Ready to get your First Aid Merit Badge?

Mr. Mike charges $25 per Merit Badge - per Scout if within 25 miles of home office in Willis TX (77378). Scouts come to him or he will go to them. 

The medical content in all Big Texas CPR LLC courses are consistent with the latest CPR, AED and first aid guidelines, to reflect the current  ILCOR Consensus Guidelines for CPR and ECC. All Big Texas CPR courses meet or exceed the medical objectives of similar training programs, to include those released by the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

1. Demonstrate to your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
2. Explain how you would obtain emergency medical assistance from:
     a. Your home
     b. A remote location on a wilderness camping trip
     c. An activity on open water
3. Define the term triage. Explain the steps necessary to assess and handle a medical emergency until help arrives.
4. Explain the universal precautions as applied to the transmission of infections. Discuss the ways you should protect yourself and the victim while administering first aid.
5. Do the following:
     a.Prepare a first-aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents with your counselor.
     b. With an adult leader. Inspect your troop's first-aid kit. Evaluate it for completeness.

          1. Report your findings to your counselor and Scout leader.
6. Describe the early signs and symptoms of each of the following and explain what actions you should take:
     a. Shock
     b. Heart attack
     c. Stroke
7. Do the following:

     a. Describe the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Then demonstrate  proper CPR technique using a training device approved by your counselor.
     b. Explain the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Identify the location of the AED at your school, place of worship, and troop meeting place, if one is present.
8. Do the following:
     a. Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is not bleeding severely.
     b. Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is severely bleeding.
     c. Tell the dangers in the use of a tourniquet and the conditions under which its use is justified.
9. Explain when a bee sting could be life threatening and what action should be taken for prevention and for first aid.
10. Describe the signs and symptoms and demonstrate the proper procedures for handling and immobilizing suspected closed and open fractures or dislocations of the
     a. Forearm
     b. Wrist
     c. Upper leg
     d. Lower leg
     e. Ankle
11. Describe the signs, symptoms, and possible complications and demonstrate care for someone with a suspected injury to the head, neck, or back.
12. Describe the symptoms, proper first-aid procedures, and possible prevention measures for the following conditions:
     a. Anaphylaxis/allergic reactions
     b. Bruises
     c. Sprains or strains
     d. Hypothermia
     e. Frostbite
     f. Burns—first, second, and third degree
     g. Convulsions/seizures
     h. Dehydration
     i. Muscle cramps
     j. Heat exhaustion
     k. Heat stroke
     l. Abdominal pain
     m. Broken, chipped, or loosened tooth
13. Do the following:
     a. Describe the conditions under which an injured person should be moved.
     b. If a sick or an injured person must be moved, tell how you would determine the best method. Demonstrate this method.
     c. With helpers under your supervision, improvise a stretcher and move a presumably unconscious person.
14. Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor.

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Mr. Mike is a Certified Merit Badge Counselor for First Aid.

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The First Aid Merit Badge.

This Merit Badge is Required to earn the Eagle Scout Rank

Note: Mr. Mike will allow scouts to skip steps 1 thru 12, and 13a. and thus do only three steps - those would be 13b, 13c and step 14 , if they have the following current certificates: BSA Wilderness First Aid, and Adult, Child, Infant, CPR with AED and Standard First Aid. All certificates must be current, and all must have been obtained at Big Texas CPR (no others will qualify for this exemption).

Big Texas CPR LLC

Providing Education in AHA BLS Provider CPR/AED, ECSI Standard First Aid, CPR, AED, BBP, and more. Online training available everywhere. Live classes available in/around Houston and San Antonio (and all of Texas soon)