First Aid Kit-Comprehensive List

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  • #55974

    8greenbeans
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    The only issue I have with using maxi pads and tampons to help plug up those nasty bleeds is that those things have chemicals in them to draw blood out therefore exacerbating the bleeding problem. Hence why I don’t even use them for myself during those special female times – they are oftentimes the actual cause of women having severe cramps and hemorrhaging that many women suffer from as they get older and not many of these “diseases” doctors have come up with.

    #55975

    Phoenix
    Member

    This is my level one BOB FAK. It all fits compactly into a large pocket pouch.
    • Emergency Care Guide
    • Medi gloves / N95 masks
    • CPR mask
    • Cold pack
    • assorted bandages & gauze
    • Tegaderm
    • Coban
    • Triangle bandage
    • safety pins
    • Saline packets /bulb syringe
    • EMT gel
    • Aloe Vera gel
    • Neosporin
    • Ear thermometer
    • Tweezers
    • OTC meds (anit-diarrheal, gas-x, laxative)
    • BenGay
    • QuickClot
    • aspirin
    • asthma Inhaler
    • Prescription meds
    • vitamins
    • acetaminophen
    • tooth floss/picks
    • moleskin
    Also included but not shown in pic.
    • epipin
    • maxipads /tampons
    • trauma sheers
    • slints
    • suture surgical kit

    I also keep a kit in my car and a larger trauma kit at home.

    #55976

    ReadyMom
    Moderator

    MOD NOTE: This thread has developed into a list for a LARGE medical supply, so I ameneded the subject title to include ‘Comprehensive List’, to differentiate from the smaller, ‘Basic List’ in another thread, found here: First Aid Kit, Basic

    #55977

    Anonymous
    Member

    @8greenbeans wrote:

    The only issue I have with using maxi pads and tampons to help plug up those nasty bleeds is that those things have chemicals in them to draw blood out therefore exacerbating the bleeding problem. Hence why I don’t even use them for myself during those special female times – they are oftentimes the actual cause of women having severe cramps and hemorrhaging that many women suffer from as they get older and not many of these “diseases” doctors have come up with.

    I really don’t believe someone who is bleeding out will mind having a chemcally laden pad / tampon used to control bleeding and decrease the potential for imminent death if the bleeding is not controlled…. Pads and Tampons The Temporary stop gap measure that have saved many lives until further intervention, treatment and repair of the cause is completed

    #55978

    rdp143
    Member

    First Aid Kit is very compulsory item in each and every kind of field weather it is a sports field of weather it is a other field so, first aid kit is useful for each and every person…

    #55979

    I would suggest, also, some Israeli bandages for severe bleeding. Oh, yeh, a CAT tourniquet is nice though they can be improvised from other supplies.

    #55980

    ippr123
    Member

    First Aid Kit-Comprehensive List is the main part for recovery from any wounds and injuries, The list of First Aid Kit-Comprehensive List are as follows:-
    1.Adhesive bandages.
    2.Sterile gauze pads, 4-by-4-inch.
    3.Adhesive tape.
    4.Emergency blanket.
    5.Needle and thread.
    6.Butterfly bandages.
    7.Safety gloves.
    8.Naproxin.
    9.Prescription medicines.
    10.Anti-bacterial ointment.

    #55981

    rjpbseal
    Member

    I see a lot of great ideas here. I have a couple of suggestions. One is some type of eye irrigation. This could be a squeeze bottle with a small spout. It should be normal saline solution if possible. This can be done with an IV bag and tubing, but takes a little time to set up.

    Another is some dental cement. A fractured tooth can be repaired very quickly in the field. This can be found in most pharmacies and I’ve seen it at WM.

    A third would be some super glue. Super glue can be used to repair small lacerations, cracked nails, torn calluses, etc. Of course if you can get your hands on the skin glues available, they’re great.

    #55982

    birdgirl1
    Member

    THis is a question for ReadyMom–
    Your spice solutions, (nutmeg, etc). Do you have a shelf life for them? How frequently do you need to dispose and replace?
    THANKS!
    birgirl+1

    #55983

    islandchik
    Member

    For tissue adhesive, I use Liquivet. You can buy it through Amazon. Sure, Superglue will work but the burn will send you through the roof. For medications in small kits like the fannie pack or glove box pouch, the pill reminder seems bulky to me. I use my vacuum sealer and create small packets from larger bags. That way, I can use only 2-4 pills from a bulk bottle. Packaging them this way also prolongs effectiveness because the medications are kept dry and airtight. Of course, like others have said, heat will deteriorate them rapidly. Be sure to mark the contents with a Sharpie.

    #55984

    OhioMidwife
    Member

    I *LOVE* this post and all the great knowledge/suggestions in this thread!
    On the holistic side of things, one can add some natural remedies to these awesome kits:
    Cayenne Pepper (tincture) — to stop a hemorrhage (or heart attack/stroke)
    Colloidal Silver — drop in eyes to combat pink eye, use to rinse open wounds, disinfect/sanitize just about EVERYTHING
    Charcoal capsules — swallow for food poisoning or open caps and make a poultice with gauze
    Grapefruit Seed Extract — natural antibiotic
    EmergenC packets for Vit C AND electrolyte replacement (dry packets would be easier to carry than the juice pouches)
    Tea tree essential oil — great, multi-use item. For wounds, burns, fungal (athlete’s foot, yeast)….
    Oh, it seems I could go on and on…. but this is all I have off the top of my head at 1 AM 😉

    #55985

    DrBones
    Member

    My medical bag has the following natural remedies:
    Teas: ginger-nausea, senna-constipation,chamomile-relaxing,echinacea-immune building
    salves: eucalyptus-congestion,arnica-joint,bone and joint pain, calendula- wound and bite (all blended with other great herbal oils)
    Essential oils: tea tree, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, geranium, clove (see doomandbloom.net for detailed info, too many to list!!)
    Powders: medical grade zinc oxide-to make temp dental fillings, organic cayenne pepper-immune building and for external bleeding
    aloe vera-bites, burns and wounds
    lemon powder- boost immunity,flavor teas
    raw honey 3.5oz resealable container-burns,wounds,infections both external and internal
    Tintures/oils-
    Ear oil with mullein-for earaches, Pain away-for pain, Sleep Right-nervousness,anxiety and sleeplessness (calming) and Gum Health- for mouth care and treatment

    These are all in my medical bag.
    Nurse Amy :thumbsup:

    #55986

    Homesteader
    Member

    I used cayenne pepper once when I was at a friends house and her husband fell and ripped a gouge in his hand that was bleeding heavily. The cayenne stopped the bleeding and I made a poultice of comfrey that I bound on top of the cayenne until he could get medical attention. One thing to note was that he was on blood thinners which exacerbated the bleeding, but the cayenne worked wonders.

    #55987

    ana
    Member

    Im hoping this an appropriate place to share this info. It is my hope that i might help folks avoid having my experience with medical professionals. I got a call from the docs office who advised me to go to MedExpress asap to get a blood test… they said that my hemoglobin was low, and they needed an independent lab to verify this. I really didnt understand this, but i found the MedExpress and told them the situation. A lab tech person draws some blood, he says the results wont be long, then a doctor comes in and informs me that my level is severe, “he says its 5.8” … i ask “what does that mean?” He says “im surprised that you are walking around” he says “i transfuse at 8.1″… Im a bit overwhelmed and not clearly understanding, the doc wants to transport me by ambulance to the ER, I decline the bus ride, telling him that i got this far, i can get to the hospital. At the hospital they immediately start transfusing… then transfer me to another hospital (no getting outta that bus ride)… after 4 bags of blood, 4 days in the hospital (waiting for level to get up to 12) (waiting to see specialists, yes plural) i hear something about Cancer, but i tell myself no FREAKING OUT ALLOWED, the specialists tells me that i have a condition related to my cycle, which depletes my iron level, good news is that it will not be a problem after menopause, but until then i must take iron pills and eat iron rich foods. The point here is; i had a blood test in feb2011, the lab tech marked my level as not significant, the doc caught this in aug 2011, so im walking around for six months on the edge of a heart attack (at 46 yrs old) and not knowing. Now i ask for a copy of the lab work so i can see for myself. I think its a good idea for everyone to do the same. For what its worth 😉

    #55988

    Mollypup
    Participant

    @ana wrote:

    Im hoping this an appropriate place to share this info. It is my hope that i might help folks avoid having my experience with medical professionals. I got a call from the docs office who advised me to go to MedExpress asap to get a blood test… they said that my hemoglobin was low, and they needed an independent lab to verify this. I really didnt understand this, but i found the MedExpress and told them the situation. A lab tech person draws some blood, he says the results wont be long, then a doctor comes in and informs me that my level is severe, “he says its 5.8” … i ask “what does that mean?” He says “im surprised that you are walking around” he says “i transfuse at 8.1″… Im a bit overwhelmed and not clearly understanding, the doc wants to transport me by ambulance to the ER, I decline the bus ride, telling him that i got this far, i can get to the hospital. At the hospital they immediately start transfusing… then transfer me to another hospital (no getting outta that bus ride)… after 4 bags of blood, 4 days in the hospital (waiting for level to get up to 12) (waiting to see specialists, yes plural) i hear something about Cancer, but i tell myself no FREAKING OUT ALLOWED, the specialists tells me that i have a condition related to my cycle, which depletes my iron level, good news is that it will not be a problem after menopause, but until then i must take iron pills and eat iron rich foods. The point here is; i had a blood test in feb2011, the lab tech marked my level as not significant, the doc caught this in aug 2011, so im walking around for six months on the edge of a heart attack (at 46 yrs old) and not knowing. Now i ask for a copy of the lab work so i can see for myself. I think its a good idea for everyone to do the same. For what its worth 😉

    My youngest daughter has the same issue, though not quite as severe as yours. 😮 If you do a lot of cooking using cast iron skillets it will help your iron levels too. Glad you got that transfusion and got it figure out!!

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