Emergency Aid Skills Stage 5

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Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 5 Competencies & Requirements

  1. I have successfully completed an Emergency First Aid and CPR (Level A) course from a recognized provider.
    • Recognized providers include:
      • the Canadian Red Cross Society
      • St. John Ambulance
      • the Lifesaving Society
      • the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
      • Canadian Ski Patrol
  2. I can correctly record everything that has happened at the scene of the accident.
    • Scouts can demonstrate (in a practice drill) a written record of:
      • who was ill/injured
      • when did this happen
      • where did this happen
      • what happened
      • what treatment was done
      • what additional help did you get
  3. I know the rules and why they are important for a home pool, community pool or a body of water used for swimming.
    • Scouts can explain the pool rules.
  4. I can demonstrate how to safely use and care for a barbecue.
    • Scouts will demonstrate, by cooking a barbecue meal for their Patrol mates, how to safely use and care for the appliance.
  5. I have assisted in providing training to others in aspects of emergency aid.
    • Scouts are able to assist with emergency aid training at a Scout meeting or camp.
  6. I know how to deal with an incident, injury or illness in a remote outdoor location and how to summon help.
    • Scouts can explain how to:
      • secure the site and individual(s) from further hazard and harm
      • care for the victim(s) and rest of the group
      • make and activate a plan to raise an alarm for assistance
      • begin an evacuation or establish a treatment site
  7. I know how and when to use flares, mirrors, horns and other long-distance signalling devices.
    • Scouts can explain these devices, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  8. I know how to build a stretcher from improvised materials.
    • Scouts can build a stretcher from items brought along on a typical outdoor activity day.
  9. I can use a compass and/or a GPS device to find direction and travel to a desired location.
    • Scouts can lead a navigational exercise in the field that includes the following:
      • Scouts can read a map and locate themselves on a map
      • Scouts can navigate to any fixed point on a map and do so with a safe and effective route plan
      • Scouts can establish an evacuation route on a map