Re: Questions about Camp Impartials
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU)
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 21:57:19 -0400
Bob Amick wrote:
> The Laerdal "Little Anne" was designed to be a durable,
> and comparatively inexpensive, simple to operate, CPR
> training manikin now routinely used by Red Cross and
> other agencies.
> Since most CPR training is conducted using these manikins
> it makes sense to obtain them for a Scout unit.
> Camps should be encouraged to obtain such manikins to give
> the Scouts the appropriate levels of training and proficiency
> experience needed to competently perform CPR. While
> less expensive improvisations can be used, the manikins
> provide the most realistic simulation of CPR and should
> be the preferred method of training. In an emergency you
> tend to act on learned skills and training, and the more
> realistic the training is, the more likely you are to
> perform appropriately.
I agree completely. The camp should have one. EVERY AQUATICS MB has
the following requirement:
(b) Demonstrate proper technique for performing CPR
using a training device approved by your counselor.
BUT, if they don't have one, the requirement DOES give the counselor the
option to use a big doll. I wouldn't recommend it, but the option is
there. The camp in question has effectively said, "You can not complete
the requirements for any aquatics MB at this camp, and will receive a
> If you cannot afford to purchase manikins, and your Red Cross
> will not loan them to you unless you are a certified instructor,
> you can try borrowing them from hospitals, fire departments,
> rescue squads, ambulance services, et al.
One of our ASM's is Chief of Staff at the local VA Hosp. He's brought
one to at least one meeting each year.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
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