In a life-threatening situation outdoors, a Scout’s skills are only as good as his memory.
That’s why mnemonic devices — popular for schoolchildren memorizing the order of the planets, the metric system, or the colors of the rainbow — are also useful when the pressure’s on you to react to a health or safety emergency.
1 – Treating shock
“Face is red, raise the head; face is pale, raise the tail.”
— Nancy R.
2 – Warning signs of a stroke
Face – One side of smile droops.
Arms – Do they have equal strength?
Speech – Is it slurred?
Time – If you observe these, get them to a hospital quick.
— Sarah P.
3 – Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
“Hot and dry, sugar high; cold and clammy, need some candy.”
— Matt D.
4 – Dehydration
If you’re drinking enough water, your urine should be “Clear and Copious.” (Lots more user-submitted hydration mnemonics here.)
— Stephanie H.
5 – Poisonous plants
“Leaves of three, let it be.” Also, for the non-leafed …read more
Via: Bryan On ScoutingPrint