HootyHoo - you crack me up! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

This past month I've been helping my wife (RN) certify a group of our Scouts and adult leaders in CPR/AED/First Aid. She is certified to teach these courses through the American Heart Association.

I teach the First Aid requirements for the various Scout ranks as well as the First Aid merit badge for our troop.

After seeing and teaching both of the materials (BSA and AHA), I can truly say that the First Aid merit badge material is quite thorough. Probably not up to the level of NOLS training but more than adequate for most backpackers.

So, if you have access to a Scout store or can order on-line I would highly recommend the BSA First Aid merit badge booklet.

Now for your predicament (victim turning blue <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> ), just remember A,B,C,D:

A - Airway
B - Breathing
C - Circulation (blood - cpr, bleeding - internal, external)
D - Deadly poison (internal, external)