First Aid, Internet Safety, and Neighborhood Safety Education for the Girl Scouts of Brunswick
Author: Ali Bernhardt, Caroline Fiveash, Kelly Lyall, Kristen Read, and Claire Weil
Faculty Supervisor: Nicole Masano, MSN
For the Service-Learning project in our Community-Focused Nursing course, the group focused on basic community safety in a vulnerable population. A Girl Scout troop in need of First Aid training was identified. The project encompassed evidence-based nursing research and primary prevention education. In order for this population to benefit from the education, research was needed on comprehension levels of the various age groups and identifying topics that the group was in need of education on. Before the presentation, information was gathered through several meetings with the Girl Scout troop and several research inquiries. The group was able to translate evidence-based nursing education into real-life scenarios at the aggregate level which included: bites & stings, bleeding, cuts, and scrapes, choking, heat exhaustion, muscle, bone and joint injuries, Internet and neighborhood safety. The information presented was evaluated by various fun and creative activities.