Medical Care Person in Charge (MCPIC) (STCW 2010) (formally MPIC)


The Medical Person in Charge (MCPIC) course is designed for masters and chief mates and who have already completed a First Aid/CPR (STCW-2010 USCG) 8hr course and the Medical Care Provider 40hr course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Medical Person in Charge (MCPIC) training, the student will be familiar with:

  • Manage care of casualities
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Tropical and infectious diseases
  • Injuries to the ear, nose, and throat
  • Alcohol and drug abuse psychiatry
  • Internal and external bleeding
  • Dental care
  • Burns, scalds, and frostbite
  • Gynecology and pregnancy
  • Fractures, dislocations, and muscular injuries
  • Medical care of rescued persons and hypothermia
  • Wounds, wound healing and infection
  • Death at sea
  • Pain relief
  • Disease prevention
  • Techniques of sewing and clamping
  • Vaccinations
  • Manage acute abdominal conditions
  • Keeping of records
  • Minor surgical treatment
  • Surgical equipment and instruments
  • Dressing and bandaging
  • Radio medical advice
  • Aspects of nursing
  • Transportation of the ill and injured
  • Medical conditions and emergencies
  • Medical care of the ill and injured

Additional Information

Course Length: 40 hrs

Course Required By: United States Coast Guard for STCW-95 Endorsement

CFR Reference: 46 CFR 10.205 (h) (1) (ii); 46 CFR 10.205 (h) (2) (iii); 46 CFR 10.205 (I) (3); 46 CFR 12.13-1 and 4

Written Exam: MCPIC final exam minimum passing score is 70%.

Performance skills, such as clinical exams including eyes, ears and throat, the use of the otoscope and ophthalmoscope, the technique of suturing, Foley catheter insertion, splinting and bandaging, identification of wound infection, 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 5 years

Prerequisites: Completion of First Aid/CPR (STCW-2010 USCG) 8hr course and Medical Care Provider 40hr course.

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location

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