Friday, July 07, 2006

Boy Scout first aid

Boy Scout first aid

First aid is the immediate care given someone who has suddenly sickened or been hurt in an accident. The First-aid training continues through the program of the Boy Scouts of America as concrete evidence that we are prepared to help others in need.

It is important that one person should be trained all the principles of aid and should thoroughly understand the uses of the first aid. Being prepared for situations in which first aid training is required is a sign of a good boy scout. Whether in the outdoors or a large city, situations will come up where a first aid kit accompanied with thorough training may make the difference between life and death.

* Treatment of minor cuts and scrapes
* Remove all the debris from the wound as possible, rinsing with clean water.
* Gently clean the wound with an antiseptic wipe.
* Apply a thin layer of antiseptic ointment.
* Cover the wound with an adhesive bandage.
* Look for signs of infection, such as swelling, redness or warmth around the...

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