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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). 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: see the Disclaimers.

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Contents
Abrasions AEDs Altitude Sickness Assessing Injury‎
Back Injuries Bee Sting‎ Bites and Stings Black eye‎
Bleeding Blisters Bloodborne Pathogens Broken Bones
Broken Tooth Bruises Burns Chest Pain
Choking Cold Reactions Contusions‎ Convulsions
CPR Cramps Cuts Dehydration
Ear Injury Electrical Burns Electrical Shock Epilepsy
Eye Injury First Aid Kit Fishhook Fractures‎
Frostbite Head Injuries Heart Attack Heart Disease
Heat Exhaustion Heat Reactions Heat Stroke Hyperventilation
Hypothermia Insect Bites‎ Insect Stings‎ Motion Sickness
Muscle Cramps Muscle Sprains Muscle Strains Nausea
Neck Injuries Nosebleeds Object in Eye Poisoning
Poisonous Animals Poisonous Plants Puncture Wounds Scrapes
Scratches‎ Seizures Shock Slings
Snakebite Spinal Injury‎ Splinters Splints
Sprains Strains Stroke Sunburn
Tooth Injury Tranporting Triage Wilderness First Aid


General Topics

  Expert Village Videos: First Aid - Basics - Basics2 - Calling 911 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 - Ticks

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

Tick Bites
Shortcut:
Ticks - Tick Bites

  EVVideo: Ticks


Bleeding

Shortcut:
Bleeding

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


Blisters

Shortcut:
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 - EVVideo: Treating Second Degree Burns


Cancer

Shortcut:
Cancer


Chest Pain

Shortcut:
Chest Pain


Choking

Shortcut:
Choking

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


Cold Reactions

Hypothermia
Shortcut:
Hypothermia
Frostbite
Shortcut:
[[[Frostbite]]


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

AAFP: Cuts, Scrapes and Stitches
  EVVideo: Cuts (Lacerations) - EVVideo: Abrasions

Bruises
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Bruises

Dehydration

Shortcut:
Dehydration


Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock

Shortcut:
Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock


Eye Injury - Object in Eye

Shortcut:
Eye Injury - Eye Injuries


Head, Neck, and Back Injuries

Shortcut:
Head Injuries - Neck Injuries - Back Injuries

  PFAVideo: Head, Neck and Back Injuries


Heart Attack

Shortcut:
Heart Attack


Heart Disease

Shortcut:
Heart Disease


Heat Reactions

Heat Exhaustion
Shortcut:
Heat Exhaustion
Heat Stroke
Shortcut:
Heat Stroke


Hyperventilation

Shortcut:
Hyperventilation


Hypothermia - Frostbite

Shortcut:
Hypothermia - Frostbite


Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps

Shortcut:
Sprains - Strains - Cramps

  EVVideo: Strained Muscle - EVVideo: Slings


Nosebleeds

Shortcut:
Nosebleeds

  EVVideo: Nose Bleeds - About.com Video: Nosebleeds


Nausea - Motion_Sickness

Shortcut:
Motion Sickness - Nausea
Requirement for Motorboating Merit Badge and Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge


Poisoning

Shortcut:
Poisoning


Poisonous Plants

Shortcut:
Poisonous Plants

  *EVVideo: Poison Ivy & Poison Oak


Puncture Wounds

Shortcut:
Puncture Wounds - Fishhook

  EVVideo: Puncture Wounds


Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy

Shortcut:
Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy

  EVVideo: Seizures - PFAVideo: Seizures


Shock

Shortcut:
Shock

  PFAVideo: Shock


Slings

Shortcut:
Slings


Snakebite

Shortcut:
Snakebite - Poisonous Animals

  EVVideo: Venomous Snake Bite

  • Poisonous Animals:

Splints

Shortcut:
Splints


Stroke

Shortcut:
Stroke


Sunburn

Shortcut:
Sunburn

  EVVideo: 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: Wilderness First Aid


Related Awards

Emergency Preparedness Awards
Emergency Preparedness-related awards


See also


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