SCA Chirurgeons provide first aid at Society events. The word "Chirurgeon" is a medieval term from which the modern "Surgeon" is derived. Members of the SCA Chirurgeonate include Red Cross trained first aiders, medical doctors, military medical personnel, nurses, paramedics, ambulance volunteers, and many other medical volunteers. A Chirurgeon's Warrant of office crosses Kingdom boundries. The symbol of the Chirurgeonate is a red circle with a white teardrop containing a fleam. The fleam was used in the Middle Ages to open a vein to bleed the patient in order to balance the humors. Rest assured that the first aid provided by the members of the Chirurgeonate is strictly 21st Century!
Reporting Forms for Chirugeons
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Hold a current CPR card.
- Be current in at least Red Cross Community First Aid. (Check with your local Red Cross, American Heart Association, St. John Ambulance, or other certifying agency. Of course, EMT, LPN, RN, Paramedic, and Physician certificates/licenses will be considered in place of the First Aid. Current CPR certification is required at all levels.)
- Read the Chirurgeon's Handbook
- Join the SCA.
- Send a copy of your First Aid, CPR, and SCA membership cards to the Kingdom Chirurgeon. You will then be sent Kingdom-specific information and forms necessary to begin apprenticeship. The Chirurgeon's Handbook has complete information on the Society's requirements for apprenticeship. If you are not sure what Kingdom you live in, refer to the SCA Geography page.
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