Group first aid kit

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roybmx

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Jan 25, 2010
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Hi all.

I'm running some courses later on in the year and trying to prepare a group first aid kit. Does anyone have any recommendations on what to put in?
I have basic first aid training and there is also a nurse that will be supporting and mainly taking of any first aid if needed.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Wildgoose

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Depending on the activity, but a good selection of plasters and small dressings with a couple of larger dressings. If it’s to be used by the group as well nothing too complex or specialist would be my advice.
 

Broch

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If you are running the courses (i.e. you are responsible) you should do a risk assessment and determine potential injury modes and make sure you, or someone else, has the training and equipment necessary to deal with them - it will all depend on the activity.

If you're wielding chain saws you'll need a full trauma kit; if you're using SAKs for whittling, a standard 'cuts' kit; if you're making OAPs walk up hills, a Defib .... etc.

So - types of activity, terrain, age group, how far from professional services ....
 
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roybmx

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Thanks for the replies. Basically the area is a government owned campsite in woods which allow fires. One of us is a nurse. I have basic first aid training and one of the others have WAFA (wilderness advanced first aid) first aid training. The activities with the most risk is fires and the knife work which I'll be pointing out the dangers first and they will be under supervision when they are doing them.
Also, I'm based in Japan. They will be bringing a minor cuts kit with them too.

Thanks again.
 

Broch

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OK, based on that, I would take the following as a minimum - quantities will depend on group size (my own group kit contains quite a bit more but that assumes I am several hours away from support):

Tweezers
Scissors
Safety pins
Protective gloves
Tick tool
Bottle of potable water

Waterproof plasters – various sizes
Blister dressing
Gauze squares
Sterile wound dressings – small, medium, large
Adhesive tape
Triangular bandage
Elastic bandage
Crepe bandage
Finger dressing
Steristrips
Sterile swabs
SAM splint
Eye pad
Burn cream/Aloe Vera

However, I know nothing about any regulations in Japan about training and applying first aid :)
 

roybmx

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Jan 25, 2010
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Thanks for that. That's helped a lot, I'll start shopping. The basic course I did was a two day course with the Japanese Red Cross that mainly deals with CPR, breaks and sprains and applying tourniquets, we also had a go with a CAT tourniquet too. The others are far more trained than me due to their full time jobs.
 

Pupers

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The above is a great start, but make sure your FAK represents your Risk Assessment, the only, very pedantic, change would be Scissors for Tough Cut Shears.
 

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