Sit. Rep. #59: Switch & Fuse

1- I want you to do a little soul searching.
   1A-  Name an actual person (alive or dead) that you hate, dislike, despise, or _____.  Pick 10 reasons that you feel that way.
   1B- Name an actual person (alive or dead) that you love, like, mentor under, choose to follow, study, or _______.  Pick 10 reasons that you feel that way.
   1C- Name an actual person that you do not care about, ambivalent, don’t care one-way-or-another.  Pick 10 reasons that you feel that way.

This is your exercise alone.  We are exploring some human emotions.  However, you feel is OK.  Note that the same person can be on all 3 lists.  But try to pick someone different.  Remember that nothing is wrong with your feelings.

2-Thanks Wiki for the following list of possible emotions:

2B- Notice how many of these are in the Scout Law.

Q- (boasting) I am far from being poor.
R- I am farther from being rich.

3- Map & Compass notes:

  •    Heading: our forward direction.  Which way is your head heading — how I remember it.
  •    Bearing: an angle from our heading to an object…. or angle from us to another object.
  •    Azimuth:  the vector from an observed or identified point to a point of interest.  Usually, degrees from North measured clockwise.

4- Ham questions:

   What electrical component is used to connect or disconnect electrical circuits?  Switch

   What electrical component is used to protect other circuit components from current overloads?
           Fuse or Circuit breaker

S- What do you call a dog with no ears?
T- Anything you want.  He can’t hear you anyway.

5- How do you deal with cuts and abrasions?  ( a few quick notes )

A- Stop bleeding, Direct pressure for 10 to 15 mins without let up.  Do not look under the pressure dressing to see if bleeding has stopped.  It takes the muscles in the arteries that long to react and develop a clot.  Tourniquet if necessary.  If a tourniquet is necessary – consider this a medical emergency.

B- Wash the wound with soap & potable water.  Debride if necessary to get clean.

C- Bandage with sterile Dressing.  Antibiotic cream at your discretion.

D- If bleeding starts again or soaks the dressing – Apply direct pressure over the dressing for 15-20 mins without let up.  Find and apply pressure at pressure points found in the upper arms or legs.  If large amounts of blood are lost – prepare to treat the patient for shock.  If the patient goes into shock – consider this a medical emergency.

E-  If “butterfly” stitches or “Steri Strips” are necessary.  Clean & dry where they must adhere.  Apply the first 2 legs of the stitches on opposite sides of the wound.  Then pull each across to the other side.  That should pull both sides toward the middle.  Apply stitches in pairs till the wound is closed.

F- Observe the patient.  Document and continue to document what happened.  Document how the patient was treated.  Document all subsequent observations.  Document who you turned the patient over to (including parents).  Note in your documentation what date and time things happened.

No writers cramp yet,

Dan Romanchik KB6NU, (Ham Radio)  Technician Study Guide

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