1st Aid

The Life Saving Skills of First Aid

DISCLAIMER: Under no condition is responsibility to be accepted by troop 8, or anyone else related to this site regarding the consequences of use of the information distributed in this documentation in any First Aid application. 
THIS IS A TUTORIAL, HENCE A STUDY AID, NOT A FIRST AID MANUAL.

What is first aid and why do I have to know it? First aid is three things. Treating life-threatening dangers. Keeping the victim safe from further harm and getting proper medical help for the victim. Now, why do you have to know it? Just think, if no one knew first aid, who would fix your friend when he got his broken arm. Or who would save your grandpa's life by giving him lifesaving CPR? The point is, first aid saves peoples lives. Chances are that you'll need to use first aid; not only when you go camping with your fellow scouts, but at home, work or school.

We hope this will be of help to you on your journey to Eagle Scout. Below is a list of First Aid that you will need to know for rank advancement. Click on one of the underlined words or the pictures below.

 

Required for Tenderfoot and above
Required for Tenderfoot and above
Required for 2nd Class and above
Required for 2nd Class and above
Required for 2nd Class and above
Required for 1st Class and above
Required for 1st Class and above
 
The Five Hurry Cases
  
Required for 1st Class and above
Required for 2nd Class and above
Required for 2nd Class and above
Required for Tenderfoot and above
Required for 2nd Class and above

 

For more information on first aid on the internet:

http://www.medi-smart.com/fa-text.htm A great link for 1st Aid Basics.

www.survival-center.com/firstaid
This site will tell you just about everything you wanted to know about: bleeding, breathing, heart, heat and cold emergency's, poisoning, strokes, fractures, eye injures and much, much more. I highly recommend this site for any first aid needs. They did a much better job than I did.
www.depts.washington.edu/learncpr
This is a very good site for learning CPR. It's very easy to learn with the animated illustrations.This site also has videos you can download, the history of CPR, and even a test, to test your CPR skills.


For those of you who like this kind of stuff, there is the first aid merit badge. It is required for eagle, so you will eventually have to get it. Why not get it now, while your still up to speed on all the First Aid. Talk to the Librarian at the scout meeting so he can find you a counselor. In the mean time, go to merit badge.com to get the requirements. Really, the badge is not hard. Find someone to do it with, and you might even have fun if you try. Click here for the requirements...

 


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