Things to put in your First Aid Kit

BILLBY

New Member
nice kits

however do you all check your kits regulary , are you able to understand what goes with what , have you read the booklet contained within most of these kits ,a recent aduit within my local club found, out off date product ,leaked product that had damaged other supplies within the kits , no guide to what to do in a emergencyand and all off the kits did not contain a face sheild for CPR .:confused:
I know some of you do check your kits, and first aid training though dumbed down a heap over the last couple years is worth more than the price they charge for the course:rolleyes:
So if you read this post and havent checked your kit before you go out next ,are you being carefull enough to help some one who made need you help when you least expect it :eek:
:cool:
 

benjaminA

New Member
First aid kits should definitely be considered whether or not you are inside or outside of the house--and in this case, it is always a good idea to have a first aid kit in the car. We never know when you might need it. And you are right, a hospital could be a long way from where you might need them. So better make sure that your first aid kit is properly stocked. Also, don't forget to check on those expiration dates every so often. Cheers!
 
however do you all check your kits regulary , are you able to understand what goes with what , have you read the booklet contained within most of these kits ,a recent aduit within my local club found, out off date product ,leaked product that had damaged other supplies within the kits , no guide to what to do in a emergencyand and all off the kits did not contain a face sheild for CPR .:confused:
I know some of you do check your kits, and first aid training though dumbed down a heap over the last couple years is worth more than the price they charge for the course:rolleyes:
So if you read this post and havent checked your kit before you go out next ,are you being carefull enough to help some one who made need you help when you least expect it :eek:
:cool:

Your local st johns ambulance will restock your first aid kit and replace out of date items, I have mine done every 3 months for a small fee at our local st johns ambulance. and anyone holding a first aid certificate shouldd update every 12 to 18 months as doing things change such as cpr is now different on a baby than what it was say 5 years ago. so it is worth attending a first aid refresher.
 

BILLBY

New Member
april fool

no fool here ,change your smoke alarm battery today folks.
check your first aid kit become familiar with it ,see what has a expirey date

do it



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NIAL8R

New Member
Your local st johns ambulance will restock your first aid kit and replace out of date items, I have mine done every 3 months for a small fee at our local st johns ambulance. and anyone holding a first aid certificate shouldd update every 12 to 18 months as doing things change such as cpr is now different on a baby than what it was say 5 years ago. so it is worth attending a first aid refresher.

just found out of a mate who just re done his first aid the it is now 30 to 2 :eek: looks like we all mmight be off to the gym, he said he was stuffed after 4 rounds. when i last done mine it was 9 and 3 i think.
 

Zukiman

Member
Definitely 30 and 2 nowadays. Just had to recertify in 3 different certificates, and they now teach DRSABCD. good if you happen to have a defibrillator handy.

My PADI medic course also teaches oxygen administration. That's good stuff when you get a deep whiff.


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Zukiman

Member
You have to drink a hell of a lot of whiskey before it turns you sterile. Or so I have heard.

I am using the slow method with beer.

Every good medical kit needs a good lighter or something to start a fire. Cauterization is a last resort but it does work.


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prawns

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Every good medical kit needs a good lighter or something to start a fire. Cauterization is a last resort but it does work.

Eek - which kind of lighter would you choose :D :D

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Maybe people that have had lots of whiskey (which was packed earlier I think) would choose the first :D :D :D
 

Zukiman

Member
Second one works best for cauterizing, hold it under a blade or spoon for a few seconds until it goes white. The gas jet flame doesn't leave as much soot. Just keep it away from the whiskey.


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Kermit

4x4 Earth Contributer
A Paramedic with esky full of grog to sterilise wounds from the inside out.:rolleyes:

Seriously, there are some good vehicle soft kits out there.
Soft kits are easy to squeeze into most places
Just shop around, they are all similar
You'll need a good X Section of bandages though

Best part is there is usually more than 1 vehicle in convoy
So there should be plenty on hand if everyone carries a kit

THEY SHOULD !
 

WOZCLEAN

New Member
These are all really good tips (well mostly :) )

Gotta honestly say that I haven't checked my kit in a while and have now brought it inside so can be done.

Having a list of contents inside the kit so that it is easy to replenish is always good.

And if you do a first aid course with St John's in SA you will be entitled to discount first aid kits, and then just add the extras you want in there.
 

Big Matt

Active Member
Some items have a used by date and should be replaced in a first aid kit, most people I know of most likely don't even check for used by dates, I know I didn't until I dated a nurse for 12 months LOL
 

Zukiman

Member
Any painkillers and antihistamines, etc, should be checked and replaced before each trip if necessary. Also same for saline solution, although it lasts much longer.
I also have iodine, water purifiers, eye solutions and so forth in mine. They get used even when we are at home so they aren't wasted. I cycle stuff through car kit first, then garage wall-mounted main kit, then gets dumped.

Also, tip for getting bandages and similar cheap : when they restock your workplace medical kits (St Johns do it every 6 months at our place), ask them for the stuff being dumped. Usually there is nothing wrong with it, since there are no medications in most workplace kits. I have a couple if shopping bags of crepe, dressings and triangular bandages. Great for first aid classes for kids and the like.....
 

buggerlux

New Member
the good thing is st johns 4wd kit really good to as stated and dont forget if going out in summer dehydration satchets or powder. very important or just take lots of water. you really just have to ready for anything. as specially in remote areas seen so many with little or no kits and heard of many dying in the outback just because they didnt have the simple items.
one last tip as many of you might know if out there EPERPS or radios HF or sat. sat phone have been big life savers and find out RFDS number if traveling outback.
 

sepp5762

New Member
Great list, the only thing i have in ours that is not listed is a whistle, a must have if you are in group and require assistance (eg;CPR). Don't forget to tell the group before the event that the whistle means help.
 
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