Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
About two weeks ago we divided our 4th-6th year girls into 4 groups; then we assigned each group 2 to 3 first aid topics.
1st year bullet 6: Explain the purpose of first aid, (pg 34 of camp manual, CM) and learn the first 4 steps to take when treating accident victims. (pgs 35 CM)
1st year bullet 9: Learn how to fold a cravat bandage. Demonstrate the uses of the bandage. (pg 43 CM)
1st year bullet 10: Learn what should go into a basic first-aid kit and the use of each item. (pg 46 CM) Most of the information in the camp manual is correct but some is antiquated; this happened to be one of the items we felt as a presidency needed to be updated. We found this basic first-aid kit list on the Mayo Clinic website:
1st year bullet 7: Demonstrate how to preform the Heimlich maneuver to help a person who is choking. (pg 36 CM)
Picture used from here
2nd year bullet 7: Demonstrate how to treat someone who has fainted or is in shock. (pg 37 CM)
2nd year bullet 8: Demonstrate how to give first aid for heat exhaution and heat stroke (pg 41 CM) or for hypothermia and frostbite (pg 39 CM)
1st year bullet 8: Demonstrate how to give first aid for excessive bleeding (pg 36-37 CM) and poisoning (pg 37 CM)
3rd year bullet 7: Show how to give emergency first aid for insect bites or stings (pg 41-42 CM), burns (pg 38 CM), blisters (pg 38 CM), and snakebites (pg 42-43 CM)
Demo how to give rescue breathing. This was another requirement that the info in the CM was incorrect. It is no longer recommended that you do rescue breathing, only chest compressions.
4th year bullet 10: Learn and demonstrate four methods for transporting someone who is injured.(pg 44 CM)
We as leaders also each took a group and went over the information that way we could make sure it was correct, fill in with information where needed and in one case help present because none of the girls from that group were able to come to YW last night.