1st Aid Scenarios

You are on a bike ride with your patrol. While riding past a run down house, a large dog runs out and bites another patrol member on the leg. What do you do?

Scenario #1

You are on a bike ride with your patrol. While riding past a run down house, a large dog runs out and bites another patrol member on the leg. What do you do?

Answers
  • Get to a safe area (5pts)
  • Evaluate the injury
    • If bleeding is severe, call 911 or send for help. Maintain buddy system whenever possible. (5pts)
    • Get medical attention quickly in any case.
  • Treat the wound
    • Apply pressure to stop bleeding (5pts)
    • Depending on the severity of bleeding clean the area with soap and water or disinfectant.
    • Dress the wound using clean gauze and bandages
  • Treat the victim for shock (5pts)
    • Lay victim down (5pts)
    • Elevate feet slightly (5pts)
    • Keep warm (5pts)
  • Attempt to identify the animal that caused the bite (5pts)
    • Write down a description of the animal and location the attack occurred
    • Do not attempt to capture the animal or confront its owners
  • Report the incident to the police or animal control. (5pts)