Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - Nursing Sister
"Hospital work; sanitation, etc."

1912 Handbook - Sick Nurse


Questions on thermometers, room and clinical.  

Ventilation, sanitation, warming.

Prevention of infection, antiseptics.

Show lifting patient in blanket and poles.

Show changing helpless patient's sheets.

Show narrow or broad roller bandaging.

Show fracture boards.

Show improvised bed rest or cradles.

Show how to remove clothes in cases of fracture, burning, or fits.

Questions on dressing wounds and fomentations.

Questions on method of feeding helpless patients, and symptoms to know, and the care of various chief ailments, such as measles or scarlet fever, bronchitis or small-pox.

Show making beef-tea, gruel, or poultices; or alternatively , describe method of dealing with an accident from sewer gas, electricity, ice breaking, or runaway horses.

1918 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


Answer questions on:-

Preparation of sick room, ventilation, and heating.

Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.

Germs of disease: their growth and prevention.

Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.

Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.  Treatment with heat and cold, including poultices and fomentations.

Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1919 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


Answer questions on:-

Preparation of sick room, ventilation, and heating.

Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.

Germs of disease: their growth and prevention.

Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whopping-cough, mumps and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.

Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.  Treatment with hot and cold, including poultices and fomentations.

Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Sick Nurse Badge

A Guide must answer questions on:
Preparation of sick room, ventilation and heating.
Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.
Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.
Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.
Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.
Treatment with heat and cold, including poultices and fomentations.
Feeding in sickness and convalescence.
Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1921 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


Answer questions on: 

Preparation of sick room, ventilation and heating.

Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.

Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.

Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps, and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.

Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.  Treatment with heat and cold, including poultices and fomentations.

Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1924 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


Answer questions on: 

Preparation of sick room, ventilation and heating.

Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.

Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.

Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps, and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.

Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.  Treatment with heat and cold, including poultices and fomentations.

Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Sick Nurse Badge

A Guide must answer questions on:
Preparation of sick room, ventilation and heating.
Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.
Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.
Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.
Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.
Treatment with heat and cold, including poultices and fomentation s.
Feeding in sickness and convalescence.
Show proficiency in roller bandaging.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Sick Nurse Badge

A Guide must answer questions on:

Preparation of sick room, ventilation and heating,

Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.

Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.

Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.

Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.

Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.

Treatment with heat and cold, including poultices and fomentations.

Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Sick Nurse


A Guide must answer questions on:

Preparation of sick room, ventilation and heating,

Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.

Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.

Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.

Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.

Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.

Treatment with heat and cold, including poultices and fomentations.

Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1930 POR - Sick Nurse


Answer questions on: 

Preparation of sick room, ventilation and heating.

Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.

Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.

Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps, and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.

Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.  

Treatment with heat and cold, including poultices and fomentations.

Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1931 POR - Sick Nurse


Answer questions on: 

Preparation of sick room, ventilation and heating.

Preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.

Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.

Symptoms of measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps, and influenza, and the symptoms and early treatment of consumption.

Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.  

Treatment with heat and cold, including poultices and fomentations.

Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1932 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


Understand: 

The preparation of sick room, ventilation, and heating.

The preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.

Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.

The general rules for nursing measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, mumps and influenza, under the instructions of a doctor, and the precautions necessary when dealing with a case of consumption at home.

Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.

Treatment with heat and cold, including fomentations.

Feeding in sickness and convalescence.

Know all the signs and symptoms of illness that would lead you to send for a doctor.

Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Sick Nurse Badge

Understand:
The preparation of sick room, ventilation, and heating.
The preparation of bed for patient, changing sheets, and prevention of bedsores.  Use of room and clinical thermometers.  Pulse and respiration.  Washing and dressing a patient.
Germs of disease; their growth and prevention.
The general rules for nursing measles, chicken-pox, whooping-cough, mumps and influenza, under the instructions of a doctor, and the precautions necessary when dealing with a case of consumption at home.
Administration of medicines and the external application of remedies.
Treatment with heat and cold, including fomentations.
Feeding in sickness and convalescence.
Know all the signs and symptoms of illness that would lead you to send for a doctor.
Show proficiency in roller bandaging.

1935 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


This badge will be awarded to Guides gaining the following certificate: 

a) Vouchers issued by the British Red Cross Society for Parts A, B and C of their Junior Home Nursing Course.  (Parts B and C may be taken together); 

or

b) The Preliminary Home Nursing Certificate of the St John Ambulance Association; 

or

c) The Preliminary Home Nursing Certificate of the St Andrew Ambulance Association.

1938 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


This badge will be awarded to Guides gaining the following certificate: 

1. British Red Cross Society

a) Under 13.  Voucher for Primary Course in Home Nursing.

b) 13 and over.  Voucher for Part A (only) of the Junior Course in Home Nursing. 

or

2. St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing. 

or

3. St Andrew Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

4. The Preliminary State Examination Certificate in General Nursing.

or

5. The London County Council.  Certificate in Home Nursing.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John course need no special qualifications.

1939 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


This badge will be awarded to Guides gaining the following certificate: 

1. British Red Cross Society

a) Under 13.  Voucher for Primary Course in Home Nursing.

b) 13 and over.  Voucher for Part A (only) of the Junior Course in Home Nursing. 

or

2. St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing. 

or

3. St Andrew Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

4. The Preliminary State Examination Certificate in General Nursing.

or

5. The London County Council.  Certificate in Home Nursing.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John course need no special qualifications.

1943 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


This badge will be awarded to Guides gaining one of the following:

1) British Red Cross Society.

a) 12 to 14.  Voucher for Part A (only) of the Junior Course in Home Nursing

b) Aged 14.  Certificate for Junior Intermediate Course in Home Nursing.

or

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

4) The London County Council Certificate in Home Nursing.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John course need no special qualifications.

1947 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


This badge will be awarded to Guides gaining one of the following:

1) British Red Cross Society.

a) 12 to 14.  Voucher for Part A (only) of the Junior Course in Home Nursing

b) Aged 14.  Certificate for Junior Intermediate Course in Home Nursing.

or

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

4) The London County Council Certificate in Home Nursing.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John course need no special qualifications.

1950 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


Answer questions on:

Sick Nurse - The qualities required of a sick nurse, and the care of her own health.

Sick Room - The choice of the sick room, its preparation, cleaning, heating and ventilation.

Infectious Diseases - The precautions necessary for nursing in the home, and rules for disinfecting.

Feeding of Invalids - The constitution of a well-balanced diet. Importance of milk; storage of food; serving of meals.

Pass a practical test which should include the following:

The Bed - Make a bed with a patient in it, and change the sheets.

Observation of the Sick - Take and record temperature, pulse, and respiration.

Daily Routine - Morning and evening toilet.  Blanket bath.  Care of the mouth and hair.  Prevention of bed sores.  Bed-pan.  Doctor's visit.

Simple roller bandaging.

Dressings - Change of dressing; application of heat and cold, including Kaolin poultice.

Medicines - Given by the mouth and by inhalation.

Invalid Cookery - Prepare one of the following: Egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, lemonade or barley water, Ovaltine or similar milk drink.

This badge will also be awarded to Guides gaining one of the following:

1) British Red Cross Society.

a) 11 to 14.  Voucher for Part A (only) of the Junior Course in Home Nursing

b) Aged 14.  Certificate for Junior Intermediate Course in Home Nursing.

or

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

4) The London County Council Certificate in Home Nursing.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John course need no special qualifications.

1953 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


Answer questions on:

Sick Nurse - The qualities required of a sick nurse, and the care of her own health.

Sick Room - The choice of the sick room, its preparation, cleaning, heating and ventilation.

Infectious Diseases - The precautions necessary for nursing in the home, and rules for disinfecting.

Feeding of Invalids - The constitution of a well-balanced diet. Importance of milk; storage of food; serving of meals.

Pass a practical test which should include the following:

The Bed - Make a bed with a patient in it, and change the sheets.

Observation of the Sick - Take and record temperature, pulse, and respiration.

Daily Routine - Morning and evening toilet.  Blanket bath.  Care of the mouth and hair.  Prevention of bed sores.  Bed-pan.  Doctor's visit.

Simple roller bandaging.

Dressings - Change of dressing; application of heat and cold, including Kaolin poultice.

Medicines - Given by the mouth and by inhalation.

Invalid Cookery - Prepare one of the following: Egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, lemonade or barley water, Ovaltine or similar milk drink.

This badge will also be awarded to Guides gaining one of the following:

1) British Red Cross Society.

a) Aged 11-16.  Part 1 and Part 2 of the Junior Home Nursing Certificate

b) Aged 14.  Certificate for Junior Intermediate Course in Home Nursing.

or

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

or

4) The London County Council Certificate in Home Nursing.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John course need no special qualifications but only qualified medical practitioners or State Registered (General Trained) Nurses are recognised by the S. J. A. A. as examiners on their Preliminary Course of Home Nursing.

1957 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


1) Theoretical

Understand: 

a) Sick Nurse - The qualities required of a sick nurse, and the care of her own health.

b) Sick Room - The choice of the sick room, its preparation, cleaning, heating and ventilation.

c) Infectious Diseases - The precautions necessary for nursing in the home, and rules for disinfecting.

d) Feeding of Invalids - The constitution of a well-balanced diet. Importance of milk; storage of food; serving of meals.

2) Practical

a) The Bed - Make a bed and change the sheets with a patient in it.

Improvise and demonstrate the use of: bed-rest, bed-cradle, hot-water bottle, bed-table.

b) Observation of the Sick - Take and record temperature, pulse, and respiration.

c) Daily Routine - Carry out morning and evening toilet and a blanket bath; understand the care of the mouth and hair and how to prevent bed sores; give a bed-pan; demonstrate what is required of the nurse during the doctor's visit.

d) Bandaging: Demonstrate simple roller-bandaging.

e) Dressings - Change of dressing; apply heat and cold, including a Kaolin poultice.

f) Medicine - Give medicine by the mouth and by inhalation.

g) Invalid Cookery - Prepare one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, lemonade or barley water, Ovaltine or similar milk drink.

Note: The tester must be a nurse or other qualified person.

A candidate holding one of the following certificates qualifies for the badge:

1) British Red Cross Society.

 Aged 11-16.  Part 1 and Part 2 of the Junior Home Nursing Certificate

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

4) The London County Council Certificate in Home Nursing.

Note: Examinations and instruction must be conducted in accordance with the rules of the body concerned.

1960 POR - Sick Nurse Badge


1) Theoretical

Understand: 

a) Sick Nurse - The qualities required of a sick nurse, and the care of her own health.

b) Sick Room - The choice of the sick room, its preparation, cleaning, heating and ventilation.

c) Infectious Diseases - The precautions necessary for nursing in the home, and rules for disinfecting.

d) Feeding of Invalids - The constitution of a well-balanced diet. Importance of milk; storage of food; serving of meals.

2) Practical

a) The Bed - Make a bed and change the sheets with a patient in it.

Improvise and demonstrate the use of: bed-rest, bed-cradle, hot-water bottle, bed-table, mackintosh sheet.

b) Observation of the Sick - Take and record temperature, pulse, and respiration.

c) Daily Routine - Carry out morning and evening toilet and a blanket bath; understand the care of the mouth and hair and how to prevent bed sores; give a bed-pan; demonstrate what is required of the nurse during the doctor's visit.

d) Bandaging: Demonstrate simple roller-bandaging.

e) Dressings - Change of dressing; apply heat and cold, including a Kaolin poultice.

f) Medicine - Give medicine by the mouth and by inhalation.

g) Invalid Cookery - Prepare one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, lemonade or barley water, Ovaltine or similar milk drink.

Note: The tester must be a nurse or other qualified person.

A candidate holding one of the following certificates qualifies for the badge:

1) British Red Cross Society.

 Aged 11-16. The Junior Home Nursing Certificate, Part 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

4) The London County Council Certificate in Home Nursing.

Note: Examinations and instruction must be conducted in accordance with the rules of the body concerned.

1961 (July) POR - Sick Nurse Badge


1) Theoretical

Understand: 

a) Sick Nurse - The qualities required of a sick nurse, and the care of her own health.

b) Sick Room - The choice of the sick room, its preparation, cleaning, heating and ventilation.

c) Infectious Diseases - The precautions necessary for nursing in the home, and rules for disinfecting.

d) Feeding of Invalids - The constitution of a well-balanced diet. Importance of milk; storage of food; serving of meals.

2) Practical

a) The Bed - Make a bed and change the sheets with a patient in it.

Improvise and demonstrate the use of: bed-rest, bed-cradle, hot-water bottle, bed-table, mackintosh sheet.

b) Observation of the Sick - Take and record temperature, pulse, and respiration.

c) Daily Routine - Carry out morning and evening toilet and a blanket bath; understand the care of the mouth and hair and how to prevent bed sores; give a bed-pan; demonstrate what is required of the nurse during the doctor's visit.

d) Bandaging: Demonstrate simple roller-bandaging.

e) Dressings - Change of dressing; apply heat and cold, including a Kaolin poultice.

f) Medicine - Give medicine by the mouth and by inhalation.

g) Invalid Cookery - Prepare one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, lemonade or barley water, 'Ovaltine' or similar milk drink.

Note: The tester must be a nurse or other qualified person.

A candidate holding one of the following certificates qualifies for the badge:

1) British Red Cross Society.

 Aged 11-16. The Junior Home Nursing Certificate, Part 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

4) The London County Council Certificate in Home Nursing.

Note: Examinations and instruction must be conducted in accordance with the rules of the body concerned.

1962 (June) POR Amendments - Sick Nurse Badge


1) Theoretical

Understand: 

a) Sick Nurse - The qualities required of a sick nurse, and the care of her own health.

b) Sick Room - The choice of the sick room, its preparation, cleaning, heating and ventilation.

c) Infectious Diseases - The precautions necessary for nursing in the home, and rules for disinfecting.

d) Feeding of Invalids - The constitution of a well-balanced diet. Importance of milk; storage of food; serving of meals.

2) Practical

a) The Bed - Make a bed and change the sheets with a patient in it.

Improvise and demonstrate the use of: bed-rest, bed-cradle, hot-water bottle, bed-table, mackintosh sheet.

b) Observation of the Sick - Take and record temperature, pulse, and respiration.

c) Daily Routine - Carry out morning and evening toilet and a blanket bath; understand the care of the mouth and hair and how to prevent bed sores; give a bed-pan; demonstrate what is required of the nurse during the doctor's visit.

d) Bandaging: Demonstrate simple roller-bandaging.

e) Dressings - Change of dressing; apply heat and cold, including a Kaolin poultice.

f) Medicine - Give medicine by the mouth and by inhalation.

g) Invalid Cookery - Prepare one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, lemonade or barley water, 'Ovaltine' or similar milk drink.

Note: The tester must be a qualified State Registered Nurse, or an instructor in Home Nursing to one of the bodies listed below.

A candidate holding one of the following certificates qualifies for the badge:

1) British Red Cross Society.

 Aged 11-16. The Junior Home Nursing Certificate, Part 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

4) The London County Council Certificate in Home Nursing.

Note: Examinations and instruction must be conducted in accordance with the rules of the body concerned.

1964 (March) POR - Sick Nurse


1) The Nurse.  Know the qualities needed in a sick nurse, and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.  Know the sick nurse's duties with regard to her own health.

2) The Room.  Know the good points to look for when choosing a sick room, and how to make the best use of the ventilation, heating and lighting available.  Know how to clean and tidy a room without raising the dust.

3) Infection.  Know how infection is spread, and the simple precautions to be taken when nursing an infectious patient at home.  Know how to disinfect crockery and linen.

4) Bedside Nursing.  Know where in her own area backrests, commodes, and other equipment can be obtained or borrowed.  Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets, and arranging the pillows comfortably.  Know the uses of a drawsheet and mackintosh, and how these can be improvised.  Know what is needed for the morning and evening toilet, and how to help a patient to wash in bed, give a mouth wash, and brush hair gently.  Know which areas of a patient's body are subject to pressure in bed, and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.  Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.  Take and record the temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

5) Diet.  Know the constituents of a well-balanced diet and why this is necessary for recovery.  Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, or flavoured milk drink.  Set an invalid's ray, and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

6) Medicines.  Show how to give medicines by mouth and an inhalation.  Know how to store medicines and pills so that hey can be no danger to small children.

7) Dressings and Bandaging.  Show how to apply a cold compress and a Kaolin poultice, and a clean dry dressing to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

8) Observation.  Know what to include in a report for the doctor.

Note: The tester must be a State Registered Nurse, or an instructor in Home Nursing to one of the bodies listed below.

The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge.

1) British Red Cross Society.  Aged 11 to 16.  The Junior Home Nursing Certificate, Part 1 and Part 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

3) St Andrew's Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

4) The London County Council.  Certificate in Home Nursing.

Note: Examinations and instruction must be conducted in accordance with the rules of the body concerned.

1965 (July) POR - Sick Nurse


1) The Nurse.  Know the qualities needed in a sick nurse, and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.  Know the sick nurse's duties with regard to her own health.

2) The Room.  Know the good points to look for when choosing a sick room, and how to make the best use of the ventilation, heating and lighting available.  Know how to clean and tidy a room without raising the dust.

3) Infection.  Know how infection is spread, and the simple precautions to be taken when nursing an infectious patient at home.  Know how to disinfect crockery and linen.

4) Bedside Nursing.  Know where in her own area backrests, commodes, and other equipment can be obtained or borrowed.  Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets, and arranging the pillows comfortably.  Know the uses of a drawsheet and mackintosh, and how these can be improvised.  Know what is needed for the morning and evening toilet, and how to help a patient to wash in bed, give a mouth wash, and brush hair gently.  Know which areas of a patient's body are subject to pressure in bed, and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.  Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.  Take and record the temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

5) Diet.  Know the constituents of a well-balanced diet and why this is necessary for recovery.  Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, or flavoured milk drink.  Set an invalid's tray, and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

6) Medicines.  Show how to give medicines by mouth and an inhalation.  Know how to store medicines and pills so that they can be no danger to small children.

7) Dressings and Bandaging.  Show how to apply a cold compress and a Kaolin poultice, and a clean dry dressing to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

8) Observation.  Know what to include in a report for the doctor.

Note: The tester must be a State Registered Nurse, or an instructor in Home Nursing to one of the bodies listed below.

The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge.

1) British Red Cross Society.  Aged 11 to 16.  The Junior Home Nursing Certificate, Part 1 and Part 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

3) St Andrew's Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

4) The London County Council.  Certificate in Home Nursing.

Note: Examinations and instruction must be conducted in accordance with the rules of the body concerned.

1968 Guide Handbook - Home Nurse Badge


1) The Nurse:

a) Know the qualities needed in a home nurse, and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.

b) Know the home nurse's duties with regard to her own health.

2) The Room: 

a) Know the good points to look for when choosing a sick room, and how to make the best use of the ventilation, heating, and lighting available.

b) Know how to clean and tidy a room without raising the dust.

3) Infection

a) Know how infection is spread, and the simple precautions to be taken when nursing an infectious patient at home.

b) Know how to disinfect crockery and linen.

4) Bedside Nursing:

a) Know where in your own area backrests, commodes, and other equipment can be obtained or borrowed.

b) Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets, and arranging the pillows comfortably.

c) Know the uses of a drawsheet and mackintosh, and how these can be improvised.

d) Know what is needed for the morning and evening toilet, and how to help a patient to wash in bed, give a mouth wash, and brush hair gently.

e) Know which areas of a patient's body are subject to pressure in bed, and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.

f) Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.

g) Take and record the temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

4) Diet:

a) Know the constituents of a well-balanced diet and why this is necessary for recovery.

b) Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, or flavoured milk drink.

c) Set an invalid's tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

5) Diet

a) Know the constituents of a well-balanced diet and why this is necessary for recovery.

b) Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, or flavoured milk drink.

c) Set an invalid's tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

6) Medicines:

a) Show how to give medicines by mouth, and an inhalation.

b) Know how to store medicines and pills so that they can be no danger to small children.

7) Dressing and Bandages:

Show how to apply a cold compress and a kaolin poultice, and a clean dry dressing, to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

8) Observation:

Know what to include in a report for the doctor or nurse.

If you hold one of the following certificates you qualify for this badge.

British Red Cross Society: The Junior Nursing Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

St Andrew's Ambulance Association: Junior Certificate in Home Nursing.

1973 Guide Handbook - Home Nurse Badge


1) The Nurse:

Know the qualities needed in a home nurse, and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.

2) The Room: 

Know the good points to look for when choosing a sick room, and e able to make the best use of the ventilation, heating, and lighting available.

3) Bedside Nursing:

a) Show how to use and know where in your own area backrests, commodes, and other equipment can be obtained or borrowed.

b) Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets, and arranging the pillows.

c) Show the uses of a drawsheet and mackintosh, and how these can be improvised.

d) Show what is needed for the morning and evening toilet, and how to help a patient to wash in bed, give a mouth wash, and rush hair gently.

e) Know which areas of a patient's body are subject to pressure in bed, and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.

f) Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.  Help a patient to dress.

g) Take and record the temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

4) Diet:

a) Know the constituents of a well-balanced diet and why this is necessary for recovery.

b) Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, or flavoured milk drink.

c) Set an invalid's tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

5) Medicines:

a) Show how to give medicines by mouth, and an inhalation.

b) Know how to store medicines and pills so that they can be no danger to small children.

6) Dressing and Bandages:

Show how to apply a cold compress and a kaolin poultice, and a clean dry dressing, to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

7) Observation:

Know what to include in a report for the doctor nor nurse.

8) Infection:

Know how infection is spread, and the simple precautions to take when nursing an infectious patient at home.

If you hold one of the following certificates and complete clause 5 you qualify for this badge.

British Red Cross Society: The Junior Nursing Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

St Andrew's Ambulance Association: Junior Certificate in Home Nursing.

1978 Guide Handbook - Home Nurse Badge


1) Know the qualities needed in a home nurse, and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.

2) Know the good points to look for when choosing a sick room, and e able to make the best use of the ventilation, heating, and lighting available.

3) a) Show how to use and know where in your own area backrests, commodes, and other equipment can be obtained or borrowed.

b) Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets, and arranging the pillows.

c) Show the uses of a drawsheet, plastic sheeting and incontinence pads, and how these can be improvised.

d) Show what is needed for the morning and evening toilet, and how to help a patient to wash in bed, give a mouth wash, and rush hair gently.

e) Know which areas of a patient's body are subject to pressure in bed, and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.

f) Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.  Help a patient to dress.

g) Take and record the temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

4) a) Know the nutritional value of food and how it helps recovery.

b) Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, or flavoured milk drink.

c) Set an invalid's tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

5) a) Show how to give medicines by mouth, and an inhalation.

b) Know how to store medicines and pills so that they can be no danger to small children.

6) Show how to apply a cold compress and a kaolin poultice, and a clean dry dressing, to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

7) Know what to include in a report for the doctor nor nurse.

8) Know how infection is spread, and the simple precautions to take when nursing an infectious patient at home.

If you hold one of the following certificates and complete clause 6 you qualify for this badge.

British Red Cross Society: The Junior Nursing Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

St Andrew's Ambulance Association: Junior Certificate in Home Nursing.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Home Nurse Badge


1) Know the qualities needed in a home nurse, and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.

2) Know the requirements for a sick room, and how to make the best use of the ventilation, heating, and lighting available.

3) a) Show how to use and know where in your own area backrests, commodes, and other equipment can be obtained or borrowed.

b) Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets, and arranging the pillows.

c) Show the uses of a drawsheet, plastic sheeting and incontinence pads.

d) Show how to help a patient with the morning and evening toilet, including washing in bed, giving a mouth wash, and brushing hair.

e) Know which areas of a patient's body are subject to pressure in bed, and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.

f) Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.  Help a patient to dress and move about the room or house.

g) Take and record the temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

4) a) Know the nutritional values of food and how they help recovery.

b) Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, or flavoured milk drink.

c) Set an invalid's tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

5) a) Show how to give medicines by mouth, and an inhalation.

b) Know how to store medicines and pills so that they can be no danger to small children.

6) Show how to apply a cold compress, a kaolin poultice, and a clean dry dressing, to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

7) Know what to include in a report for the doctor or nurse.

8) Know how infection is spread, and the simple precautions to take when nursing an infectious patient at home.

If you hold one of the following certificates and complete clause 6 you qualify for this badge.

British Red Cross Society: The Junior Nursing Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

St Andrew's Ambulance Association: Junior Certificate in Home Nursing.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Home Nurse Badge


1) Know the qualities needed in a home nurse, and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.

2) Know the requirements for a sick room, and how to make the best use of the ventilation, heating, and lighting available.

3) a) Show how to use and know where in your own area backrests, commodes, and other equipment can be obtained or borrowed.

b) Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets, and arranging the pillows.

c) Show the uses of a drawsheet, plastic sheeting and incontinence pads.

d) Show how to help a patient with the morning and evening toilet, including washing in bed, giving a mouth wash, and brushing hair.

e) Know which areas of a patient's body are subject to pressure in bed, and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.

f) Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.  Help a patient to dress and move about the room or house.

g) Take and record the temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

4) a) Know the nutritional values of food and how they help recovery.

b) Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, flavoured milk drink.

c) Set an invalid's tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

5) a) Show how to give medicines by mouth, and an inhalation.

b) Know how to store medicines and pills so that they can be no danger to small children.

6) Show how to apply a cold compress, a kaolin poultice, and a clean dry dressing, to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

7) Know what to include in a report for the doctor or nurse.

8) Know how infection is spread, and the simple precautions to take when nursing an infectious patient at home.

If you hold one of the following certificates and complete clause 6 you qualify for this badge.

British Red Cross Society: The Junior Nursing Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

St Andrew's Ambulance Association: Junior Certificate in Home Nursing.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Home Nurse Badge


1) Know the qualities needed in a home nurse, and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.

2) Know the requirements for a sick room, and how to make the best use of the ventilation, heating, and lighting available.

3) a) Show how to use and know where in your own area backrests, commodes, and other equipment can be obtained or borrowed.

b) Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets, and arranging the pillows.

c) Show the uses of a drawsheet, plastic sheeting and incontinence pads.

d) Show how to help a patient with the morning and evening toilet, including washing in bed, giving a mouth wash, and brushing hair.

e) Know which areas of a patient's body are subject to pressure in bed, and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.

f) Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.  Help a patient to dress and move about the room or house.

g) Take and record the temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

4) a) Know the nutritional values of food and how they help recovery.

b) Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, or flavoured milk drink.

c) Set an invalid's tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

5) a) Show how to give medicines by mouth.

b) Know how to store medicines and pills so that they can be no danger to small children.

6) Show how to apply a cold compress, a kaolin poultice, and a clean dry dressing, to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

7) Know what to include in a report for the doctor or nurse.

8) Know how infection is spread, and the simple precautions to take when nursing an infectious patient at home.

If you hold one of the following certificates and complete clause 6 you qualify for this badge.

British Red Cross Society: The Junior Nursing Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

St Andrew's Ambulance Association: Junior Certificate in Home Nursing.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Home Nurse Badge


1) Know the qualities needed in a home nurse, and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.

2) Know the requirements for a sick room, and how to make the best use of ventilation, heating, and lighting available.

3) Complete all of the following clauses:

a) Show how to use and know where in your own area you can buy or borrow backrests, commodes, and other equipment.

b) Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including the changing of sheets, and arranging the pillows.

c) Show the use of a drawsheet, plastic sheeting and incontinence pads.

d) Show how to help a patient with the morning and evening toilet, including washing in bed, giving a mouth wash, and brushing hair.

e) Know which areas of the patient's body are subject to pressure in bed, and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.

f) Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.  Help a patient to dress and move about the room or house.

g) Take and record the temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

4) a) Know the nutritional values of food and how they help recovery from illness.

b) Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, or flavoured milk drink.

c) Set an invalid's tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.

5) a) Show how to give medicines by mouth.

b) Know how to store medicines and pills so that they are not a danger to small children.

6) Show how to apply a cold compress, and a clean dry dressing, to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.

7) Know what to include in a report for the doctor or nurse.

8) Know how infection is spread, and the simple precautions to take when nursing an infectious patient at home.

If you hold one of the following certificates and complete clause 6 above you qualify for this badge.

British Red Cross Society: The Junior Nursing Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing.

St Andrew's Ambulance Association: Junior Certificate in Home Nursing.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Home Nurse Badge

Note: If you hold one of the following certificates and complete Clause 6 below, you qualify for this bade: British Red Cross Society Junior Nursing Certificate, St John Ambulance Preliminary Certificate in Home Nursing or St Andrew's Ambulance Association Junior Certificates in Home Nursing.
1) Know the qualities needed in a home nurse and be able to illustrate these by giving examples.
2) Know the requirements for a sick room and how to make the best use of ventilation, heating and lighting available.
3) Complete all of the following clauses:
a) Show how to use and know where, in your local area, you can buy or borrow backrests, commodes and other equipment.
b) Show how to make a bed with the patient in it, including changing of sheets and arranging of pillows.
c) Show the use of a drawsheet, plastic sheeting and incontinence pads.
d) Show how to help a patient with the morning and evening toilet, including washing in bed, giving a mouth wash and brushing hair.
e) Know which areas of the patient's body are subject to pressure in bed and how soreness of these areas can be prevented.
f) Show how to help a patient to get up and sit in a chair.  Help a patient to dress and move about the room or house.
g) Take and record the temperature, pulse and respiration rate.
4) a) Know the nutritional values of food and how they help recovery from illness.
b) Prepare and serve one of the following: egg custard, jelly, milk pudding, fresh fruit drink, flavoured milk drink.
c) Set an invalid's tray and show how to feed and give a drink to a patient who needs help.
5) a) Show how to give medicines by mouth.
b) Know how to sore medicines and pills safely so that they are not a danger to small children.
6) Show how to apply a cold compress, and a clean dry dressing, to any part of the arm or leg, securing it with a roller bandage.
7) Know what to include in a report for the doctor or nurse.
8) Know how infection is spread and the simple precautions to be taken when nursing an infectious patient at home.
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