Basic First Aid Training Course              May 18, 2010
 
On Saturday May 15, 2010, a Basic First Aid Training Course was organized and conducted for Venture Scouts of the Belize District.  As part of the Scout training program, Scouts are required to attend and qualify in a certification Course in First Aid to enable them to receive their First Aid Badge and thus enabling them to be prepared in case of minor accidents or emergencies.
 
First-Aid Instructor Evan Sanchez Demonstrating the Proper Method of ABC
Eight Venture Scouts and two adult Leaders took part in the training course held at The Scout Association Conference Room in Belize City.
 
Topics covered at the course were:
 
What is First Aid?                                  Burns and scalds    
First Aid Kits                                         Unconsciousness
Dressing and bandages                          Epileptic convulsions
Choking                                              Moving an injured person
Shock, Fainting, Asthma                         Nose Bleeding
Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion                  External bleeding
Cuts, scratches                                    Stings and insect bites
Snake bites                                         Tourniquets
Immobilizing broken /dislocated limbs        Highlights of CPR
 
Mr. Evan Sanchez from Belize Emergency Response Team, (BERT), conducted the Training Course.
 
 
Participants were instructed and at the end of the training course a test was given to all the participants.  The test is to qualify the participants for their certification.
 
Those who attended the Course are:
 
Venture Scouts:
Dianne Sosa - 1st Belize HQ Venture Scout Unit
Geraldine Sosa - 1st Belize HQ Venture Scout Unit
Robert Escobar - 18th Belize Burrell Boom Venture Scout Unit
Erkki Mayora - 18th Belize Burrell Boom Venture Scout Unit
Phaedra Mohammed-Ali - 18th Belize Burrell Boom Venture Scout Unit
Zahrina Zetina - 18th Belize Burrell Boom Venture Scout Unit
Anika Smiling - 1st Holy Redeemer Scout Group
Arian Canul - 1st Holy Redeemer Scout Group
 
Leaders:
Ms. Dawn Flowers - 18th Belize Burrell Boom Scout Group
Ms. Juanita Bailey - 18th Belize Burrell Boom Scout Group
 
Program Director Nephtali C. Palma organized the training course.