Re: Deadly Communicable Disease
blaine a. jackson (blainej@JUNO.COM)
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 09:34:10 PST
On Thu, 13 Feb 1997 12:55:56 PST Robert M Lewis <science_guy@JUNO.COM>
>I am in favor of what your SPL decided on. I have been trained in
>Blood Born Pathogens, and somewhat in Air Born Pathogens (TB). When
>it comes to first aid, you must allways treat the person, whether you
>have known him all your life, or just met him, as if they were
>infected with HIV, Hepititus (sp?) A through E, and every other Blood
>Born Pathogen, including STD's.
This is what I teach in BSA MB classes, NASAR outdoor medical classes,
etc. The best thing you can do for the scouts is to set a good example.
I put on gloves before I check any injury, splinter, tick, etc.
In the MB classes, I have had the boys wear latex gloves for the entire
class sessions. I keep a red magic marker close by, and any time that
they touch or scratch themselves with the gloved hand, I but a mark on
the glove. It seens to help them remember to wear and use the gloves
propertly. I also wear gloves for the class, and they can mark my
gloves if they catch me scratching my nose.
The hardest part is to remember to wear the gloves to treat a cut or
scratch for one of my sons.
laine Jackson, WFRlainej@juno.com M T450, Bentonville, Arkansasst
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