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DITs course notes

Hi guys can anyone help me out with a set of course notes from the above course or even somewhere I can find them.
I did the course that long ago I can't remember the layout of the lesson. I know theres the EDIP method for a practical lesson but what was the theory lesson method again and can't find my course notes.
Any help appreciated.
This is a BCD lesson but you can use it as a templte.

Hi im cpl Bloggs. Ok you are on a training exercise & a soldier is hit by a mini flare & receives burns.

In this situation it will be important for you to know how to deal with your opo’s injury in a safe & efficient way.

That brings me to the title of my lesson today BCD Drill 7 burns. (say twice)

Lesson length 20 min
Questions from. I will nominate.
Questions to. If at any time during the lesson you have a question raise your hand.
Notes. There is no need to take notes.
Today we will be covering BCD Drill 7.

The objective by the end of the lesson you will be able to use drill 7 in the battlefield casualty drill aide memoire to treat a casualty with burns.

2 MINS in to lesson.



The 5 causes of burns.
1. Dry heat (flames radiated heat)
2. Radiation (radio antenna, sun)
3. Wet heat (steam water)
4. Electrical (mains generator)
5. Chemical (phosphorus battery acid)

The 3 types depths of burns are.
1. 1st degree (superficial red or swollen)
2. 2nd degree (partial thickness + blisters)
3. 3rd deep black & charred.

Measuring the aria of burns.
Small or scattered burns. The area of casualties hand is 1%.

Medium to large burns. The Wallace rule of 9s is a quick & easy method.
Each arm or face 9%
Front or back 18%
Leg 18%
Groin 1%

• Swelling (especially the air way see drill 4)
• Shock (the bigger the burn the bigger the risk)
• Encircling objects (watches, rings ect)
• Infection.

• Cover the whole body in cold water this will produce shock hypothermia.
• Pop blisters.
• Remove stuck clothing unless chemical spillage.
• Apply ointments or creams.


Pain relief.
If there is no difficulty in breathing facial or throat burn consider pain relief before as per drill 8.

Demonstrate the treatment of a casualty with a burn.
Apply water to cool burn (use casualties water bottle not yours) lightly cover with a dressing then moisten with remaining water.


Discuss treatment of chemical burn.
Burns caused by chemicals other than phosphorus.
• Remove all contaminated clothing
• Wash area thoroughly before applying dressing

Discuss treatment of phosphorus burn.
• Apply water to the burn area
• Remove any contaminated clothing & phosphorus (do not use your fingers)
• Apply a wet dressing to the burn & keep it wet

18 mins in to lesson.


Today we have learnt how to treat a casualty with burns, causes of burns depths of burns measuring the area of burns & treatment of burns.
The objective by the end of the lesson you will be able to use drill 7 in the battlefield casualty drill aide memoire to treat a casualty with burns.

What are Thecauses of burn?
6. Direct violence.
7. Indirect violence.
8. Muscular action.
What is the definition of a brake?
The definition of a break is a chip crack or break in the normal continuity of the bone structure.

1. Battlefield casualty drills aide memoire.
2. Battlefield casualty drills trainers manual.
3. Resuscitation Counsel (UK) guidelines.
4. JSP 539.
Next lesson by CPL Bloggs on Drill 7.
Excellent mate cheers that is exactly what I'm after. It's bloody annoying to know that I sat through 2 weekends if that shit and nearly wrote every single note down and when I need it I can't find it. I suspect my kid has a hand in this. Thanks again mate. Big time

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