Re: pain relievers in first aid kit
Robert Urbach (rurbach@BELLATLANTIC.NET)
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 02:02:34 +0100
Marc ---- you have it backwards. Asprin can cause Reyes Syndrome.
Personally, I would not have a problem with simple pain releivers.
Asprin would be a drug of choice secondary to its anti-inflamatory
effects (good for sprains). I personaly pack both along with Sudafed as
Questions --- Who administers? How long is the trip? How deep in the
woods? Do you carry medical refferrence cards on the scouts? (i.e.
Medical problems, allergies) What would happen if you don't treat? Do
treat? Are the scouts allowed to carry their own medicines or are they
kept by the SM?
Speaking only for myself.
Bob Urbach, MSW
Robert E. Lee Council
Marc Grey wrote:
> Dear Fellow Scouters,
> We have a question which has arisen in our troop concerning whether or not
> we should keep aspirin or acetominophen in our first aid kit. Is it proper
> for the troop to administer these analgesics to scouts out of the first aid
> kit? I realize that aspirin would be safer than acetominophen due to Reyes
> syndrome but what is the policy in scouting regarding administering these
> medications and how do you deal with this problem in your troop?
> Marc Grey
> SM Troop 317
> Davie, Fla.
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