Emergency Aid Staged Activity

In the Spring term the Scouts are brushing up on Emergency Aid with the help of our friendly paramedic Mike. Emergency Aid is a staged badge and several Scouts have already done Stages 1 & 2. We are aiming to get everyone up to the level required for Emergency Aid 3.

In our first session we covered:

  • Know what to do at the scene of an accident.
  • Know when and how to contact the emergency services.
  • Be able to respond to the needs of an unconscious patient. Know how to open an airway, give CPR and how to place in the recovery position.
  • Know how to deal with major bleeding.
  • Know how to deal with burns and scalds.
  • Know how to deal with choking.


In our second session we shall be dealing with:

  • Know how to safeguard against the effects of heat. Know how to recognise and treat heat exhaustion.
  • Know how to safeguard against the effects of cold. Know how to recognise and treat hypothermia.
  • Recognise the symptoms of shock and how to treat a casualty.

In preparation for this, Scouts need to be familiar with three signs and three symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia. Remember that a sign is something that you as a first aider can be aware of; a symptom is something that the patient is experiencing. Please check out the relevant links under the badge and come prepared to share your knowledge on 14th March!