Re: pain relievers in first aid kit
Sun, 20 Jul 1997 22:31:04 -0400
IMO, Scouts wishing to carry any medication should only carry what their =
parents authorize via a written permit. Scoutmasters are authorized by =
parents to administer xxxx drug under xxx circumstances or when =
expressed by the parent via telephone.
No troop first aid kit should contain aspirin. If the patient is =
allergic to aspirin, it may cause an anaphilactic shock. IMO, =
acetaminophen is much safer, even with the Reyes Syndrome. During =
pre-hospital care, we never use aspirin.
EMT-B - First Responder
Emergency Medical Post 850, Inc.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
From: Marc Grey[SMTP:Arrowmen@AOL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, 16 July, 1997 9:59 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
Subject: pain relievers in first aid kit
Dear Fellow Scouters,
We have a question which has arisen in our troop concerning whether =
we should keep aspirin or acetominophen in our first aid kit. Is it =
for the troop to administer these analgesics to scouts out of the first =
kit? I realize that aspirin would be safer than acetominophen due to =
syndrome but what is the policy in scouting regarding administering =
medications and how do you deal with this problem in your troop?
SM Troop 317
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City