Re: First Aid Req.
Edith Kerr (kerr@VISION.NET.AU)
Mon, 3 Nov 1997 23:32:37 +1100
Maybe CPR to an adult takes some strength but my 13 year old boy
is physically stronger than me anyway.
But people needing CPR are not only adults but sometimes babies and
the problem with babies is that too much strength may be applied.
I have known an ambulance worker who has broken an older person's ribs
because the pressure was too much.
Surely if scouts are taught first to call an ambulance and then to
they will then only be using CPR when no other recourse is available
and surely action is better than non action in cases where CPR is required
if enough strength cannot be achieved.
Edith Kerr | Make a splash!
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> From: Peter K Kennon <lego@VISI.COM>
> Should The CPR requirement be dropped from first class?
>The American Heart Asso. (AHA) Recommends that a
> person administering CPR be at least 16 yrs of age. The reasoning behind
> this is that younger people do not have the strength to adequately
> administer it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City