First Aid Skills

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MeritBadge.Org offers over 200 First Aid Skills resources for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Ventures. Resources are from the Mayo Clinic, Harvard, American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP), WebMD, About.com, Expert Village (EVVideo), and ProFirstAid (PFAVideo). See the Disclaimers.

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Contents
Abrasion-Scrape
AEDs
Altitude Sickness
Assessing Injury
Back Injury
Bites StingsBees
Black eye
Bleeding
Blisters
Bloodborne
  Pathogens
Broken Bone
Bruise (Contusion)
Burns
Chest Pain
Choking
Cold Reactions
Convulsion
CPR
Cramps
Cuts (Lacerations)
Dehydration
Electrical Burns
Electrical Shock
Eye Injury
First Aid Kit
Fishhook
Fractures
Frostbite
Getting Help
Head Injury
Hearing Loss
Heart Attack
Heart Disease
Heat Exhaustion
Heat Reactions
Heat Stroke
Heimlich
Hyperventilation
Hypothermia
Insect Bites Stings
Motion Sickness
Muscle Cramps
Muscle Sprains
Muscle Strains
Nausea-Fainting
Neck Injuries
Nosebleeds
Object in Eye
Poisoning
Poisonous Animals
Poisonous Plants
Puncture Wound
Scratches
Shock
Seizure
Slings - Splints
Snakebite
Spinal Injury
Splinters
Sprained Ankle
Sprains - Strains
Stopped Breathing
Stroke
Sunburn
Tick Bites
Tooth Injury
Transporting
Triage
Wilderness First Aid


General Topics

  Expert Village Videos: First Aid - Basics - Basics2
About.com - offers a number of first aid videos.
ProFirstAid (PFAVideo) - an entire online first aid course for free. Pay if you want their certificates.
American Red Cross Training Online - The Greater Indianapolis Chapter offers many certified American Red Cross first aid courses for a fee.


First Aid Kit

See: First Aid Kit


AED

Shortcut:
AED

  PFAVideo: AED Intro


Altitude Sickness

Shortcut:
Altitude Sickness
Requirement for Camping and Hiking Merit Badges.


Bites and Stings

Shortcut:
Bites - Stings - Bee Stings

  EVVideo: Insect Bites & Stings - First Aid for Insect Bites - Brown Recluse Spider Bite - Chigger Bite - How to Treat Insect Bites & Stings - Bee Stings - Bee Stings

Tick Bites
Shortcut:
Ticks - Tick Bites

  EVVideo: Ticks


Bleeding

Shortcut:
Bleeding

  EVVideo: EVVideo: Bleeding - EVVideo: Bleeding2 - Direct Pressure - Pressure Bandage
  PFAVideo: Minor Bleeding - PFAVideo: Serious Bleeding - About.com Video: Dress a Wound


Blisters

Shortcut:
Blisters

  EVVideo: Avoiding Blisters When Hiking - How to Treat Blisters

Bloodborne Pathogens

Shortcut:
Bloodborne Pathogens

PFAVideo: Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens - PFAVideo: What are Bloodborne Pathogens? - PFAVideo: How to Reduce the Risk of Bloodborne Pathogens


Broken Bones

Shortcut:
Broken Bones - Fractures


Burns

Shortcut:
Burns

  EVVideo: Burns - About.com Video: Burn - About.com: Types of Burns Video - EVVideo: Treating Second Degree Burns - EVVideo: How to Treat Second & Third-Degree Burns


Cancer

Shortcut:
Cancer


Chest Pain

Shortcut:
Chest Pain


Choking

Shortcut:
Choking- Heimlich- Heimlich maneuver

  EVVideo: First Aid for Choking Victims - PFAVideo: Choking - About.com Video: Heimlich Maneuver


Cold Reactions

Hypothermia
Shortcut:
Hypothermia


Frostbite
Shortcut:
Frostbite

  EVVideo: How to Treat Frostbite - About.com: Stages of Frostbite Video


CPR

Shortcut:
CPR

  EVVideo: CPR - PFAVideo: *NEW* Hands-Only CPR - About.com Video: Hands Only CPR - PFAVideo: Adult CPR - EVVideo: CPR Basics


Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions - Bruises

Shortcut:
Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions

  EVVideo: Cuts (Lacerations) - EVVideo: Abrasions

Bruises
Shortcut:
Bruises


Dehydration

Shortcut:
Dehydration


Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock

Shortcut:
Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock


Eye Injury - Object in Eye

Shortcut:
Eye Injury - Eye Injuries


Getting Help

Shortcut:
Getting Help

  EVVideo:Calling 911


Head, Neck, and Back Injuries

Head Injury
Shortcut:
Head Injury


Spinal Injuries
Shortcut:
Spinal Injuries - Neck Injuries - Back Injuries

  PFAVideo: Head, Neck and Back Injuries


Hearing Loss

Shortcut:
Hearing Loss


Heart Attack

Shortcut:
Heart Attack

  EVVideo: What Is a Heart Attack? - Risk Factors - Misconceptions - Signs of a Heart Attack


Heart Disease

Shortcut:
Heart Disease


Heat Reactions

Heat Exhaustion
Shortcut:
Heat Exhaustion

  EVVideo: How to Treat Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke
Shortcut:
Heat Stroke


Hyperventilation

Shortcut:
Hyperventilation


Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps

Shortcut:
Sprains - Strains - Cramps

  EVVideo: Strained Muscle - EVVideo: Slings

Sprained Ankle
Shortcut:
Sprained Ankle


Nausea - Motion Sickness

Shortcut:
Motion Sickness - Nausea
Fainting
Shortcut:
Fainting

  PFAVideo: Fainting


Nosebleeds

Shortcut:
Nosebleeds

  EVVideo: Nose Bleeds - About.com Video: Nosebleeds


Poisoning

Shortcut:
Poisoning


Poisonous Plants

Shortcut:
Poisonous Plants

  *EVVideo: Poison Ivy & Poison Oak - HEVVideo: ow to Treat Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac

Puncture Wounds

Shortcut:
Puncture Wounds - Fishhook

  EVVideo: Puncture Wounds

Fishhook
Splinters


Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy

Shortcut:
Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy

  EVVideo: Seizures - PFAVideo: Seizures


Shock

Shortcut:
Shock
Treat every accident victim for shock. -Boy Scout Handbook p. 291

  PFAVideo: Shock


Slings

Shortcut:
Slings

  EVVideo: How to Apply a Shoulder Sling - EVVideo: Slings

Snakebite

Shortcut:
Snakebite - Poisonous Animals

  EVVideo: Venomous Snake Bite

Poisonous Animals

  EVVideo: How to Treat Jellyfish Stings


Splints

Shortcut:
Splints

  EVVideo: How to Tell if Someone Needs a Splint - Injuries Requiring a Splint - Types of Splints - Applying a Splint - How to Use a Pillow as a Splint - How to Position a Splint


Stopped Breathing

Shortcut:
Stopped Breathing
See CPR


Stroke

Shortcut:
Stroke

  EVVideo: What Is a Stroke? - How to Identify a Stroke - How to Prevent a Stroke - The Signs of a Stroke

Sunburn

Shortcut:
Sunburn

  EVVideo: Sunburn - EVVideo: Severe Sunburn


Tooth Injury

Shortcut:
Tooth Injury


Transporting an Injured Person

Shortcut:
Transporting an Injured Person

  EVVideo: How to Carry an Injured Person by Yourself


Triage

Shortcut:
Triage - Assessing Injury


Wilderness First Aid

Shortcut:
Wilderness First Aid

  EVVideo: Assessing Wilderness Emergencies - Medical Emergency - Shock - Triage - Wilderness First Aid


Related Awards

Emergency Preparedness Awards
Emergency Preparedness-related awards


See also


External links

Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, emergency treatment or formal first-aid training. Don't use this information to diagnose or develop a treatment plan for a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. If you're in a life-threatening or emergency medical situation, seek medical assistance immediately.

Please note that the only first aid materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current First Aid Merit Badge Book and Boy Scout Handbook. First Aid Treatments are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations.

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