ERIC Number: EJ918932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
First Aid Challenge
Roman, Harry T.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n6 p18-20 Mar 2011
This article describes a challenge wherein students will be asked to design a portable first aid kit that is normally carried in a recreational vehicle (RV), but can also be hand-carried or backpacked off road for distances of approximately 1-2 miles. This can be a very practical challenge for the students because it touches everyone. Everybody recognizes the importance and necessity of being prepared for medical emergencies, and yet it also provides an excellent example of how good thinking, organization, and planning can result in a valuable first aid kit. Often, everyday products provide examples of technology education in action. Even what appear to be mundane products require a great deal of effort so that they work effectively when they are needed.
Descriptors: First Aid, Technology Education, Trauma, Injuries, Technology, Students, Medical Services, Emergency Medical Technicians
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