Re: pain relievers in first aid kit
Marvin Rosen (marv@NEBULA.ISPACE.COM)
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 12:53:02 -0700
Kenneth Wheeler wrote:
> We had a Scout who gave himself a second degree burn on the tip of his
> finger at our last campout by touching the top of a hot lantern. At
> 10 O'clock at night, I had to hike the mile back to the ranger station
> to call his parents and ask permission to adminster a tylenol. Our
> troop committee chair, who is also a Girl Scout troop leader, gave me
> a form that we are going to distribute to all the parents, listing
> common over the counter meds, and getting permission in advance to
> administer should the need arise. That way, I will know parental
> preferences on the issue, any allergies or other info, and I won't
> have to hike out to call in the middle of the night for a minor
> Ken Wheeler
> ASM Troop 994, Fairfax Station, VA
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> Subject: Re: pain relievers in first aid kit
> Author: Robert Urbach <rurbach@BELLATLANTIC.NET> at smtp
> Date: 7/18/97 2:00 AM
> Marc ---- you have it backwards. Asprin can cause Reyes Syndrome.
> Personally, I would not have a problem with simple pain
> Asprin would be a drug of choice secondary to its anti-inflamatory
> effects (good for sprains). I personaly pack both along with Sudafed as
> a decongestant.
> 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
> Pack 440
> Robert E. Lee Council
> Richmond, VA
> Marc Grey wrote:
> > 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
> > medications and how do you deal with this problem in your troop?
We have a medical concent form on each scout which is signed and
noterised for this .
we allow scouts to carry some meds with parents permission. Astma
inhalers do not do a scout much good if it is not kept with the scout to
be used when needed
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City