Scouts Learn Some Key Skills for Life

Emergency Aid Stage 3 & British Heart Foundation – Heart Start

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Over the last few weeks the scouts having been leaning some key skills starting with basic first aid and progressing to more in depth training including assessing a casualty, checking breathing and commencing CPR.

Scouts have also been demonstrated on the use of a AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) courtesy of North East Ambulance Service.

Learning key skills at scout age gives a good basis for further training and first aid but also give scouts the knowledge the need to help deal with any eventuality while out in the world. A key piece of information which many seem to lack is the ability to asses when the Emergency Services are required, while also ensuring they have accurate information to relay to the Emergency Services Call Handler.

Scouts took part in various scenarios and role plays while learning these skills and some pictures can be seen below.

Some of the Topics Covered:

  • Burns, Scalds & Minor Wounds
  • Choking, Asthma and other Breathing Difficulties
  • Twists & Sprains
  • Breaks & Fractures
  • Major Blood Loss & Major Trauma
  • Casualty Management / Contacting the Emergency Services
  • Unconscious and Not Breathing/CPR
  • AED’s and CPAD Sites (Community Public Access Defibs)