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==Bites and Stings==
==Bites and Stings==
{{Shortcut|[[Bites]] - [[Stings]] - [[Bee Stings]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Bites]] - [[Stings]] - [[Bee Stings]]}}
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*Mayo Clinic: [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-insect-bites/FA00046 Insect bites & stings] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-spider-bites/FA00048 Spider bites] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-animal-bites/FA00044 Animal bites] - AAFP: [http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/bites/stings.html Stings & Bites] - [http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/bites/203.html Cat & Dog Bites] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/insect_bites_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Bites & Stings]<br>
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*Mayo Clinic: [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-insect-bites/FA00046 Insect bites & stings] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-spider-bites/FA00048 Spider bites] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-animal-bites/FA00044 Animal bites] - AAFP: [http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/bites/stings.html Stings & Bites] - [http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/bites/203.html Cat & Dog Bites] - [http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Dog-Bites/index.html Center for Disease Control: Dog Bites] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/insect_bites_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Bites & Stings]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; EVVideo: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/136263_treating-insect-bites-stings.htm Insect Bites & Stings] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/4114_insect-bites.htm Treatments] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/8829_first-aid-insect-bites.htm Insect Bites] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/143241_treat-brown-recluse-spider-bite.htm Brown Recluse Spider Bite] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/143244_treat-chigger-bite.htm Chiggers] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/72837_insect-bites-bee.htm Bee Stings] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/6523_bee-sting.htm Bees]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; EVVideo: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/136263_treating-insect-bites-stings.htm Insect Bites & Stings] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/4114_insect-bites.htm Treatments] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/8829_first-aid-insect-bites.htm Insect Bites] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/143241_treat-brown-recluse-spider-bite.htm Brown Recluse Spider Bite] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/143244_treat-chigger-bite.htm Chiggers] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/72837_insect-bites-bee.htm Bee Stings] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/6523_bee-sting.htm Bees]<br>
=====Tick Bites=====
=====Tick Bites=====
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==Bleeding==
==Bleeding==
{{Shortcut|[[Bleeding]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Bleeding]]}}
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*[http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-severe-bleeding/FA00038 Mayo Clinic: Bleeding] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/bleed.shtml Harvard: Bleeding] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/directPres.shtml Harvard: Direct Pressure] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/butterfly.shtml Harvard: Butterfly Bandage] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/cuts_or_lacerations_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Bleeding]
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*[http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-severe-bleeding/FA00038 Mayo Clinic: Bleeding] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/bleed.shtml Harvard: Bleeding] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/directPres.shtml Harvard: Direct Pressure] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/butterfly.shtml Harvard: Butterfly Bandage] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/cuts_or_lacerations_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Bleeding] - [http://www.cdc.gov/injuryresponse/acute_injury.html Center for Disease Control: Acute Injury Care]
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-bleeding/MM00016 Mayo Clinic: Bleeding Video] - EVVideo: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/3675_first-aid-care-controlling-bleeding.htm EVVideo: Bleeding] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/6526_stop-bleeding.htm EVVideo: Bleeding2] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/52567_splint-first-aid-pressure.htm Direct Pressure] -
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-bleeding/MM00016 Mayo Clinic: Bleeding Video] - EVVideo: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/3675_first-aid-care-controlling-bleeding.htm EVVideo: Bleeding] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/6526_stop-bleeding.htm EVVideo: Bleeding2] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/52567_splint-first-aid-pressure.htm Direct Pressure] -
[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/52574_splint-first-aid-bandage.htm Pressure Bandage] <br>
[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/52574_splint-first-aid-bandage.htm Pressure Bandage] <br>
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==Choking==
==Choking==
{{Shortcut|[[Choking]]- [[Heimlich]]- [[Heimlich maneuver]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Choking]]- [[Heimlich]]- [[Heimlich maneuver]]}}
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*[http://firstaid.webmd.com/choking_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Choking] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-choking/FA00025 Mayo Clinic: Choking (Heimlich maneuver)] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/choking.shtml Harvard: Choking] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/heimlichAd.shtml Harvard: Heimlich Maneuver]<br>
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*[http://firstaid.webmd.com/choking_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Choking] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-choking/FA00025 Mayo Clinic: Choking (Heimlich maneuver)] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/choking.shtml Harvard: Choking] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/heimlichAd.shtml Harvard: Heimlich Maneuver] - [http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Choking/default.html Center for Disease Control: Choking]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1640_choking-ad-first-aid-maneuver.htm EVVideo: First Aid for Choking Victims] - [http://www.procpr.org/video/flvplayer.php?file_url=conscious-adult-choking.flv PFAVideo: Choking] - [http://video.about.com/firstaid/Heimlich-Maneuver.htm About.com Video: Heimlich Maneuver]
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1640_choking-ad-first-aid-maneuver.htm EVVideo: First Aid for Choking Victims] - [http://www.procpr.org/video/flvplayer.php?file_url=conscious-adult-choking.flv PFAVideo: Choking] - [http://video.about.com/firstaid/Heimlich-Maneuver.htm About.com Video: Heimlich Maneuver]
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==Poisoning ==
==Poisoning ==
{{Shortcut|[[Poisoning]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Poisoning]]}}
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*[http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-poisoning/FA00029 Mayo Clinic: Poisoning] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/poisoning_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Poisoning] - [http://firstaid.about.com/od/hazardousmaterials/qt/06_poisons.htm About.com: Poisons]
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*[http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-poisoning/FA00029 Mayo Clinic: Poisoning] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/poisoning_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Poisoning] - [http://firstaid.about.com/od/hazardousmaterials/qt/06_poisons.htm About.com: Poisons] - [http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Poisoning/index.html Center for Disease Control: Poisoning]
*[http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-food-borne-illness/FA00043 Mayo Clinic: Food-borne illness] - [http://firstaid.about.com/od/abdominaldisorders/qt/06_foodpoison.htm About.com: Food Poisoning]
*[http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-food-borne-illness/FA00043 Mayo Clinic: Food-borne illness] - [http://firstaid.about.com/od/abdominaldisorders/qt/06_foodpoison.htm About.com: Food Poisoning]
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==Triage==
==Triage==
{{Shortcut|[[Triage]] - [[Assessing Injury]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Triage]] - [[Assessing Injury]]}}
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Wikipedia: Triage]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Wikipedia: Triage] - [http://www.cdc.gov/fieldtriage/index.html Center for Disease Control: Field Triage]

Revision as of 10:51, May 27, 2009

MeritBadge.Org offers resource and video links for First Aid, Swimming,
Outdoor Skills, Backpacking, Cooking, Navigation, Cycling, and Wilderness Survival Skills.

First Aid is the first help or immediate care given someone who has suddenly sickened or been hurt in an accident. 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 in each touring group be trained in the principles of first aid, know how and when to put this knowledge to the best use, and thoroughly understand the limitations of this knowledge.

It is strongly recommended that adult leaders in Scouting avail themselves of CPR and first-aid training by the American Red Cross or any recognized agency to be aware of the latest techniques and procedures. However, some of the first-aid techniques found in BSA literature are not the same as those professed by the American Red Cross. Frequently, modifications depend on the Scout's age—this could be a factor in the Scout's judgment and physical dexterity.

— - Guide to Safe Scouting, VI. First Aid

Here are the first aid resources you need for over 40 ranks and badges.   Videos show you key skills.

Contents
Abrasion (Scrape)
AEDs
Altitude Sickness
Assessing Injury
Back Injury
Bites StingsBees
Black eye
Bleeding
Blisters
Bloodborne
  Pathogens
Broken Bone
Bruise (Contusion)
Burns
Chest Pain
Choking
Cold Reactions
Convulsion
CPR
Cramps
Cuts (Lacerations)
Dehydration
Electrical Burns
Electrical Shock
Eye Injury
First Aid Kit
Fishhook
Fractures
Frostbite
Getting Help
Head Injury
Hearing Loss
Heart Attack
Heart Disease
Heat Exhaustion
Heat Reactions
Heat Stroke
Heimlich
Hyperventilation
Hypothermia
Insect Bites Stings
Motion Sickness
Muscle Cramps
Muscle Strains
Nausea-Fainting
Neck Injuries
Nosebleeds
Object in Eye
Poisoning
Poisonous Animals
Poisonous Plants
Puncture Wound
Scratches
Shock
SeizureSlings - Splints
Snakebite
Spinal Injury
Splinters
Sprained Ankle
Sprains-Strains
Stopped Breathing
Stroke
Sunburn
Tick Bites
Tooth Injury
Transporting
Triage
Wilderness First Aid


Resources

While your handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn your first aid skills. See the Disclaimers.

  Expert Village Videos: First Aid - Basics - Basics2
About.com - offers a number of first aid videos.
ProFirstAid (PFAVideo) - an entire online first aid course for free. Pay if you want their certificates.
American Red Cross Training Online - The Greater Indianapolis Chapter offers many certified American Red Cross first aid courses for a fee.


First Aid Kit

See: First Aid Kit - with items and uses


AED

Shortcut:
AED

  PFAVideo: AED Intro


Altitude Sickness

Shortcut:
Altitude Sickness
Requirement for Camping and Hiking Merit Badges.


Bites and Stings

Shortcut:
Bites - Stings - Bee Stings

  EVVideo: Insect Bites & Stings - Treatments - Insect Bites - Brown Recluse Spider Bite - Chiggers - Bee Stings - Bees

Tick Bites
Shortcut:
Ticks - Tick Bites

  EVVideo: Ticks


Bleeding

Shortcut:
Bleeding

  Mayo Clinic: Bleeding Video - EVVideo: EVVideo: Bleeding - EVVideo: Bleeding2 - Direct Pressure - Pressure Bandage
  ProFirstAid: Minor Bleeding - Serious Bleeding - About.com Video: Dress a Wound


Blisters

Shortcut:
Blisters

  EVVideo: Avoiding Blisters When Hiking - How to Treat Blisters


Bloodborne Pathogens

Shortcut:
Bloodborne Pathogens

  ProFirstAid: Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens - What are Bloodborne Pathogens? - Reducing the Risk of Bloodborne Pathogens


Broken Bones

Shortcut:
Broken Bones - Fractures
Dislocation
Shortcut:
Dislocation - Shoulder Dislocation


Bruises

Shortcut:
Bruises


Burns

Shortcut:
Burns

  EVVideo: Burns - Second Degree Burns - Second & Third-Degree Burns - About.com Video: Burn - About.com: Types of Burns Video


Cancer

Shortcut:
Cancer


Chest Pain

Shortcut:
Chest Pain


Choking

Shortcut:
Choking- Heimlich- Heimlich maneuver

  EVVideo: First Aid for Choking Victims - PFAVideo: Choking - About.com Video: Heimlich Maneuver


Cold Reactions

Hypothermia
Shortcut:
Hypothermia


Frostbite
Shortcut:
Frostbite

  EVVideo: How to Treat Frostbite - About.com: Stages of Frostbite Video


CPR

Shortcut:
CPR

  EVVideo: CPR Basics - CPR ProFirstAid: *NEW* Hands-Only CPR - PFAVideo: Adult CPR - About.com Video: Hands Only CPR -


Cuts - Scrapes

Shortcut:
Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions

  EVVideo: Cuts (Lacerations) - EVVideo: Abrasions


Dehydration

Shortcut:
Dehydration


Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock

Shortcut:
Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock


Eye Injury - Object in Eye

Shortcut:
Eye Injury - Eye Injuries


Getting Help

Shortcut:
Getting Help

  EVVideo:Calling 911


Head, Neck, and Back Injuries

Head Injury
Shortcut:
Head Injury


Spinal Injuries
Shortcut:
Spinal Injuries - Neck Injuries - Back Injuries

  PFAVideo: Head, Neck and Back Injuries


Hearing Loss

Shortcut:
Hearing Loss


Heart Attack

Shortcut:
Heart Attack

  EVVideo: What Is a Heart Attack? - Risk Factors - Misconceptions - Signs of a Heart Attack


Heart Disease

Shortcut:
Heart Disease


Heat Reactions

Heat Exhaustion
Shortcut:
Heat Exhaustion

  EVVideo: How to Treat Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke
Shortcut:
Heat Stroke


Hyperventilation

Shortcut:
Hyperventilation


Nausea - Motion Sickness

Shortcut:
Motion Sickness - Nausea
Fainting
Shortcut:
Fainting

  PFAVideo: Fainting


Nosebleeds

Shortcut:
Nosebleeds

  EVVideo: Nose Bleeds - About.com Video: Nosebleeds


Poisoning

Shortcut:
Poisoning


Poisonous Plants

Shortcut:
Poisonous Plants

  EVVideo: Poison Ivy & Poison Oak - How to Treat Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac


Puncture Wounds

Shortcut:
Puncture Wounds - Fishhook

  EVVideo: Puncture Wounds

Fishhook
Splinters


Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy

Shortcut:
Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy

  EVVideo: Seizures - PFAVideo: Seizures


Shock

Shortcut:
Shock
Treat every accident victim for shock. -Boy Scout Handbook p. 291

  PFAVideo: Shock


Slings

Shortcut:
Slings

  EVVideo: How to Apply a Shoulder Sling - Slings - More Slings


Snakebite

Shortcut:
Snakebite - Poisonous Animals

  EVVideo: Venomous Snake Bite

Poisonous Animals

  EVVideo: How to Treat Jellyfish Stings


Splints

Shortcut:
Splints

  EVVideo: How to Tell if Someone Needs a Splint - Injuries Requiring a Splint - Types of Splints - Applying a Splint - How to Use a Pillow as a Splint - How to Position a Splint


Sprains - Strains - Cramps

Shortcut:
Sprains - Strains - Cramps

  EVVideo: Strained Muscle

Sprained Ankle
Shortcut:
Sprained Ankle


Stopped Breathing

Shortcut:
Stopped Breathing
See CPR


Stroke

Shortcut:
Stroke

  EVVideo: What Is a Stroke? - How to Identify a Stroke - How to Prevent a Stroke - The Signs of a Stroke


Sunburn

Shortcut:
Sunburn

  EVVideo: Sunburn - EVVideo: Severe Sunburn


Tooth Injury

Shortcut:
Tooth Injury


Transporting an Injured Person

Shortcut:
Transporting an Injured Person

  EVVideo: How to Carry an Injured Person by Yourself


Triage

Shortcut:
Triage - Assessing Injury


Wilderness First Aid

Shortcut:
Wilderness First Aid

  EVVideo: Assessing Wilderness Emergencies - Medical Emergency - Shock - Triage - Wilderness First Aid


Related Awards

Emergency Preparedness Awards
Emergency Preparedness-related awards


See also

External links

Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, emergency treatment or formal first-aid training. Don't use this information to diagnose or develop a treatment plan for a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. If you're in a life-threatening or emergency medical situation, seek medical assistance immediately.

Please note that the only first aid materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current First Aid Merit Badge Book and Boy Scout Handbook. First Aid Treatments are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations.

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