Re: pain relievers in first aid kit
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 06:26:50 -0400
On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, 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?
Actually, its the *asprin* that ought not be taken by adolescents &
children because of Reyes possibilities.
The problem with prescribing medication for children is that most of us
aren't medical profesionals (nor do we play one on TV!).
Paul H. Brown, KD4UPD
I used to be an Antelope, WB 82-66
Scout Roundtable Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Pack CC
George Washington District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City