Re: First Aid MB
Derry Hamilton (D.HAMILTON@SMS.ED.AC.UK)
Wed, 1 Nov 1995 11:50:49 +0000
First aid training can be a bit awkward since it changes all the
time. In North Berwick, all the leaders have first aid certificates
of some kind and are quite up to teaching it to the level of the
proficiency badge (read merit badge or whatever, depending), however
we feel that it is better to leave it to a professional. We are
lucky enough to have a cottage hospital and medical center across the
road so we invite one of the local doctors to do the teaching. This
ensures that the boys get the best training and we keep up to date.
A point which I feel shouldd be adressed by the bage requirements is
the wild country first aid, it may be covered by the MB but it isn't
The scouts are encouraged to go out in the hills with town first aid,
they are taught CPR but not how to stabilise a neck injury which is
very likely in a fall (in any incident where the person need to be
strechered out the MRT use a back board or similar). Come to think
of it has anybody ever seen a first aid kit with a neck brace?
1st North Berwick
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