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Basic First Aid - TLUSA Addendum

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Trail Life Handbook

(First Printing)

Trail Life Handbook

(Second Printing)

Trail Life First Aid Addendum: Do requirements 11 through 18
11.   Explain and demonstrate first aid for the common outdoor injuries listed below: 

Cuts and scrapes

pg. 101    
  b. Splinters pg. 101    
  c. Blisters pg. 106    
  d. Something in your eye pp. 105-106
  e. Sunburn pg. 106    
  f. Poisonous plants pg. 118    
  g. Dehydration  pg. 124    
12. Explain how the following methods help prevent common outdoor injuries and emergencies:
  a. Work gloves, mole skin, adhesive tape (splinters and blisters)      
  b. Sunscreen, sunglasses, broad brimmed hats (sun protection) pg. 106    
  c. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts (sun protection, poisonous plants) pp. 106, 119    
  d. Insect repellent     (prevent insect bites) 
  e. Plenty of water and a water filter pg. 124 (also see Drinking Water pp. 144-145)    
  f. Synthetic insulating layers and nylon/Gore-Tex outer wear pg. 127    
  g. Sturdy well-fitting hiking boots/shoes (prevent blisters/sprains) pp. 146-147    
13. Explain why sun protection is especially important while on the water, in the snow, or at high altitude    
  • Because with winter and water sports it can be easy to forget you need sun protection.  
  • You can still get a sunburn, the sun can be more intense, and/or more UV as it reflects.
  • Waterproof sunscreen is important and reapply as directed on the label. 
14. Make first aid kits yourself
  a. Make a personal first aid kit for hiking and other wilderness trips.    

Contents of a Personal First Aid Kit 

  b. Make a home first aid kit for your family     Contents of a Family First Aid Kit
15. Explain how to get medical assistance while on a wilderness camping trip, a river trip, and on open water.    
16. Demonstrate splinting, slings, and bandaging for the following injuries to permit transport of victims:
  a. Twisted ankle (sprain or strain) pg. 109-110    
  b. Broken ankle pg. 109    
  c. Broken lower arm pg. 108    
  d. Broken upper arm pg. 108    
  e. Broken collarbone pg. 109    
  f. Broken lower leg pg. 108    
  g. Broken upper leg pg. 108    
17. Demonstrate the following methods of transporting victims:
  a. Walking assists: one and two rescuers pp. 111-112    
  b. Drags: Blanket, shoulder, and ankle (conduct these with great care) pg. 112    
  c. Two Rescuer Carries: Two-hand seat, four-hand seats, and chair carry. pp. 113-114    
  d. Human stretcher carry for 3-6 Trailmen pg. 114    
  e. Improvised Stretchers: Blanket and shirt/coat (2) pp. 115-116    
18. Demonstrate the emergency procedures for the following clothing fire emergencies:
  a. Stop, Drop, and Roll response to your clothes catching fire     Stop, Drop, and Roll Info
  b. Response to another person who panics and runs.     Be assertive, calm them, get help.  Eventually wrap them in something and get them to follow stop, drop, and roll procedures.


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