Re: Wilderness First Aid ("Load and Go" saves lives in the
Martin A. Flynn (maflynn@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Tue, 13 May 1997 19:24:51 +0000
>That's more than 30 troop meetings, assuming you throw out little things
>like openings and closings and games and advancement. I know it wouldn't be
>done at troop meetings, but I'm sorry, "as much training as they can" is
>open ended. A few of you guys get a bit carried away. If you want to eliminate
>the chance of dying on Mt. Everest, your just not going to get to climb it.
PMFJI - I don't think safety & first aid training is "a bit carried
away". Case in point, our local Ship (Post) has an EMT-C as a Mate, we all
have BLS certification. The boat itself has O2, a full set of cannula &
masks, along with an offshore first aid & med kit, basket stretcher &
backboard. We will be purchasing a AED (automatic electronic
defibrillator) as soon as the budget allows.
Sounds extreme?? We operate in areas where it takes 20+ minutes for a
helo to arrive on site. This assumes that there *is* a helo available and
weather conditions will allow it to fly.
You are a candidate for organ harvesting after about 10 minutes without
respiration. After 20 minutes you're not even good for that.
Remember our motto:
Martin A. Flynn - CR
Sea Scout Ship 243, BSA
Watchung Area Council / NJ
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