Re: Questions about Camp Impartials
Greg Atwell (gatwell@FLASH.NET)
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 19:50:37 -0500
Paul S. Wolf wrote:
> 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
> > Hello All,
Our District after a Merit Badge College saw all these partials for the
First Aid Merit Badge and asked, why not conduct CPR Training on a
district level. An anomynus donor supplied $2000.00 and 12 Annies were
purchased. An Assistant Scoutmaster, EMT, CPR Trainer, trained 11 Adult
leaders in the District (Through the American Heart Association) as CPR
Trainers. We conduct Training sessions once a month on a Saturday at the
same location as Roundtable for any registered youth or adult at a cost
of $7.00. This covers the cost of the manuals and the lung airways that
have to be replaced after each use. Nine merit badges have the same
requirement and a Tenderfoot (demonstrate the Heimlich manuever, which
should not be done on individuals because of the risk of internal
injuries, so use annie instead) and a First Class requirement ( explain
the steps (procedures) in CPR). BTW the Scouts really need to know this
because who is the most succeptible to accute myocardial infarction, a
11 year old or a Scoutmaster physiqued 45 year old?
We are in our 4th month of this program and are looking to invite out of
District and Council youth and Adult leaders to this Training. My 10
year old son just came home from summer camp. He took his CPR Card and
had a completion for the Swimming Merit Badge. He also completed his
Second Class Board of Review. BTW the only requirement that I have
signed in his Scout Book is the Tenderfoot and First Class Reqirements
Greg Atwell Sr.
Eagle '67, Vigil '69
SA Troop 265, Tonkawa District, Longhorn Council
District Membership Chair
Copper Canyon, Texas, (DFW Area)
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