Re: forwarding - wild. first aid note (fwd)
Steven Featherkile (madwolf@EARTHLINK.NET)
Wed, 14 May 1997 08:02:38 -0700
Peter Farnham wrote:
> Hi all,
> Since the issue of wilderness first aid courses has come up, I thought I'd
> post some info about one I took on May 3-4. The course is called "Basic
> Wilderness First Aid." It is 16 hours long (two full days from 8 - 5, with
> an hour for lunch). It costs $125.
> A related question for the group-- a scout going into anaphylectic shock... I
> wonder if any SMs out there have been able to obtain ANA kits... Has any
> unit leader out there been able to get one legally, and how did you do it?
Peter and Scouters
This is the kind of course I was talking about when I made the first
post. This is great. It forces you to think beyond "Street First
Aid." Probably the most important vital sign in the wilderness (yes, in
most situations, there are exceptions) is the one that is not addressed
in ARC Community First Aid. Body core temperature. The course is still
a little pricey, though.
Probably the easiest way to get an ANA kit is to talk to your personal
physician and tell her/him (it?) your fears. Remember, though if you
administer a medication, you are probably going beyond your scope of
care and are responsible. The BEST way is to have the allergic kid get
his own ANA kit, then just "help" him use it.
I usta be a Bobwhite
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City