Emergency Preparedness

Troop 1027

Bee Stings

  1. Remove the stinger as quickly as possible
  2. Wash the area gently with soap and water. Repeat this three times a day until the skin has healed
  3. Apply an ice pack for a few minutes
  4. Give a pain medicine to relieve the pain
  5. If the sting is in the mouth, call for medical help right away
  6. Get medical help if you see a skin rash around the stung area or if pain persists for more than 3 days
  7. Call for medical care right away if you notice wheezing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, dizziness or vomiting. These could be signs of a life-threatening allergic reaction

Sprains

  1. If the injury involves the neck or back do not move the person. Call for emergency help right away
  2. Rest the injured part of the body. Apply ice packs for to 10 or 15 minutes at a time every few hours. Wear an elastic compression bandage will reduce swelling. Keep the injured part elevated above the level of the heart
  3. Do not apply heat for 24 hours
  4. Ask a doctor to supply appropriate pain medicine

Cuts

  1. Wash with water
  2. Place a gauze on the wound
  3. Using the palm of your hand on the gauze apply steady, direct pressure to the wound for 5 minutes.
  4. If blood soaks through the gauze, do not remove it. Apply another gauze pad on top and continue applying pressure.
  5. Call for medical help if: you're unable to stop the bleeding after 5 minutes of pressure, there is something stuck in the wound, the wound is on the face or neck, the cut appears to be deep

Frostbite

  1. Call the doctor immediately
  2. If feet are affected, carry the person. Do not let them walk.
  3. Put on dry clothes and sit them somewhere warm
  4. Immerse frozen areas in warm water. Do not use direct heat such as a fire. Do not thaw the frostbitten area. Do not rub frostbitten skin.
  5. Apply clean dressing to the area. Keep the wound areas clean to prevent infection.

Hypothermia

  1. Call 911
  2. Wrap blankets around the person and put a warm cloth on their head
  3. Start CPR if the person is not breathing normally
  4. Give the person warm fluids if they are conscious
  5. Continue to keep their body temperature up

Heatstroke

  1. Get the person indoors
  2. Put them in cool water
  3. Do not give them fluids
  4. Get emergency help if temperature is above 105 ° F

Broken Bones

  1. Do not move person if injury involves neck or back
  2. Place ice packs on the injured area
  3. Keep the person lying down until medical help arrives