Originally Posted By: acropolis5
JI, nice kit. May I suggest that if you are carrying 6, 5”x9” trauma pads, u need more Coflex or, better yet, 2-3, 3” roles of Vet Tape, to strap on the trauma pads.

I mentioned I'm modifying my kit and listed the changes along the way. On June 28 I listed what was then the current contents. I reduced the trauma pads from six to two and removed the CoFlex. For what you're mentioning, that is why a trauma bandage is there.

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
Did you give any thought to one or two Israeli 6” , doulble pad bandages , in place of 1-2 f the 5”x9” pads? They are the gold standard for Trauma bandaging.

Though they are 4" instead of 6", the trauma bandage is close to the Israeli Bandage.

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
Is your tweezers needle nose. It should be for effective splinter removal. And, especially in ur part of the country , a tick key or equivalent.

Yes.

https://www.chinookmed.com/01751/uncle-bills-tweezers.html

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
In my years as an EMT and the neighborhood first-aid Dad, I found u never pack too many/ enough sterile 4”x4” gauze pads. IMO, ur 6 is too few. 10 is a minimum and 20 is better.

Space is limited in the wound pocket.

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
A headlamp keeps ur hands free to give aid. Use AA or AAA lithium batteries for long life and no corrson.

Where in the med kit am I supposed to include a headlamp?

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
If u r going to give assistance to strangers,e.g. car accidents, I’d add a pair of swim goggles and 2-3, N-95 masks to fend off blood spatter. If you are going to rescue breath, a one way valve mask is a must. Even reusable ones aren’t too expensive and single use ones are very inexpensive.

Where, in the medical kit, would I put the safety goggles? The respirator masks are already listed. The CPR mask is also listed.

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
I’d also suggest u buy or assemble a better emergency dental kit. Just Google them and pick.

I question the usefulness of a dental kit. If I have access to a dentist, why would I need a dental kit in the first place? If I don't have access, a dental kit would only delay the inevitable.

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
Finally, keep 2 or more, 20oz. , push-pull drink tops of bottled water, along with a few single wrapped iodine pads. One pad in bottle for wound cleaning and one to pour in ur rehydration powder.

Where, in the medical kit, would I put the bottled water. I do keep an 8 OZ bottle of water in my EDC bag and I often have a second bottle of water with me. I understand why I would need bottled water with me for the hydration powder. Why would I need a sport-top water bottle for irrigating when I have an irrigation syringe listed among the instruments?

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
Misc. Edit: waterproof pad + pen,

Listed.

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
#11 disposable sterile scalpel,

That is beyond my level of training.

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
6-10 Wet Wipes invidual wipes for wound/ skin cleaning,

Listed.

Originally Posted By: acropolis5
small magnifier for splinters,

I considered a PSP, which has that.


Originally Posted By: acropolis5
thin waterproof marker pen to note tourniquet application with “T” and time , on victims cheek.

Listed.


Originally Posted By: acropolis5
Make sure ur aspirin is chewable childrens’ 82mg ( 6 is suspected heart attack dose),

The following is what the kit comes with and what I have to work with.

https://www.chinookmed.com/05193pa/aspirin-325-mg-tablets-analgesic.html

There is no room for a bottle of chewable aspirin in my kit; I do have a bottle in my EDC bag.

Jeanette Isabelle
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