First Aid Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

First Aid Interest Badge
    1. Show a good knowledge of how to activate the Emergency Medical Services in your area.
    2. Show that you keep the names, addresses and phone numbers for emergency help where you can find them quickly.
  1. Explain the general principles of dealing with accidents.
  2. Explain the signs, symptoms and treatment of shock.
  3. Discuss with the examiner the signs, symptoms and treatment (where applicable) of serious bleeding including internal bleeding.
  4. Use an improvised bandage to hold a dressing in place on the arm, hand, ankle and head.
  5. Demonstrate how to treat suspected fractures using improvised methods, and discuss with the examiner the dangers of fractures to the spine.
  6. Explain and demonstrate how to apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  7. Demonstrate the correct method of lifting a person onto a stretcher.
  8. Demonstrate 4 methods of transporting patients eg fireman's lift; walking assist; one-man carry; four-hand seat; two-man carry.
  9. Discuss the causes and treatment as well as the precautions to take to prevent:
    1. Cold exposure (hypothermia)
    2. Heat exhaustion
    3. Sunburn.
  10. As a member of a team of at least three other Scouts deal with a First Aid incident staged by the examiner.

Requirements in PDF[edit]

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