Provision for the training of offshore medics

Who can become an offshore medic?Old regulations stated that only registered nurses or ex-military medics could fill the role of an offshore medic, and some training providers still adhere to out dated guidance. However, the new regulations of 2001 have opened the door to other health care professionals who may wish to follow this career path. It is the responsibility of the training centre to determine if individuals are qualified and suitable for the role of offshore medic. NUH acccepts the following who wish to undertake the offshore medic course: registered nurses, paramedics and registered operating department practitioners, along with ex military combat medics and naval medical assistants. On application, applicants are asked for a Curriculum Vitae and proof of registration if applicable. The offshore medic must by law undergo training at a HSE approved training centre.

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