All Scout first aid training must cover the criteria below . The level of detail and time spent on each subject will vary, depending on whether it is a First Response or Full 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
- Fractures (ambulance imminent and non-imminent) and sprains
- Head injuries
- Dental incidents
- Heart Attack
- Sepsis / Meningitis”
This course will also focus on dealing with incidents that happen some distance away from medical help, using the minimal equipment you would carry while participating in or leading outdoor activities. The emphasis is on practical skills with plenty of hands-on practice, including some outdoor scenarios.
In Scouting any group undertaking adventurous activities must have immediate access to someone holding a relevant and current first aid qualification, (usually but not always the permit holder). The detail of the first aid skills required will be identified by the risk assessment, but the minimum requirements are:
A full first aid certificate as defined at FS120052, for all remote activities, where travelling time is 3 hours or more (in the method of travel being used) to a point of refuge including;
- a road accessible to a normal road-going ambulance
- a building which is occupied (such as a farm or harbour)
- or another means of calling help (such as a telephone box)
Our trainers will add some additional content not listed on the syllabus and this will be made clear to participants and will not detract from the core syllabus and training plan.
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