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==Boy Scout Personal First Aid Kit==
==Boy Scout Personal First Aid Kit==
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:From the [[Boy Scout Handbook]] p. 289
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::''From the 13th edition of the [[Boy Scout Handbook]]''
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''"Carrying a few first aid items on hikes and campouts will allow you to treat scratches, blisters, and other minor injuries, and to provide initial care for more serious emergencies. Everything will fit in a self-sealing plastic bag. Get in the habit of taking along your personal first aid kit whenever you set out on a Scout adventure."''
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{{quote|Carry a few first aid kit on hikes and campouts. Fit everything in a resealable plastic bag and take it with you whenever you set out on a Scout adventure.}}
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| | Adhesive bandages
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| | Latex-free Adhesive bandages
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| | ''Keep wound clean'' - p. 384
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| | ''Simple cuts and scrapes'' - p. 125
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| | Sterile gauze pads, 3-by-3 inch
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| | Sterile gauze pads, 3-by-3-inch
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| | 2
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| | ''Larger wounds'' - p. 304
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| | ''Larger wounds'' - p. 119-120
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| | Adhesive tape
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| | Latex-free Adhesive tape
| | 1 small roll
| | 1 small roll
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| | ''Hold pad in place'' - p. 304
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| | ''Hold pad in place''
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| | Moleskin, 3-by-6 inch
| | Moleskin, 3-by-6 inch
| | 1
| | 1
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| | ''Blisters'' - p. 398
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| | ''Blisters'' - p. 125
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| | Soap
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| | Soap (or hand-sanitizing gel (see below))
| | 1 small bar
| | 1 small bar
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| | ''Wash skin'' - p. 301
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| | ''Wash skin'' - p. 125
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| | Antiseptic
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| | Alcohol-based hand-sanitizing gel (or soap (see above))
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| | 1 small bottle
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| | ''Wash skin'' - p. 125
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| | Triple antibiotic ointment* (optional)
| | 1 small tube
| | 1 small tube
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| | ''Sterilize exposed skin'' - p. 299
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| | ''Sterilize exposed skin'' - p. 125
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| | Hydrocortisone cream* (optional)
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| | 1 small tube
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| | ''Allergic skin reactions'' - p. 127
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| | Scissors
| | Scissors
| | 1 pair
| | 1 pair
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| | ''Cut gauze or tape'' - p. 304
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| | ''Cut gauze or tape'' - p. 125
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| | Latex gloves
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| | Disposable latex-free gloves
| | 1 pair
| | 1 pair
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| | ''For bleeding or wound care'' - p. 299
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| | ''For bleeding or wound care'' - p. 120, 125
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| | Mouth-barrier device
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| | CPR breathing barrier
| | 1
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| | ''Rescue breathing or CPR'' - p. 299
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| | ''Rescue breathing or CPR'' - p. 116-119
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| | Plastic goggles or other
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| | 1
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| | ''Protect eyes'' - p. 299
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| | Pencil and paper
| | Pencil and paper
| | 1 each
| | 1 each
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| | ''Log treatments & details'' - p. 292
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| | ''Log treatments & details'' - p. 151
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> Some people are allergic to antibiotics and hydrocortisone creams. Be sure to ask permission before applying either of these ointments for first aid.<br>
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:___ Foot powder
:___ Foot powder
:___ Instant ice packs
:___ Instant ice packs
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== High Adventure First Aid Kit ==
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===Northern Tier===
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::''From [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/NorthernTier/pdf/FirstAidKit.pdf Northern Tier First Aid Kit] (2012 Printing) &mdash; Scouting.org''
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All BSA crews traveling with a BSA National [[Tour and Activity Plan]] should carry a first aid kit. The kit can be personalized to meet the demands of the crew. The following items are recommended by the BSA [[National Health and Safety Committee]] to be used by Scouting and [[Venturing]] [[unit]]s doing [[High Adventure]] activities. The crew’s first aid kit should be stored in a waterproof container for use en route as well as at [[Northern Tier]] and should contain the following items:
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:___ Adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
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:___ Knuckle and fingertip bandages
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:___ Steri strips
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:___ Moleskin/molefoam
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:___ Second skin
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:___ Gauze pads—3” x 3”
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:___ Adhesive tape—1” x 15’
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:___ 1” or 2” roll of gauze
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:___ 4” elastic bandage
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:___ Oval eye patch
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:___ Antibiotic ointment
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:___ Disposable alcohol wipes
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:___ Triangular bandage
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:___ Acetaminophen
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:___ Ibuprofen tablets
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:___ Cold caplets
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:___ Antacids
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:___ Antihistamines
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:___ Steroid cream
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:___ Anaphylaxis kit (if needed)
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:___ Throat lozenges
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:___ Small bar soap
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:___ Lip balm
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:___ Thermometer
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:___ Scissors
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:___ Tweezers
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:___ Safety pins
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:___ Side cutters
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:___ Nitrile or latex gloves
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:___ Barrier device for resuscitation
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:___ Sunscreen
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:___ First aid manual
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> '''BE SURE''' to share this list with all crew members, [[advisor]]s and parents prior to departure for Northern Tier. <br>
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'''** CHECK''' all [[medical form]]s prior to departure for Northern Tier, noting allergies and other special considerations.<br>
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'''*** ANY PERSON REQUIRING''' prescribed medication should personally carry the medication with a back-up supply in the kit, controlled by the adult advisor(s)<br>
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===Philmont===
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===Florida Sea Base===
==Bloodborne Pathogens==
==Bloodborne Pathogens==
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''From the: [http://www.scouting.org/HealthandSafety/GSS/gss06.aspx Guide to Safe Scouting]<br>
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::''The following text is from a superceded version of the [[Guide to Safe Scouting]]. The May 2018 version of the guide deleted the section dealing with precautions for blood.''<br>
Treat all blood as if it were contaminated with bloodborne viruses. Do not use bare hands to stop bleeding; always use a protective barrier. Always wash exposed skin area with hot water and soap immediately after treating the victim. The following equipment is to be included in all first-aid kits and used when rendering first aid to those in need:
Treat all blood as if it were contaminated with bloodborne viruses. Do not use bare hands to stop bleeding; always use a protective barrier. Always wash exposed skin area with hot water and soap immediately after treating the victim. The following equipment is to be included in all first-aid kits and used when rendering first aid to those in need:
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==External Links==
==External Links==
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* The BSA [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=01093* $11 Scout First Aid Kit] does not contain the items the BSA says a Scout should have.
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* [https://www.scoutshop.org/bsa-first-aid-kit-612921.html Scout Shop: BSA First Aid Kit, SKU: 612921] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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: Even the [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=01092* $20 Scout Camper First Aid Kit] does not include the items each Scout is supposed to carry.
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* [https://www.scoutshop.org/bsa-first-aid-roll-kit-639149.html Scout Shop: BSA First Aid Roll Kit, SKU: 639149] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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* The [http://www.redcrossstore.org/Shopper/Product.aspx?UniqueItemId=181&Page=1&StartAtPage=1&SId=468136&LocationId=0 American Red Cross Be Ready First Aid Kit] has the items recommended by the BSA at $15].
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* [https://www.scoutshop.org/adventure-medical-kits-first-aid-ultralight-3-612751.html Scout Shop: Adventure Medical Kits ® First Aid Ultralight.3, SKU: 612751] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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* The [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=01312* BSA CPR Protection kit] is $30.
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* [https://www.redcross.org/store/first-aid-supplies Red Cross: First Aid Supplies] &mdash; RedCross.org
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: The [http://www.redcrossstore.org/Shopper/Product.aspx?UniqueItemId=421&Page=1&StartAtPage=1&SId=468136&LocationId=0 American Red Cross Mini CPR Mask] is under $4. The [http://www.laerdal.com/doc/8695261/Laerdal-Face-Shield.html Laerdal] is under $2 each.
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* [https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/firstaid-kits.html REI: How to Choose First Aid Kits] &mdash; REI.com
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/firstaid+kits.html REI: First-Aid Kits] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+firstaid+checklist.html REI: Backpacking First Aid Checklist]
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* [https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/first-aid-checklist.html REI: First Aid Checklist] &mdash; REI.com
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[http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-kits/FA00067 Mayo: First-aid kits] - [https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/kit.shtml Harvard: First-Aid Kits]<br>
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* [https://www.rei.com/search.html?q=backpacking+first+aid&origin=web&ir=q%3Abackpacking+first+aid&page=1 REI: Backpacking First Aid] &mdash; REI.com
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1718_first-aid-kit.htm Video: How to Make a First Aid Kit] -step-by-step explains how each item is used.<br>
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* [https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-kits/basics/art-20056673 Mayo Clinic: First-aid kits] &mdash; MayoClinic.org
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.probloodborne.com/flvplayer.php?id=1 Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens] - [http://www.probloodborne.com/flvplayer.php?id=2 What are Bloodborne Pathogens?] - [http://www.probloodborne.com/flvplayer.php?id=7 How to Reduce the Risk of Bloodborne Pathogens]
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* [https://www.health.harvard.edu/family-health-guide/emergencies-and-first-aid-a-well-stocked-first-aid-kit Harvard Medical School: First-Aid Kits] &mdash; Harvard.edu<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [https://www.probloodborne.com/training?id=1 Healthcare Bloodborne Pathogens Training Videos]

Revision as of 00:19, August 10, 2018

First Aid Kit resources include First Aid Skills instruction showing how to use each item.

Contents


Boy Scout Personal First Aid Kit

From the 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook
Carry a few first aid kit on hikes and campouts. Fit everything in a resealable plastic bag and take it with you whenever you set out on a Scout adventure.


Item Qty Use
Latex-free Adhesive bandages 6 Simple cuts and scrapes - p. 125
Sterile gauze pads, 3-by-3-inch 2 Larger wounds - p. 119-120
Latex-free Adhesive tape 1 small roll Hold pad in place
Moleskin, 3-by-6 inch 1 Blisters - p. 125
Soap (or hand-sanitizing gel (see below)) 1 small bar Wash skin - p. 125
Alcohol-based hand-sanitizing gel (or soap (see above)) 1 small bottle Wash skin - p. 125
Triple antibiotic ointment* (optional) 1 small tube Sterilize exposed skin - p. 125
Hydrocortisone cream* (optional) 1 small tube Allergic skin reactions - p. 127
Scissors 1 pair Cut gauze or tape - p. 125
Disposable latex-free gloves 1 pair For bleeding or wound care - p. 120, 125
CPR breathing barrier 1 Rescue breathing or CPR - p. 116-119
Pencil and paper 1 each Log treatments & details - p. 151

* Some people are allergic to antibiotics and hydrocortisone creams. Be sure to ask permission before applying either of these ointments for first aid.


References


Webelos First Aid Kit

From the Webelos Scout Handbook pp. 388-9

First Aid Kits Every home and car should have a first aid kit. Then first aid supplies will be there if they are needed. Check your family's home or car first aid kit. For requirement 12, you'll explain how the items should be used. If you don't know, ask your Webelos den leader or den chief to show you. Things that should be in a first aid kit are listed below.

Item Use
Tweezers Remove splinters
Box of adhesive bandages (different sizes) Keep wound clean
Twelve each of 3-by-3-inch and 4-by-4-inch sterile pads Larger wounds
Roll of I-inch and roll of 2-inch adhesive tape Hold pad in place
Scissors Cut gauze or tape
Safety pins Secure triangular bandages
Two 1-inch roller bandages Hold pads in place
Two 2-inch roller bandages Hold pads in place
Three triangular bandages Hold pads in place
Three cravat bandages (a cravat bandage is made
by folding a triangular bandage or Scout neckerchief)
Sling or to hold pad in place
Two 17-inch splints of thin board Immobilize break or sprain
Two 30-inch splints Immobilize break or sprain
Calamine lotion Minor skin rash
Latex gloves For bleeding or wound care
Mouth-barrier device Rescue breathing or CPR

For a first aid kit in a car, also include a small flashlight and spare batteries, hand cleaner in packets, a white handkerchief (to attach to the car so you can attract attention if the car is disabled), a blanket, and a large red and white sign that can be placed in the front or rear window that reads "Send Help!"

Guide to Safe Scouting First Aid Kit

From the: Guide to Safe Scouting
A first-aid kit well stocked with the basic essentials is indispensable. Choose one sturdy and lightweight, yet large enough to hold the contents so that they are readily visible and so that any one item may be taken out without unpacking the whole kit. Keep a list of contents readily available for easy refilling. Keep the kit in a convenient location. Make one person responsible for keeping the kit filled and available when needed. Quantities of suggested items for your first-aid kit depend on the size of your group and local conditions.
Guide to Safe Scouting
___ Bar of soap
___ 2-inch roller bandage
___ 1-inch roller bandage
___ 1-inch adhesive
___ 3-by-3-inch sterile pads
___ Triangular bandage
___ Assorted gauze pads
___ Adhesive strips or tape
___ Clinical oral thermometer
___ Scissors
___ Tweezers
___ Sunburn lotion
___ Lip salve
___ Poison-ivy lotion
___ Small flashlight (with extra batteries and bulb)
___ Absorbent cotton
___ Water purification tablets (iodine)
___ Safety pins
___ Needles
___ Paper cups
___ Foot powder
___ Instant ice packs


High Adventure First Aid Kit

Northern Tier

From Northern Tier First Aid Kit (2012 Printing) — Scouting.org

All BSA crews traveling with a BSA National Tour and Activity Plan should carry a first aid kit. The kit can be personalized to meet the demands of the crew. The following items are recommended by the BSA National Health and Safety Committee to be used by Scouting and Venturing units doing High Adventure activities. The crew’s first aid kit should be stored in a waterproof container for use en route as well as at Northern Tier and should contain the following items:

___ Adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
___ Knuckle and fingertip bandages
___ Steri strips
___ Moleskin/molefoam
___ Second skin
___ Gauze pads—3” x 3”
___ Adhesive tape—1” x 15’
___ 1” or 2” roll of gauze
___ 4” elastic bandage
___ Oval eye patch
___ Antibiotic ointment
___ Disposable alcohol wipes
___ Triangular bandage
___ Acetaminophen
___ Ibuprofen tablets
___ Cold caplets
___ Antacids
___ Antihistamines
___ Steroid cream
___ Anaphylaxis kit (if needed)
___ Throat lozenges
___ Small bar soap
___ Lip balm
___ Thermometer
___ Scissors
___ Tweezers
___ Safety pins
___ Side cutters
___ Nitrile or latex gloves
___ Barrier device for resuscitation
___ Sunscreen
___ First aid manual

* BE SURE to share this list with all crew members, advisors and parents prior to departure for Northern Tier.
** CHECK all medical forms prior to departure for Northern Tier, noting allergies and other special considerations.
*** ANY PERSON REQUIRING prescribed medication should personally carry the medication with a back-up supply in the kit, controlled by the adult advisor(s)

Philmont

Florida Sea Base

Bloodborne Pathogens

The following text is from a superceded version of the Guide to Safe Scouting. The May 2018 version of the guide deleted the section dealing with precautions for blood.

Treat all blood as if it were contaminated with bloodborne viruses. Do not use bare hands to stop bleeding; always use a protective barrier. Always wash exposed skin area with hot water and soap immediately after treating the victim. The following equipment is to be included in all first-aid kits and used when rendering first aid to those in need:

___ Latex or vinyl gloves, to be used when stopping bleeding or dressing wounds
___ A mouth-barrier device for rendering rescue breathing or CPR
___ Plastic goggles or other eye protection to prevent a victim's blood from getting into the rescuer's eyes in the event of serious arterial bleeding
___ Antiseptic, for sterilizing or cleaning exposed skin area, particularly if there is no soap or water available.


Related Awards

Emergency Preparedness Awards
Emergency Preparedness-related awards


See also

First Aid Links
Camping Checklist
First Aid Kit
Emergency Kit

External Links

  Healthcare Bloodborne Pathogens Training Videos

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