This really happened
A Scout was eating dinner at the dining hall when his throat began to close up. The Scout is allergic to nuts, and he wasn’t aware the bread he just ate contained them. An adult gave the Scout an epinephrine injection at the health lodge. Two leaders transported the Scout to a nearby hospital, where he made a full recovery.
What went right
The Scout’s parents had listed the allergy on Part B of his Annual Health and Medical Record. They made sure the Scout brought an epinephrine auto-injector with him to camp. A trained leader recognized the signs of an allergic reaction and took action in time.
What went wrong
The Scout and his troopmates didn’t know what was in the food he was eating.
The AHMR promotes health awareness by collecting necessary info like medical history, allergies and emergency contacts. It gives medical professionals critical information needed in an emergency.
The AHMR is divided into three main parts: A, B and C. You can always find the latest version and see answers to frequently asked questions at scouting.org/healthandsafety/ahmr.aspx
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