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Safety Minute
June 2017
by Harmon Everett & Terry Herdlicka

 

Recommended Equipment for a First Aid Kit

Our club member Terry Herdlicka gave a presentation at the April meeting about what she would recommend to include in a First Aid Kit to take on a paddling trip. This is not comprehensive, but minimal recommendations.

Here is her list:

RECOMMENDED:

OPTIONAL:

DRY BAG

ZIP LOCK BAGGIES

 

GLOVES – NON STERILE / NON LATEX

 

REGULAR BANDAIDS:

½ INCH

¾ INCH

1-2 INCHES

 

INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED GAUZE:

PREFERRED STERILE –

2 X 2

3 X 3

4 X 4

STERILE ABD PAD FOR LARGER WOUNDS

 

NON - STICK STERILE GAUZE

 

SELF ADHESIVE STERILE GAUZE

 

BUTTERFLY BANDAIDS (OR)

STERI - STRIPS

 

ROLL OF SELF ADHESIVE TAPE

 

BETADINE PADS OR SMALL BOTTLE

ALCOHOL PADS

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE IN SMALL BOTTLE

ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT:

POLYSPORIN OR NEOSPORIN PREFERRED

 

INDIVIDUAL PACKETS OF:TABLETS

ASPERIN

TYLENOL

ADVIL

BENADRYL

CORTIZONE 10 CREAM

BENADRYL CREAM

 

SMALL FINE SCISSORS

SMALL FORCEPS PREFERRED OVER TWEEZERS

 

ACE WRAP –

2 IN.

3 IN.

4 IN. FOR LARGER LIMBS


TRIANGULAR CLOTH FOR SLING

 

WHITE CLOTH (HANKERCHIEF)

NOT COLORED

 

AFTERBITE (OR SMALL BOTTLE OF AMMONIA) 

for insect bites

 

SMALL BOTTLE OF VINEGAR

 

 



        
The authors, Harmon Everett & Terry Herdlicka