Module 10 – First Response
Leaders, managers and supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at the time of gaining their Wood Badge and at the appointment renewal. However, they are encouraged to keep their qualification up to date at all times. The minimum standard for this qualification is First Response, but higher levels of qualification are needed if delivering first aid training or leading certain kinds of adventurous activities. This provision will ensure a minimum standard of first aid knowledge and training across the Movement.
The Appointment Process 5 – Reviewing Appointments – This rule will shortly be updated to require members to maintain a minimum of First Response at all times following their first appointment review.
Criteria for course
All courses cover the following criteria. The level of detail and time spent on each subject will vary, depending on whether it is a First Response or Full (two day) First Aid course.
• Principles of first aid and initial response (arriving and managing an incident)
• Initial response to a first aid situation
• Management of an unconscious casualty (child or adult)
• CPR, including technique for children and an explanation of what AED is and how to use it
• Causes and treatment of unconsciousness
• Heat exhaustion, heatstroke, dehydration and hypothermia
• Burns and scalds
• Fractures (ambulance imminent and non-imminent) and soft tissue injuries
• Minor injuries (for example cuts, grazes and nose bleeds)
• Anaphylaxis (use of Epi pen)
• Spinal injury
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