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    First aid kit pics

    Ok folks

    Taking a move on the 10 essentials thread recently, let's see ya first aid kit. I'm a shocker for carrying to much and being a vollie and in a family with a physio and a doctor it's a given I have an operating room on my back.

    Also gives a thread for novelty ideas on what to take, duct tape, paracord and a needle...

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    Small one I Carry in my day bag

    Big sucker that can go on a pack if it really has to but lives in a vehicle!!
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    Do people want a list as I made one up just for the hell of it, 42 items in the big one...

    Key thing with first aid is to practise and only use this you are trained/ competent with. When was the last time you took a pulse or a BP reading? Few thing I'm missing; blood glucose monitor, op airways, pen and paper/ pre laid out form (St John first responders form that I'd applicable to your situation.

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    Well hey I'm bored and want a copy of the list somewhere....

    In no particular order other than the way they came out of the bag:
    Gloves, scissors, glasses (magnifying buggers to get that annoying splinter), lightship (came with the bag... Usually have a torch on me, non-governmental gauze, celox syringe, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, Sam splint (want the ones you run under water and it sets the fibreglass for an instant cast, anyone got a source??), panadol, neurofen, raxene antihistamines, celox granules, bandaids (had a few kits in the past without them...), more dressings, condoms, eyedrops, splinter needles (awesome tool, better than the old hypodermic I had), betadine ointment, cayenne (nitrogen spray if you have it), epi-pen (personally anaphylactic to bee stings), hand sanitiser, thermal blankets, trauma wound dressing (God I hope I don't have to use this or the tourniquet), triangle bandages (kind of useless if you have clothes but they look cool for a kid wih a sprained wrist), crystaderm, stingose (really rate this stuff), thermometer, penlight for eyes (don't use your maxtorch), small scissors (leatherman), alcohol/iodine wipes, irrigation (not our your paddock, couple of vials with pressure nozzles to clean the gravel rash off), tweezers, tape (you pick the type, good stuff to make butterfly closures), roller bandages, needle and thread (in sterile dressing, really old), large dressings, wet wipes, lollies/glucose.

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    Got condoms??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Got condoms??
    Sterile waterproof dressing over any appendage.... Think fingers that need to stay dry with a couple of butterfly's whilst getting home

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    I'm in the same boat as NIMROD, I'm no doctor and no Rambo. My skill extends to wrapping bandage round a wound to stop clarit coming out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombi View Post
    I'm in the same boat as NIMROD, I'm no doctor and no Rambo. My skill extends to wrapping bandage round a wound to stop clarit coming out of me.
    That sums up a fair few situations! Done quite a few different first aid courses over the years so bit of a mish-mash of skills.

    Would suggest going and doing the workplace first aid course, most employers require it these days

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    Far out, I carry this, and if I can't fix it with this then I'm using my plb....

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    One item I've recently become a BIG fan of is the "COMPEED" blister plasters. These are obviously designed to help heal or prevent blisters but I've found an additional use for them - burns.

    On a trip to Stewart Island a few months back my son was pouring a brew when the POS billy-holder slipped off, tipping boiling water over his hand. Normally I take paraffin gauze with me but I'd run out and nothing in the First Aid Kit was going to do the job. I needed something that would cover and seal the burn. I reasoned that the COMPEED plasters were designed for blisters and my son's hand had blistered up over a large area so I figured the COMPEED would act in the same way on his burn as they would on a blister. I applied the largest plaster in the pack and crossed my fingers. Five days later the dressing fell off and the affected area was tender, but remarkably well healed. The results were outstanding.

    I'm no doctor or medical scientist but further research online indicated these plasters (and there are different brands using the same technology) react with the fluids in the wound. The fluids cause a gel to be released which effectively seals off the wound to external air/dirt/germs and further aggravation. The plaster is designed to remain on the wound for several days, after which it naturally falls off. For burns, this seems to be an ideal solution. The fluids are taken care of by the plaster so you don't get that weeping which normally sticks to your dressings. The wound is sealed and healing promoted. It was interesting to note that others on the internet had also used these on burns with good results.

    Anyhow, I now carry a COMPEED Blister Pack in my first aid kit and have them on hand around the house etc. I haven't tested them on blisters yet, but can attest to their value on burns.
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    @planenutz great wee tip, have some somewhere in a plastic box but might just have to dig them out and use one. (have to get a bigger bag soon.... Camelback motherload )

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    .223good kit .ive got one in the truck complete with bloodpressure machine but thne again being a registered nurse its just me being anal!bloodglucose kit -bloody good idea.

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    I used to carry an Israeli bandage (with wound pad and compression bar designed for battlefield trauma) and a foil pack full of tramadol, codeine and ibuprofen. My thinking was simple - If I break something then take the pills and use PLB, If there's lots of blood coming out use the bandage, take the pills and use PLB. Anything else a combination of electrical tape and pills should be ok until I can walk out, if for any reason I can't walk out then use PLB. Job done.
    Not sure where my bandage got to (I took it out because it takes up extra space) and I think I put my foil pack of drugs somewhere but now can't find that either - Note to self - Must find pills and return to day pack...
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    I was just thinking about this (as well as what get for a day pack that I can use for work too). One thing I find very handy for cuts is a tube of super glue, also good insulation tape (3m or similar) and a bit of gauze makes a much better sticking plaster than a sticking plaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post
    I used to carry an Israeli bandage (with wound pad and compression bar designed for battlefield trauma) and a foil pack full of tramadol, codeine and ibuprofen. My thinking was simple - If I break something then take the pills and use PLB, If there's lots of blood coming out use the bandage, take the pills and use PLB. Anything else a combination of electrical tape and pills should be ok until I can walk out, if for any reason I can't walk out then use PLB. Job done.
    Not sure where my bandage got to (I took it out because it takes up extra space) and I think I put my foil pack of drugs somewhere but now can't find that either - Note to self - Must find pills and return to day pack...
    I'm not sure I would want to take Tramadol in a situation where I'm relying on my own wit. Last time they put me on them when I came out of knee surgery let's just say I was very comfortably numb
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    That's the plan. Comfortably numb while I wait for the chopper ride home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post
    That's the plan. Comfortably numb while I wait for the chopper ride home

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    You mean magic carpet ride !
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