Re: First Aid
Thu, 15 Jun 1995 07:14:41 -0400
On Wed, 14 Jun 1995, Don E. Robinson, M.D." <WA4YYM@AOL.COM> writes:
> This is why I always carry a little kit called ANA-KIT with me in our
>troop firstaid kit. It is available by prescription only since it contains a
>syringe of adrenalin as well as some Benadryl.
I would offer caution in doing this. I just recently completed a 12 hour
combined first-aid/adult/infant-child CPR course and this question was
raised. The response to us, was do not waste your money on purchasing this
kit for our troop first aid kit. The reason primarily because in our state
as in many it is illegal to administer an injection unless you are licensed
to do so. We could hand the syringe to the person, but they have to inject
Prevention is the way to go. We can only do what we are trained to do ,
within the laws of our state. Lets be carefull about what we are suggesting
in this thread. I have heard shaving cream and mustard for burns. I question
the use of these items, but will everyone. Some people will just blindly add
a can of shaving cream to their first aid kits.
Bottom line is prevention and then training.
Paul E Ratty
Lowell, MA Greater Lowell Council
Paul E. Ratty (email@example.com)
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