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
► PFAVideo: AED Intro
- Requirement for Camping and Hiking Merit Badges.
Bites and Stings
► EVVideo: Insect Bites & Stings - Treatments - Insect Bites - Brown Recluse Spider Bite - Chiggers - Bee Stings - Bees
► Avoiding Ticks - EVVideo: Removing Ticks
► Mayo Clinic: Bleeding Video - EVVideo: EVVideo: Bleeding - EVVideo: Bleeding2 - Direct Pressure -
► ProFirstAid: Minor Bleeding - Serious Bleeding - About.com Video: Dress a Wound
► EVVideo: Avoiding Blisters - Blisters - How to Treat Blisters
► ProFirstAid: Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens - What are Bloodborne Pathogens? - Reducing the Risk of Bloodborne Pathogens
► EVVideo: Burns - Second Degree Burns - Second & Third-Degree Burns - About.com Video: Burn - About.com: Types of Burns Video
► EVVideo: First Aid for Choking Victims - PFAVideo: Choking - About.com Video: Heimlich Maneuver
► EVVideo: How to Treat Frostbite - About.com: Stages of Frostbite Video
► EVVideo: CPR Basics - CPR ProFirstAid: *NEW* Hands-Only CPR - PFAVideo: Adult CPR - About.com Video: Hands Only CPR -
Cuts - Scrapes
► EVVideo: Cuts (Lacerations) - EVVideo: Abrasions
Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock
Eye Injury - Object in Eye
► EVVideo:Calling 911
Head, Neck, and Back Injuries
► PFAVideo: Head, Neck and Back Injuries
► EVVideo: What Is a Heart Attack? - Risk Factors - Misconceptions - Signs of a Heart Attack
► EVVideo: How to Treat Heat Exhaustion
Nausea - Motion Sickness
► PFAVideo: Fainting
► EVVideo: Nose Bleeds - About.com Video: Nosebleeds
► EVVideo: Poison Ivy & Poison Oak - How to Treat Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac
► EVVideo: Puncture Wounds
Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy
► EVVideo: Seizures - PFAVideo: Seizures
- Treat every accident victim for shock. -Boy Scout Handbook p. 291
► PFAVideo: Shock
► EVVideo: How to Apply a Shoulder Sling - Slings - More Slings
► EVVideo: Venomous Snake Bite
► EVVideo: How to Treat Jellyfish Stings
► 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
► EVVideo: Strained Muscle
- See CPR
► EVVideo: What Is a Stroke? - How to Identify a Stroke - How to Prevent a Stroke - The Signs of a Stroke
► EVVideo: Sunburn - EVVideo: Severe Sunburn
Transporting an Injured Person
► EVVideo: How to Carry an Injured Person by Yourself
Wilderness First Aid
► EVVideo: Assessing Wilderness Emergencies - Medical Emergency - Shock - Triage - Wilderness First Aid
- Emergency Preparedness Awards
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.