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Emergency Aid 1.1 First Aid kit

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:04 am
by Roberte
Hi,

Our pack is choosing to work on the Emergency Aid OAS, and we had some questions on the First Aid Kit requirement.

What is the purpose of the emergency blanket?

I can think of many reasons why an emergency blanket might be useful for a survival kit, but this is a first aid kit. What would be the expectations for a Cub to do with an emergency blanket in his kit?

Any thoughts or answers would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you
Robert (Baloo)

Re: Emergency Aid 1.1 First Aid kit

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:56 pm
by Admin
The emergency blanket can be useful for first aid for:
  • treating shock or hypothermia by retaining the victim's body heat.
  • treating heat exhaustion or stroke by reflecting sunlight.
  • increasing site safety as a highly visible reflector
There are all sorts of other creative uses for a sturdy sheet of plastic.