medical information, such as basic pharmacology and gynecology. See course objectives for additional course topics.

Course Length: 40hrs | CFR Reference: 46 CFR 10.205 (h) (1) (ii); 46 CFR 10.205 (h) (2) (iii); 46 CFR 10.205 (I) (2) and (3) (iii) | Course Required By: United States Coast Guard designated person who is in charge of medical care

Course Objectives: Upon completion of Medical Care Provider (MCP) training, the student will be familiar with:
  • Perform CPR at the healthcare provider level

  • Utilize an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

  • Manage airway problems

  • Use oxygen delivery devices and apply oxygen

  • Monitor blood pressure and vital signs

  • Perform initial and ongoing patient assessment until advanced care arrives

  • Basic fundamental documentation of emergency medical care

  • Manage bleeding emergencies and splinting potential fractures and related injuries
  • Learn basic pharmacology

  • Childbirth

  • Assembling a basic first aid kit

  • Basic nursing principles of a sick bay

  • Identify psychological/psychiatric problems

  • Radio medical advice

  • Manage burn injuries

  • Spinal injuries

  • Toxicological hazards

Prerequisites: First Aid/CPR STCW-95 8hr (STCW-95 USCG) completion

Written Exam: MFAP final exam minimum passing score is 70%

Performance skills such as CPR, AED, bag-valve mask, patient assessment, oxygen administration, soft tissue injury, splinting and airway management will need to be performed to complete the program.

Retraining: Every five years

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.

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