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First Aid Kits

The First Aid Kit should enable the treatment of minor injuries and cope with more serious ones until the casualty is able to obtain proper medical help. Kits can be purchased, ready made, from a chemist or you can make up your own. Keep the kit in a well-sealed waterproof container.

If you choose to put your own together here's what we'd recommend goes into your first aid kit. Please remember to clearly mark your kit, preferably with a big white or green cross!

  • Antiseptic wipes or lotions, for cleaning cuts and grazes.
  • Cotton wool or cotton balls, for applying the above.
  • Adhesive dressings or plasters, for small cuts and blisters.
  • Assorted sterile dressings for covering large wounds.
  • Sterile eye dressing in case you meet with a sharp stick.
  • Triangular bandages for slings or bandaging.
  • A roll of 25mm plaster or micropore tape.
  • Crepe bandages for sprains.
  • Safety pins, tweezers and blunt-ended scissors.
  • Painkillers e.g.: paracetemol.
  • Antihistamine cream for insect bites and stings
  • foil or 'space' blanket - keeps patient warm!

The above list is not supposed to be exhaustive, but is a good start when making up a first aid kit. If you decide to purchase a kit, then make sure it has the above essentials, AND make sure there is space for you to add extra items.

Finally make sure your kit is easily accessible, and clearly marked


 

Index : General Articles : First Aid Kits - by UKCampsite.co.uk



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