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#291027 - 11/07/18 11:35 PM How Much is Too Much?
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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In first aid kit threads, a few members listed specific items [such as a roll of medical tape] a person can't have too much of. Meaning, even if you have a case of medical tape, you will still run out. At least that is the message I got out of it.

There is one specific first aid item I want to focus on: CoFlex. How much is too much? Perhaps I should put it this way: What is the right amount?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#291028 - 11/08/18 12:45 AM Re: How Much is Too Much? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
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IMO, it depends on what level you work. I’m preparing to deal with one patient at a time. I may be stocked at home with additional supplies, but they aren’t in my kit. OTOH, some EMT’s may prepare for mass casualty scenarios and in that case you may need many times the amount I plan to have in my truck kit.

CoFlex is really useful, I probably have a lot more that I need — unless we have a large’ish EQ and things really go south. Then I might not have enough.

It depends...

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#291039 - 11/09/18 03:28 AM Re: How Much is Too Much? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
There is one specific first aid item I want to focus on: CoFlex.

Buy the stuff marketed for horses (veterinary). Same stuff as for humans, usually sells for less.

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#291045 - 11/09/18 01:40 PM Re: How Much is Too Much? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I throw this out.... while I have self adhering stretch tape in my trauma pouches for range use, there are options to hold a compress in place (Israeli dressings have stretch material attached as well as a lever to apply additional pressure to the wound)... duct tape, black electrical tape, friction tape etc...

when the family first moved to Florida in 1955, Dad became a member of the NPR Volunteer Fire Dept, and they had regular first aid training, and families were invited... I was too young, but I remember Mom sacrificing one of her bed sheets she had just brought from Ohio, and tearing it into strips to be used as bandaging material...

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#291053 - 11/11/18 03:17 PM Re: How Much is Too Much? [Re: haertig]
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Originally Posted By: haertig
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
There is one specific first aid item I want to focus on: CoFlex.

Buy the stuff marketed for horses (veterinary). Same stuff as for humans, usually sells for less.

I checked every veterinarian link when a person said I could get CoFlex cheaper. Every time I checked, the CoFlex was more expensive.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#291054 - 11/11/18 04:46 PM Re: How Much is Too Much? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
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CoFlex prices may depend on size. For horses I see a lot of 4” wraps and they are more expensive. I paid ~$12 for a 6 pack of 2” x 5 yd coflex (is that too much?). Buying one roll at a time will be pricey; buy in bulk and make sure you are buying the width you need. $.02

Edit: that was too high. https://www.amazon.com/Ever-Ready-Adhesive-Cohesive-Approved/dp/B00IQTQU6K/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1_a_it shows it at ~$1 per roll for 12 rolls.

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#291055 - 11/11/18 05:56 PM Re: How Much is Too Much? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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I’ve previously found “Vetwrap” for cheap on the big river site. No affiliation.

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#291057 - 11/11/18 06:16 PM Re: How Much is Too Much? [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Russ
CoFlex prices may depend on size. For horses I see a lot of 4” wraps and they are more expensive. I paid ~$12 for a 6 pack of 2” x 5 yd coflex (is that too much?). Buying one roll at a time will be pricey; buy in bulk and make sure you are buying the width you need.

I can get CoFlex, 2" x 5 yds., for 3 Credits. The minimum order is 30 Credits; shipping is free.

I would include a link; you would have to be a member to view it.

Edit: I include a screen grab.



Jeanette Isabelle


Edited by Jeanette_Isabelle (11/11/18 06:33 PM)
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#291061 - 11/11/18 10:55 PM Re: How Much is Too Much? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
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That’s $3 per roll (for min 10 rolls) versus $1 per roll for 12 rolls at the second link in my post above. $30 for 10 rolls vs $12 for 12 rolls. I’d go with 12 rolls.

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#291063 - 11/11/18 11:15 PM Re: How Much is Too Much? [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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It's 3 Credits, not $3.

Jeanette Isabelle
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