Emergency Aid Skills Stage 4

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Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 4 Competencies & Requirements

  1. I can place someone into the recovery (safe airway) position.
    • Scouts can demonstrate placing someone in the recovery position, including care for an unconscious person.
  2. I can provide care for someone who is poisoned.
    • Scouts can explain:
      • not giving the person anything to eat or drink
      • finding out what the poison was
      • calling the local Poison Control number or 9-1-1
  3. I know the first aid treatment for dirt in an eye.
    • Scouts can explain:
      • not rubbing the eye
      • blinking fast
      • if there is still something in the eye, flushing the eye under running water (with the affected eye towards the ground)
      • getting medical assistance quickly if material remains in the eye
  4. I know what goes into our home first aid kit
    • Scouts can describe the items in the kit to their Patrols.
  5. I can help reduce the risk of fire and burns in the home.
    • Scouts can check that:
      • paint, paper, rags and flammables are away from heat
      • hot water tank is set below 54°C (130°F) to help prevent scalding
      • stove-top pot handles are turned away from the front of the stove
  6. I can show how to test and care for a smoke alarm.
  7. I can manage a home emergency situation.
    • Scouts can explain what to do if:
      • the lights go out
      • a fuse blows or circuit breaker trips
      • a water pipe bursts
      • they smell natural gas
      • a drain backs up
      • a fire or carbon monoxide alarm goes off
  8. I know where my local community emergency shelter is located or how to find out where a community emergency shelter is located if one is needed.
    • Scouts can report the local community emergency shelter information to their Patrols.
  9. I know what is in our Group first aid kit and know how to use the kit.
    • Scouts can take out the Group first aid kit before an outing and review the contents with the outing group.
  10. I can care for my feet while outdoors.
    • Scouts know how to;
      • detect a pre-blister hot spot on a foot
      • treat a blister
      • identify and prevent trench foot
      • select the proper footwear for the activity
      • keep toe nails clipped before hiking
      • hike in dry socks and footwear
  11. I can explain how to prevent and treat heat and cold injuries.
    • Scouts can describe the heat and cold injuries encountered when outdoors and the behaviour, equipment, medical and shelter plans to avoid these.
  12. I know how to treat and report (if appropriate) insect and animal bites.
    • Scouts can explain what types of insect and animal bites could happen when outdoors, what the first aid treatment should be and what the follow-up plan should be (if needed).