Re: Backcountry Emergency: Evaluation
Charlotte S. Jerscheid (cjersche@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 4 Jun 1995 18:37:18 -0400
Alan Houser told of his experience with a head-injured Scout.
Alan, I think you did exactly the right thing. It is always better to err
on the side of safety, especially with kids and most especially with other
people's kids. If the first police officer/EMT who came down to the
campsite evaluated him and recommended a helicopter ride, I'd say you were
smart to follow his advice. If you were the one who made the decision,
you were even smarter <g>. It was also a good idea to have his parents
come get him. As a parent, I would much rather be called in at the time
of the accident than to find out about it later.
ASM, Troop 13
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City