First Aid Helper

Recreation

Requirements

  • Demonstrate how to treat an abrasion or a cut and describe the dangers of a dirty dressing.
  • Describe how to care for a nosebleed.
  • Identify and make a display of different types of bandages.
  • Make a simple first aid kit and learn uses of included items.
  • Sterilize one of the following and tell why each is an important item to have in your first aid kit.
  • tweezers
  • thermometer
  • needle
  • Visit an emergency-care facility to learn about some of the emergencies they care for.
  • Play “hospital” and practice your skills on the above emergencies.
  • Describe and draw the first aid symbol.
  • Name a time when Jesus gave first aid to someone who was bleeding badly.

Answers

  • A dirty dressing can cause infection. Clean a cut or abrasion with running water and cover with a clean bandage.
  • Sit down, lean forward, and apply pressure on the side that is bleeding. Apply a cold compress to nose and face.
  • Triangular bandage, adhesive-strip dressing, figure of eight, fingertip, spiral, and circular bandages are good ones to teach children how to make. Practice applying these bandages.
  • Even a simple kit needs the following items: Adhesive compress bandage compress, 2″ by 2″ plain gauze pads, gauze roller bandage, triangular bandages, needle, scissors, tweezers, thermometer, disinfectant, calamine lotion, insect repellant, and an ace bandage.
  • Wash with soap and water, then sterilize with alcohol. Needle could be used to remove a sliver, tweezers for stickers or glass. Teach children to read a thermometer and explain when one is used and why.
  • Plan to visit a hospital or fire station or have a community worker come to talk with your group about the different emergencies he/she handles as part of the job.
  • Bring clean sheets and bandages and let the children “treat” the different problems with simple care.
  • The award design is the recognized first aid symbol.
  • See Matthew 26:51.
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