The Eight – Pointed St.John Ambulance Cross
Meaning for members reference.
1. Observant –
That he/she may note the causes and signs of injury
2. Tactful –
That he/she may, without thoughtless questions, learn the symptoms and history of the case and secure the confidence of patients and bystanders.
3. Resourceful –
That he/she may use to the best advantage whatever is at hand to prevent further damage and to assist Nature’s efforts to repair the mischief already done.
4. Dexterous –
That he/she may handle a patient without causing unnecessary pain and use appliances efficiently and neatly.
5. Explicit –
That he/she may give clear instructions to the patient and/or the bystanders how best to assist him
6. Discriminating –
That he/she may decide which of several injuries should be treated first.
7. Persevering –
That he/she may continue his efforts, though not successful at first.
8. Sympathetic –
That he/she may give real comfort and encouragement to the suffering