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Detailed Adventure Skills Stages Requirements

Stage 1 I know what should be in my personal first aid kit
  I know the basic rules of first aid
  I know the different emergency services that are available and how and when to call them
  I know about the buddy system
  I know how to treat minor cuts
  I can get help and make a report properly if someone is hurt
  I can be responsible for my own health and safely
   
Stage 2 I have made my own First Aid Kit and I know how and when to use it
  I know how and when to place someone into the recovery (safe airway) position
  I know the importance of providing shelter and insulation
  I know how to use a Scout neckerchief as a makeshift bandage in an emergency
  I understand why I should follow directions from an instructor
  I know how to keep myself safe in an energency
  I can direct help/rescue services to a location
   
Stage 3 I know how to deal with a bleeding injury and nose bleeds
  I know how to treat minor burns and sunburn
  I know the international distress signal and when to use it
  I can treat bee stings and nettle stings
  I know how to check for the A B C of basic First Aid
  I know how to use CPR
  I can asses an emergency situation quickly, and summon help
  I know how to create an escape plan for a building or activity location in case of fire
  I know how to care for an injured person until help arrives
   
Stage 4 I know what should be in our team first aid kit and how to use it correctly
  I know how to move an injured person safely to shelter if appropriate or necessary
  I know how to apply bandages for different types of injury
  I know how to check if someone is choking and know how to help them
  I know how clean dirt from an eye
  I know how to recognise sprains, strains, and fractures
  I know how to deal with blisters
  I know what actions to take with suspected poisoning
  I can use various means to show the location of an accident to rescue services
  I know how to build a stretcher from improvised materials
   
Stage 5 I know how to treat an eye injury
  I know what to do and what not to do in the case of emergencies
  I have acted as team first aider on at least one activity
  I know how to take care of and reassure a casualty
  I know how to recognise and assist someone suffering from the effects of asthma, epilepsy and diabetes
  I know how to deal with an accident in open countryside and how to summon help
  I know how to treat a serious bleeding injury
  I know how to escape to safety from various emergency situations
  I know how and when to use flares and other long-distance signalling devices
   
Stage 6 I know how to recognise and treat shock
  I know how and when to use an AED
  I have acted as a team first aider on at least one outdoor activity
  I know how to escort and assist a casualty while they are being transported to safety
  I know how and when to use different fire extinguishers
  I know how to look for, monitor and record vital signs
  I know the causes of, how to recognise and to treat: hypothermia, hyperthermia, sunstroke, dehydration and asthma
  I know how to recognise and deal with angina and heart attacks
  I know how to record correctly everything that has happened at the scene of the accident
  I an competent in basic first aid, able to deal with emergencies, and I know when further expert help is needed
   
Stage 7 I hold a First Aid certificate to REC 3 or equivalent level (Red Cross, Order of Malta, and Saint Johns Ambulance)
  I can deal with emergency situations and follow best practice for First Aid
  I have acted as Section Fist Aider on at  least 1 occasion on an adventurous outdoor activity
  I can analyse vital signs
  I know what specialised equipment I should have in my First Aid Kit and how to use and care for it
  I know how and when to call a medevac or other medical helicopters
  I can use radio communications effectively in an emergency situation
   
Stage 8 I know how to treat specific injuries which may occur in my chosen area of interest
  I can carry out a risk assessment for an activity and steer clear of dangers
  I know how to deal with head, spine, chest, stomach and pelvic injuries
  I know how to educate other to the possible dangers that can be encountered and how to deal with them
  I have acted as a First Aider on at least 1 annual expedition of 5 night's duration
   
Stage 9 I know how to deal with regional specific illnesses depending on my location or the location I am travelling to
  I know, understand and I am able to perform basic life support
  I know how to assess and manage risk in various and constantly changing situations
  I can constantly risk assess situations as they arise and take measures to limit injuries
  I can hive immediate treatment and deal with complicated emergency situations
  I can assist a rescue team in moving a casualty to safely
  I hold a First Aid Cert at REC level 4 or equivalent