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#28698 - 07/01/04 06:19 AM Re: First Aid Kit: Packing and Stuff?
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 966
Loc: Seattle, WA
Ok, based on your suggestions, here are my revisions so far:

First Aid Kit

1 Pelican 1040 Micro Case
1 Small Scissors
1 .5 oz bottle Betadine
2 Excedrin 2 tablet pack
2 Tylenol 2 tablet pack
1 roll waterproof tape
1 10ml syringe
1 sml roll Tums
2 tablet Claritin
1 .5 oz bottle Hypo Tears
1 roll cotton gauze in plastic (DELETED)
1 digital thermometer
3 sucrets tablets
2 tablet Sudafed
2 tablet Benadryl Allergy
1 razor blade
2 .9g Neosporin Pack
4 large bandaids
4 butterfly closures (DELETED)
2 small, round bandaids
4 small bandaids
1 pair latex exam gloves
2 sterile packs, Steri-Strips (R1546)
1 small pair pointed tweezers
4 packs 3"x4" triple layer non-stick pads (+1)
1 pack 2nd Skin burn pad (DELETED)
2 packs burn cream (ADDED)

I replaced the burn pad with another non-stick pad and burn creme. I figured I would get a bit more flexibility this way.

I'm sticking with the small scissors for now. I went to REI and looked at their small shears and I think the scissors I have are probably a bit more useful. I'll keep thinking about it.

I plan to get some more Tylenol. I'll be on the lookout for smaller Tums packs.

I'll see if I can find a pouch to attach to the outside of the kit for gloves. If I find something I'll probably add another pair.

Thanks for the suggestions. Keep them coming!

-john


Revised Kit Pictures




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#28699 - 07/01/04 07:54 AM Re: First Aid Kit: Packing and Stuff?
dave750gixer Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 60
Loc: UK
In reply to

"In reply to:
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You don't need butterfly closures and steri-strips. I would lose the butterfly closures.


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I'll lose the butterfly closures. I'm still waiting for someone to beat some sense into me before I lose the steri-strips! :-)"

I actually meant you didnt need both! I am a huge fan of steri-strips and have some in all of my FAKs

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#28700 - 07/01/04 11:57 AM Re: Glove pouch
Polak187 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/02
Posts: 1403
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
Next to my wave sheat I have a glove pouch that fits exactly to pairs (this is also a reason I don't want to put any more extra pouches on my belt) ... It works great for few reasons:

-when there is need for BSI (Body Substance Isolation) I can get to them without fumblign in the backpack
-patient care is not delayed
-I have a tendency to use them more often
-quick oil check or any dirty work is performed without worry about dirtying my hands
-with two pairs I know I can I have a "spare" for a partner

Galls sells that pouch in 1, 2 and 4 pair version.

Matt
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#28701 - 07/01/04 12:22 PM Re: First Aid Kit: Packing and Stuff?
williamlatham Offline
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 253
Loc: Stafford, VA, USA
The pouch actually goes by the name Dry Cell On-board. I was guessing on the size at 2 oz, but it should be around there IMHO. THe Dry Cell could be about a 1/2 inch thicker.

Anyone know how to armor an epi pen better than the thin plastic tube they come in?

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#28702 - 07/01/04 06:32 PM Re: First Aid Kit: Packing and Stuff?
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
Blades, rescue hooks, etc. have a coolness factor <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> that blunt tip shears do not. It might be an age thing as well <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />. Pete

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#28703 - 07/01/04 06:45 PM Re: First Aid Kit: Packing and Stuff?
Polak187 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/23/02
Posts: 1403
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
Well biggest detterance from using knives and hooks is price. In hectic situation it is easy top loose shears... so it is easy to loose small rescue hook as well... I would cry less if I lost shears. That's why I carry both.
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#28704 - 07/01/04 08:31 PM Re: First Aid Kit: Packing and Stuff?
Anonymous
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Just a quick two cents...

I converted everything from band-aids to dumbells to tape and all with Hypafix. This stuff is amazing. It's basically a large band of synthetic cloth with cyanoacrylate under it. Very strong tensile strength and great adherence to the skin (almost too much sometimes). You can close big wounds, hold an ankle, hold gauzes, make a plaster... you name it.

On the 8th day, the Lors created Duct tape... then on that evening he thought "Oh, I've got a better idea"... that was Hypafix.

Cheers,

David

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#28705 - 07/01/04 11:49 PM Re: First Aid Kit: Packing and Stuff?
NeighborBill Offline
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Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 385
Loc: Oklahoma City
RE: epi-pen protection

Look around for a single-catheter sharps container, or mayhaps, a cigar tube...
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#28706 - 07/01/04 11:58 PM Re: First Aid Kit: Packing and Stuff?
X-ray Dave Offline
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Registered: 11/11/03
Posts: 572
Loc: Nevada
Hardware and hobby stores have clear plastic tubes in different diameters and end caps to match. Buy what you need and cut to length and pop on the end caps.
You could tape or rubberband it to a tongue depressor to give it some protection.

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#28707 - 07/02/04 04:17 AM Re:Epi-pen
Anonymous
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I am thinking one of those travel toothbrush holders might work. The round kind are large enough, I think. Might have to run by Wally world and check them out.
I have mine in a plastic "pencil box" in my backpack, along with a few useful items <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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