The FIRST AID KIT

BUSHNUT

Well-Known Member
THE FIRST AID KIT
• Basic first aid manual (from Red Cross or St John Ambulance)
• Antiseptic fluid (Betadine, Dettol or similar)
• Antiseptic cream (Betadine or similar)
• Panadol
• Eye drops
• Assorted bandaids, strips/spots, wound closures
• Elastic or crepe bandages (for sprains and snake bite)
• Sterile gauze bandages (50 mm & 75 mm)
• Triangular bandages (to support limbs and hold dressings in place)
• Adhesive tape, cotton wool, tissues
• Scissors, safety pins
• Thermometer
• Calamine lotion, Stingose or similar
• Pencil and note pad.
• To that you can add many items:
• Antihistamine tablets
• Itch/skin relief cream (for itch, bites, minor burns)
• Anti-diarrhoea tablets (or mixture)
• Gastrolyte - for treatment of diarrhoea
• Travel sickness tablets
• Andrews tablets, or similar, for indigestion
• Ear drops
• Temporary tooth filling mix to replace fillings, loose caps
• Nyal toothache drops
• Burn cream
• Cream/ointment for bruises and swelling due to injury
• Strepsils or similar
• Tweezers, splinter remover
• Rubber pointed eye probe, eye wash
• Methylated spirits
• "Airsplint" (for any broken limbs)
• Plus any personal medication or tablets you or your family are on.

THE MEDICAL RECORD

Something that should be made out and placed in an sealed envelope with your name on it in turn placed the glove box of the vehicle that you are travelling in is a good practice, in fact it is mandatory in our group .On it should be your name , address , next of kin contact numbers landline and mobile, medicare number, health fund cover and number, ambulance subscription number, list of current medication and dosage, any specialist relevant, any allergies .
Check to see if your ambulance cover is adequate, many health fund covers are not valid outside your home state and an ambulance call out there will cost you a bomb if it is not
 

Nickj

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
There some good cheap books you can get which are very useful.

Also, a snake bite kit is a good addition to your kit.

Nick
 

Tats

New Member
Additions to First Aid Kit?

Hey Bushnut, you forgot the Inner Circle to promote circulation when its cold, and the Jack Daniels to swirl-and-swallow if you have a hangover or a toothache, but the rest makes good sense.:rolleyes: Incidently have you ever thought about how much the treatment for snakebite has changed in the last 50 years?

Tats:cool:
 

bubba

4x4 Earth Contributer
A training course so you know what to do if something should go wrong is handy

Cheers
Bubba
 
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