Wilderness First Aid
Michel Audy (audy@OANET.COM)
Wed, 21 May 1997 16:30:19 -0600
Nathan Mann wrote:<ndmann@TACL.DNET.GE.COM>
>I'm a firm believer of getting all the training reasonable, for the leaders
>AND THE SCOUTS. It's very possible they'll be dealing with an energency where
>the person in trouble is one of their leaders. (even with 2+ deep leadership)
>... Over half my high adventure crew going to Canada this summer is taking a
>refresher 8 hour 1st aid course. I hope they learn it well.
I hope you are not implying that you expect to NEED the first aid course,
just because you are coming to Canada ;-) Except in the back country, which
is admittedly a bit more remote than most areas of the US, we have pretty
well the same medical services as you have.
Of course, if you are trying to say that they will be far away from
established medical services (which can occur in the US as well as in
Canada, we just have more of it), then I'm in complete agreement. Our
Venturers all have Standard First Aid, and we will be doing the Wilderness
First Aid course once we can get the money and the time (and I know it's
important, so we will get it done soon :-)
The posts over the last while have really reinforced the need to "Be
Prepared" in the back country.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City