YOUth Protection Guidelines
Craig Bond (craig00@INU.NET)
Thu, 14 Aug 1997 23:05:45 +0000
If we work hard enough, it is possible to put together a scenario where
every adult in a crowded summer camp is required to properly ratio the
transport of serially injured scouts to the hospital, leaving only the fire
ants to care for the 200 yet-to-be-injured.
On the other hand, logic dictates in the present situation that an
excellent solution was used. What we should most likely be concerned about
here is a false accusation of abuse and this can most easily be rebutted by
having time and mileage checks at the beginning and ends of the trip. The
stop for the call to the parents was wise both in terms of alerting the
parents and allowing them to meet the car at the hospital and providing a
verifiable midpoint time check.
Certainly we would like to always have a 2:2 ratio, but there are far more
frequent opportunities for abuse and false accusation than with a medical
transport with a kid with a broken ankle. Let's concentrate on those.
Craig Bond, SDE
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who improves the quality of their lives;
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to follow one who doesn't."
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