What is the First Aid – CBRNDC 23?


The First Aid – CBRNDC 23 is an international defence training (IDT) course delivered by the Royal Navy.

What is the Aim of the Course?

To train naval personnel in administering first aid to certificate standards laid down by Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 and STANAG 2122 First Aid subjects.


Five (5) days.


Phoenix, HMS Excellent or HMS Raleigh.

Outline of the Course

Topics covered include:

  • Principles and objectives of first aid.
  • Identification of hazards.
  • Primary survey.
  • Unconscious casualty.
  • Heart conditions.
  • Provision of basic life support.
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Hypoxia.
  • Shock.
  • How to arrest a bleed.
  • Fractures and dislocations.
  • Climatic injuries.
  • Burns.
  • Poisons.
  • First aid kit and boxes.
  • Secondary survey.
  • Casualty handling.

Examinations/Qualifications Gained

  • Practical skills assessment.
  • CPR assessment.
  • Theory exam.
  • CBRNDC Level 2 First Aid accredited by the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) and Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).


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