First Aid

Below are the requirements I completed for the First Aid Badge
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“Describe the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Then demonstrate CPR on a training device.”



“Demonstrate the proper procedures for handling and immobilizing suspected closed or open fractures or dislocations of the Forearm, Wrist, Upper leg, Lower leg, Ankle”



First Aid Requirement 13c: “With helpers under your supervision, improvise a stretcher and move a presumably unconscious person.”




In addition to the above, I also researched all the following areas and then completed a verbal presentation/interview to demonstrate my knowledge and understanding for each of them:

  • Demonstrate to your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first-aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
  • Explain how you would obtain emergency medical assistance from:
    • Your home
    • A remote location on a wilderness camping trip
    • An activity on open water
    • Explain the standard precautions as applied to the transmission of infections. Discuss the ways you should protect yourself and the victim while administering first aid.
    • Do the following:
      • Prepare a first-aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents with your counselor.
      • With an adult leader, inspect your troop’s first-aid kit. Evaluate it for completeness. Report your findings to your counselor and Scout leader.
    • Describe the early signs and symptoms of each of the following and explain what actions you should take:
      • Shock
      • Heart Attack
      • Stroke
    • Do the following:
      • Describe the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Then demonstrate proper CPR technique using a training device approved by your counselor.
      • Explain the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Identify the location of the AED at your school, place of worship, and troop meeting place, if one is present.
    • Do the following:
      • Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is not bleeding severely.
      • Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is severely bleeding.
      • Explain when it is appropriate and not appropriate to use a tourniquet. List some of the benefits and dangers of the use of a tourniquet.
      • Describe the proper application of a tourniquet.
    • Explain when a bee sting could be life threatening and what action should be taken for prevention and for first aid.
    • Do the following:
      • Describe the signs and symptoms of an open or closed fracture or dislocation.
      • Explain what measures should be taken to reduce the likelihood of further complications of fractures and dislocations.
    • Describe the signs and symptoms, proper first-aid procedures, and possible prevention measures for the following conditions:
      • Anaphylaxis/allergic reactions
      • Asthma attack
      • Bruises
      • Sprains or strains
      • Hypothermia
      • Frostbite
      • Burns—first, second, and third degree
      • Concussion
      • Convulsions/seizures
      • Someone who is unconscious
      • Dehydration
      • Muscle cramps
      • Heat exhaustion
      • Heat stroke
      • Abdominal pain
      • Broken, chipped, or loosened tooth
    • Do the following:
      • Describe the conditions under which an injured person should be moved.
      • If a sick or an injured person must be moved, tell how you would determine the best method. Demonstrate this method.
    • Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor.