Emergency Aid Skills Stage 3

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Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 3 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I can do first aid for large wounds.
    • Scouts can demonstrate proper care for large wounds:
      • applying pressure to the wound with a clean dressing (such as gauze)
      • securing the dressing with a bandage such as roller gauze or a triangular bandage
      • demonstrate the use of the Scout neckerchief as a triangular bandage
      • if the bleeding does not stop, applying more dressing and bandages and seeking additional help
  2. I can perform first aid for nosebleeds.
    • Scout can demonstrate proper care for a common nosebleed including:
      • pinching the nose
      • tilting the head forward
      • keeping the nose pinched for at least 10 minutes
      • seeking help if the bleeding does not stop after 10 minutes of pressure
    • See also First Aider Badge #2f
  3. I can perform first aid for someone who is choking.
    • Scouts can demonstrate proper care for a choking victim according to the latest methods taught by a first aid organization.
    • See also First Aider Badge #2a
  4. I know the signs and symptoms of shock and how to treat shock.
    • Scouts can explain the signs and symptoms of shock:
      • pale, cool, sweaty skin
      • fast and shallow breathing
      • light-headedness
      • increased heart rate
      • confusion
    • Scout can demonstrate the proper care for shock:
      • putting the person in a comfortable position
      • keeping their body temperature normal (a blanket for someone who is cold, or a shady place for someone who is warm)
      • getting help and keeping the person calm
  5. I can comfort someone who is ill or injured.
    • Scouts can demonstrate the proper care, including:
      • talking calmly with the person
      • keeping the person comfortable
      • treating for shock
      • reassuring the person that help is on the way
      • staying with the person unless they need to go somewhere to call for more help
  6. I can show how to lock, unlock and secure all windows, doors and other entryways into my home.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to lock, unlock and secure windows, doors and entryways in their homes.
  7. I know the dangers of playing on or near train tracks, trestles, crossings and train yards.
    • Scouts can explain the dangers of playing near train areas.
  8. I know the dangers of touching power lines with a stick or ladder, climbing on electrical power poles, towers and substations, and poking electrical outlets.
  9. I know the dangers of playing around storm sewers, construction sites, garbage dumps or dumpsters, ice-covered water or water areas, dams, vacant buildings, farm machinery, quarries, old wells and/or unfriendly animals.
    • Scouts can explain the dangers of playing near listed dangerous areas.
    • Also see Family Safety Badge #8c
  10. I have made a list of emergency numbers, such as: police, fire, ambulance, poison control, etc., and posted it by a telephone in my home.
    • Scouts can verify the emergency numbers are posted in a convenience location in their homes.
    • Also see Family Safety Badge #9
  11. I know how to help create an escape plan for a building or activity location in case of fire.
    • Scouts (working with friends) can make and practise a fire escape plan for a classroom, meeting hall or similar location.
  12. I know the “Rules of the Road” for safe bicycling.
    • Scouts can explain and demonstrate safe bicycle riding.
  13. I can identify some of the poisonous/hazardous plants in my area, and those I may encounter when travelling in Canada.
  1. I know some of the international distress signals and when to use these.
    • Scouts can demonstrate two or three international distress signals for a variety of situations (such as lost on land or on water).
  2. I can treat bee stings and reactions to some local plants, such as stinging nettle.
    • Scouts can describe the treatment for a bee sting and exposure to poisonous plants.