First Aid Delimma
Matthew Adkins (msadkins@MTU.EDU)
Mon, 3 Oct 1994 16:51:03 -0400
Okay I know I spelled the subject wrong....
ANyway I have a problem....last year while working with my
college troop I had a couple of kids come up and ask me if I could do
First Aid merit badge with them for various reasons which were good
reasons. So since know one else in the troop (not many leaders...mostly
barely the two required) were able to I worked with the boys at my
free time and got it done with them....
Now, both of those guys had CPR cards and stuff so mostly I
just reviewed with them and watched them and passed the,...they pretty
much knew what they were doing already....
Well, just recently I had about 4 boys (20 registered Scouts
troop) come up and ask me to do First with them. See I am on Camp Staff
and they are too this year and want to get it done and fear they won't
be able to get it at camp (probably right but I know it can be done).
My Scoutmaster isn't trained and never was a scout, I am not trained but
am an Eagle Scout with 12 yeasr in scouting. I have CPR. I have also
done First AID demos so many times I can't count them...so theoretically
I should be able to teach these guys ok...BUT I know that a trained
nurse at camp could teach them a lot better and effectively...I could
pass them satisfactorily....AND this liabaility things makes me
wonder....if I, being uncertified in BAsic First Aid wonder if I teach
these guys satisfactorily am I putting myself in jeopardy? Well,
actually I guess I am worried that I can't teach them good enough. My
fear is that by not doing this MB with them I might be setting them back
Any suggestions? I told them that would think about it and
let them know at tomorrow's meeting.....
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