First Aid Kits??????
Posted January 29, 2002 - 04:42 PM
Posted January 29, 2002 - 05:15 PM
Posted January 29, 2002 - 05:57 PM
Posted January 29, 2002 - 06:15 PM
Posted January 29, 2002 - 06:47 PM
Posted January 29, 2002 - 06:53 PM
Posted January 30, 2002 - 06:28 AM
Posted January 30, 2002 - 08:01 AM
A couple of things we bring that may not be so apparent.
-- Cold bags. Baxter healthcare makes a product that you burst an internal plastic bag which immediately cools the contents and acts as a cold compress. Great for reducing swelling!
-- Thick Maxi pads. These are generally not sterile, however can be used over a sterile cloth to absorb blood. Tape sticks to them well,too.
Get the BIG ones
-- Small container of fresh water, preferrably in a compressed aerosol type can. Use for flushing eyes when accidently spraying toxic fluids in the eye. We had to use this once when my buddy sprayed gun cleaning solvent in his eye, it got through the vent holes in the eye protection!
- Iodine, aspirin, neosporin, q-tips, cotton balls, snake bit kit, burn ointment, plenty of tape, guaze pads.
We don't carry a splint mainly because there are sticks/branches in camping/riding areas to utilize.
Also carry a crutch with us just in case we need to hikea small distance.
Other stuff-shoe laces, fishing wire, etc to act as a cast holder.
Posted January 30, 2002 - 11:25 AM
You don't need a great deal of equipment. If you get a good instructor on your course they will show you all sorts of ways to improvise. One item I would recommend is a pair of really good scissors like the paramedics use. If you ever needed to get a helmet or boot off in a hurry these would help alot.
Posted January 30, 2002 - 04:30 PM
Posted January 30, 2002 - 06:17 PM
Originally posted by Ronin:
lately I have been thinking that I could actually use a good first aid kit next time I go riding. we always seem to get cut, bruised, sprained or broken parts. Does anyone know where I could find a good first aid kit with a clotting compound in case of deep bleeding wounds??
[ January 30, 2002: Message edited by: SmittiesWR ]
Posted January 30, 2002 - 06:40 PM
Posted January 31, 2002 - 03:54 AM
Seriously, as first responders the fire and ambulance personnel could give you great advise.