First Aid for BSA – Tenderfoot

First Aid for BSA – Tenderfoot

TF1-Demonstrate how to care for someone that is choking
1-check scene, call for help, approach safely, provide urgent treatment-heimlich, treat accident victim for shock
TF2-Show first aid for simple cuts and scrapes
2-wash scrapes and minor cuts with soap and water, apply triple antibiotic ointment, cover with dry, sterile dressing or adhesive bandage to help prevent infection and protect wound
TF3-Show first aid for blisters on the hand and foot
3-if you have a blister dont pop it, apply a piece of moleskin, apply multiple layers if needed
TF4-Show first aid for minor (thermal/heat) burns or scalds (superficial or first degree)
4-hold area under cold or applying cool wet compress until little or no pain
TF5a-Show first aid for tick bites
5-remove tick using tweezers while wearing nonlatex gloves,gently pull, don’t squeeze, wash with soap water and apply antiseptic, wash hands after dealing with tick
TF6-Show first aid for venomous snakes bites
6-remove rings and other jewelry before injury swells, get victim to doctors care asap, wash around wound, have victim lie down with bitten limb lower than rest of body, keep victim calm, treat for shock, but dont elevate affected limb
TF7-Show first aid for a nosebleed
7-have the person sit leaning forward so that blood does not run down the throat, ask the person to pinch there nose gently but firmly, apply pressure on the upper lip, just below the nose, hold a cold compress against the nose and surrounding area
TF8-Show first aid for frostbite and sunburn
8-frostbite-move into shelter, when ear or cheek is affected, warm with palm of hand, place frostbitten hand against warm skin, severe frostbite-dry clothing, wrap injured area and see doctor, sunburn-applying cool damp cloth, and protect skin from further exposure
TF5b – Show first aid for chigger bite
use calamine lotion, don’t scratch. To prevent – scratch around ankles, under arms and waist after being outside to prevent set in. Take a shower and wash clothing
TF5c – spider bites
for harmful spiders such as black widow or brown recluse where person shows sign of difficulty swallowing, nausea, stomach pain and cramps – get to a doctor asap, treat for shock
TF5d – insect stings
remove stinger with edge of sharp knife, dont squeeze stinger, apply ice pack to reduce pain and swelling

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