Anti-diarrhoea tablets (or mixture)
Gastrolyte - for treatment of diarrhoea
Travel sickness tablets
Andrews tablets, or similar, for indigestion
Temporary tooth filling mix to replace fillings, loose caps
Nyal toothache drops
Cream/ointment for bruises and swelling due to injury
Strepsils or similar
Tweezers, splinter remover
Rubber pointed eye probe, eye wash
"Airsplint" (for any broken limbs)
The list of first aid equipment was not too bad. I'd like to make a couple of comments as a paramedic, former remote area Registered Nurse, emergency department Registered Nurse and a current first aid trainer.
Air splints have long been abandoned for a number of reasons. All (or at least most) ambulance services no longer use them as they can at best be ineffective and at worst cause harm. Instead the current practice is to use cardboard splints and if they aren't available then improvise to support the fracture.
Looking through the comments on this thread I'd like suggest that:
- everyone doing a trip ought to undertake a first aid course. The old Senior First Aid course is now known as Provide First Aid with the qualification national unit code of HLTAID003. If the journey is taking your party into a hostile environment (hot, cold, high humidity, hostile also includes a long delay before medical help is likely to arrive) with help an hour or more away then serious consideration should be given to undertaking a Provide First Aid in Remote Situations HLTAID005.
- more than one person should be trained in first aid because if you are the only one trained and you became seriously unwell your life literally could be in the hands of the rest of your party who is untrained!!!
- each vehicle should have at least one or more first aid trained people. If the unfortunate event of a vehicle roll-over the other vehicle will have first aid trained people who can render aid.
- Each vehicle should carry a first aid kit