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BNI 2018

Ten members of EDSFAT have just enjoyed a fantastic weekend providing first aid cover and a skills base for the participants of the biannual Lambeth District BNI Competition.  During a weekend of amazing weather, team members not on first aid duty, ran a skills base testing the scout’s ability to deal with a very challenging first aid scenario.

Based around a disco tent, where following a serious incident there were four casualties.

Casualty 1 – had suffered a cardiac arrest.  The Scouts carried out long term CPR and used an AED trainer.

Casualty 2 – had a leg wound and a possible spinal injury.  A good number of Scouts provided quality manual stabilisation of the head and neck as well as dressing the leg wound.

Casualty 3 – was experiencing an asthma attack.  Maybe brought on by long term disco dancing in the smoky dance tent environment!  Scouts were expected to remove the dancer from the tent, encourage her to take her inhaler and sit her down in an appropriate position.

Casualty 4 – had suffered a burn to the arm and open fracture when he fell.  For this casualty, the Scouts were expected to cool the burn and dress with cling film, as well as correctly dressing the open fracture.

To make the Scout challenge even more difficult, Casualty 5 – was unresponsive by the emergency telephone.  As every team sent a single Scout to make the call to the call to the ambulance service, they then had to carry out a Primary Survey and place the casualty into the recovery position as well as making the all important telephone call.

To provide a semi-realistic environment for the scenario, the tent had loud music, flashing coloured lights, loud music and a smoke machine.  Team members dressed for the various roles including party dancers, doorman and responding ambulance staff.

The Scouts showed good levels of first aid knowledge and expertise.

EDSFAT staff also joined with the participants at the Campfire and Talent Show.

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This 3 day First Aid at Work course will be held in the relaxing and beautiful surroundings of Bushy Wood Scout Camp on the 27th, 28th & 29th of June. Taught by an experienced Paramedic you will gain an Ofqual regulated certificate valid for 3 years.

Camping and Bunks are available for additional fees.

Did you know that an estimated 609,000 workers in Britain sustained an injury at work in 2016/17? The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff! The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that
could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid.
What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks.

During the 3 days we will cover:

The role and responsibilities of a first aider
Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty
CPR and defibrillation
Recovery Position
Heart Attack
Head and spinal injuries
Chest injuries
Wounds and bleeding
Sprains, strains and dislocations
Minor injuries
Burns and scalds
Eye injuries
Also included will be the catastrophic bleeding module so this will be ideal for anyone working in industry especially with machines.

Included in the price are all consumables required and a course book. The course will be taught using the latest in technology, including Laerdal qCPR to assess resuscitation and an advanced patient simulator – often only available to higher education and in-hospital training.

Follow the link below to book



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East Sussex Tune-Up Day

21st April was East Sussex Scouts Tune-Up Day in Broadstone Warren Scout Camp and Activity Centre. This was an opportunity for Helpers, Leaders, Administrators and other adult members of East Sussex Scouts to meet, learn about new and different activities, share ideas and best practice. As well as seeing various bases providing practical sessions for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.

EDSFAT had staff at the event promoting high quality CPR, the use of AED’s, False Wounds for First Aid training, Team Publicity and fundraising, as well as providing event First Aid cover. A great day for the team, with time to talk to many different section leaders and share new ideas and thoughts.

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Congratulations to Luke West


Yesterday, team member Luke West qualified as a medical doctor. EDSFAT are really delighted to congratulate him and wish him well in his future career.


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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from EDSFAT and the from The Scout Association

Happy Christmas 2017 from EDSFAT

Have a great festive period including those working, we will be thinking of you all.

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Chiltern 20

The team provided first aid cover for the 2017 Chiltern 20 event hike.

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AED on loan

Eastbourne District Scout First Aid Team have lent a Heartstart Automated External Defibrillator to Eastbourne District Scout Campsite and Activity Centre – Bushy Wood.  https://www.bushywood.org.uk/


With every minute lost between a person suffering a cardiac arrest and being defibrillated reducing the chance of recovery by 10%, having an AED at Bushy Wood may make a significant difference.

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Festival of Transport 2017

Fund Raising at the Festival of Transport


Many members of the team spent either one, two or three days during the August Bank holiday weekend raising funds by parking cars and running a charity collection. The team has raised approximately £2200. 

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Well done to team members who recieved their Emergency First Aid at Work

Congratulations to the members of Eastbourne District Scout First Aid Team receiving their QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work.

For further details please see our Facebook page @EDSFAT

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