Friday, August 14, 2009

First Aid Kits

I have always tried to be prepared, some items need more work than others. I recently went thru my FAK(first aid kit) and removed all the out of date items, installed some new items, and pulled out all of the latex. As some of you know, Mrs. Sigboy has an airborne latex allergy. Did I mention that it is severe? Anyways, In the house we have the regular comfort stuff for the kids. These kits I decided to focus more on the really bad things that can happen. Broken bones, and holes in people that leak red stuff.

I put two kits together, a main kit that will handle multiple people with multiple injuries.

The smaller kit is for me personally, and maybe one other person. It contains one pressure dressing, alot of gauze, a ACE bandage, a triangle bandage, a roll of 1"medical tape, a bandaid assortment and some assorted drugs. I have also added eyedrops and more drugs.

The first pouch contains drugs, foot powder, misc tapes, moleskin, steristrips and antibiotic ointment/

The second pouch contains assorted bandaids, ACE bandages and wraps, and assorted 2x2's and 3x3's.

My current selection of tools, tweezers, forceps and scissors.

The final pocket contains a SAM splint, CPR mask, gauze, 4x4's, Q-tips, pressure dressings, temparin and eyewash.

In establishing your own FAK you have to decide what your needs are and base your kit around that. I should have more stuff for treating small kiddy boo-boo's, I'm actually considering added another bag for just the kid stuff. Remember that most prefabbed FAKs are not a catch all, you need to adjust them for your needs.


Amanda said...

Cool! Im gonna get my hubby to work on one of these, half the time i dont even have a bandaid, well that aint so, i had one last sunday when a kid needed on, now to learn CPR well i don know how to do that but need a refresher.

Brigid said...

That's a good set up. I keep something small like that in both car and airplane, just in case.

Kevin Creighton said...

Can you do a run-down of the drugs in your kit so I can get some ideas what to pack in my kit?

Sigboy said...

In the large kit I stock Tylenol, Tylenol allergy and sinus, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, and immodium. I am going to add Zantac, I recently discovered that Zantac and Benadryl will work together as a H1H2 blocker to help stop severe allergy attacks.
In the smaller kit I keep Tylenol, Benadryl, Ibuprofen and Sinus meds.

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