First Aid Kit-Comprehensive List

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  • #56004
    PatrioticStabilist
    Participant

    epipin does require a prescription. I had them in Texas years ago because I had a horrible reaction to fire ant bites, but later a doc would no longer let me have it. First doc said I could possibly die if I had another reaction like that one. Go figure

    #56005
    MoeRN
    Member

    Epi pens are prescription only. You have to have an anaphylactic reaction to something that you may not be able to avoid to get it. And as PatrioticStabilist pointed out, it depends on the doc.

    A good thing for allergic reactions is Benadryl. They make a kind that is good under the tongue (if they can’t swallow) or liquid (limited swallowing). And if you know what you are allergic to, avoid it (obviously).

    Unfortunately we can’t help everything and it will be difficult to treat patients/family/neighbors with life-threatening things without proper medical care or equipment. And knowledge is power!

    #56006
    Pam54
    Member

    Having been a nurse, I’ve got quite a bit of stuff for medical emergencies…lots of it has been gotten from veterinary supply catalogs and some from farm supply stores. amazon.com is also a very good place to get stuff…bought some “practice sutures”… My insurance gives me $50 credit each month to order (from a preselected list, about 5 pages long) over the counter medications and medical supplies. Things such as multi vitamins, specific vitamins (Vit B, C, D), mineral supplements (Magnesium, Calcium), cough/cold meds, allergy meds, pain medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen; medical supplies such as tape, bandages, BP cuffs, bathroom scales. Most of the meds come in bottles for a one month supply or 100 at a time. I’ve always kept a good backup supply of OTC stuff…I have enough now to open my own third world clinic! A recent allergic reaction to an antibiotic…don’t throw them out, put them in the box. (Just mark them in red so I don’t accidentally take them). My prescription meds, such as allergy meds, epipen’s, inhalers…all in there. I use up all of my refills even for stuff I use on occasion only. Pretty well set at this end. I stock up on anything that’s on sale, that I have a coupon for…buy-one-get-one deals are a favorite of mine (Walgreens has them a lot). My emergency kit does need a new version of the Nursing Drug Handbook or PDR…mine is OLD…missing lots of the newer meds. Also need a good first aid manual for those that may need to treat me.

    #56007
    Jim Evans
    Member

    Really a huge list of the items to be included in the kit. While traveling you must carry such first aid kits. First aid kits are a great help when you are in problem. Thanks for such expert advice and the list. 🙂

    #56008
    PatrioticStabilist
    Participant

    This may not sound like something you need but get moleskin. I have a walking cast and without it I would be in big trouble.
    The skin is breaking down so I also bought telfa pads to put under it and just tape the edges where a bone is rubbing and was
    bleeding. If you had to walk a lot and started having problems this stuff could be a lifesaver. I bought in quantity. Another
    item they had was lambswool, I used a piece till well it got pretty rank so had to pitch it. Wondering now if I could have
    washed it.

    I did have anaphylactic shock from the fire ant bites, I had Benadryl and took several tablets or they said I could have died.
    I knew I was sick but my husband nor I realized how bad it was. My foot turned almost black and first thing the next morning I went to the
    ER. He made me quickly learn how to give myself a shot. I carried an epi pen for years then my new physician would not give me
    a scrip for a new one. I got bit afterwards and it never happened again. But many years later had my throat start swelling shut after eating oysters.
    I keep Benadryl on hand, cheap generic is just as good.

    #56009
    PalmTrees
    Member

    Hi, I hope someone here can answer my questions. Under the section for Expert Advice, someone suggested keeping your OTC medications in a wide-mouth thermos instead of just in your car’s First Aid kit. She was hoping this would keep them cool enough, but was going to experiment with a thermometer and see how hot the interior of the thermos became after a day in a car. Unfortunately, she never reported back.

    yesterday, I posted that I wondered if all creams and ointments shouldn’t also be protected from the heat. So far, I haven’t received a response, so I thought this forum might provide an answer.

    So, has anyone have any experience in keeping their medications, ointments, creams in a cooler ( without ice) while storing in a vehicle?

    currently most places around th ie country are experiencing hot weather. I would hate to have to use a hydrocortisone cream, aspirin, Benedryl, Imodium, antibiotic ointment, whatever and find that all are useless because heat has made them ineffective.

    Any suggestions, advice? Putting ice into an ice chest every day is impractical and during an SHTF emergency, ice will be unavailable. So, how can we keep our FA kits safe?

    PT

    #56010
    whitebear54
    Participant

    D_Loki,

    Great post, man. Thank you for multiple excellent suggestions.

    #56011
    Scar17s
    Member

    6 years old now.
    What would you add to this list?

    @ReadyMom wrote:

    I have a red ‘First Aide’ duffle bag in my vehicle, one in our DD’s vehicle (she’s away at college, so I wanted her prepared), one in my DH’s vehicle (on a smaller scale) and will prepare one for our DS when he drives his own vehicle. This is what I have in my First Aide Duffel Bag:

    ALCOHOL PADS
    ANTIBIOTIC CREAM
    ANTISEPTIC TOWELETTE
    ANTI-ITCH
    ASPIRIN
    BABY TOOTH MEDICINE
    BAKING SODA
    BAND-AIDS-‘Advanced Healing pad
    BAND-AIDS-Finger Size
    BAND-AIDS-Knee Size
    BAND-AIDS-‘Regular”
    BAND-AIDS-‘Spot”
    BANDAGE: Elastic 2″
    BANDAGE: Elastic 3″
    BEE STING EASE
    BELT
    BENADRIL CREAM (Hydrocortisone)
    BUTTTERFLY BANDAIDS
    CAN OPENER
    COLD PACK -Instant
    CLEAN DIAPER CLOTH
    CLEAN MATERIAL
    COLD PACK -‘Snap’
    COLD PACK – For Burns (Cold Wrap)
    COTTON BALLS
    COTTON SWABS
    COUGH DROPS
    EAR Syringe (1)
    GAUZE BANDAGE: 2″
    FLASH LIGHT
    GAUZE BANDAGE: 3″
    GUAZE PADS: Non Stick – 1.5×2″
    GAUZE PADS: 2×2
    GAUZE PADS: 3×3
    GAUZE PADS: Surgical 5×9″
    GROUND BASIL LEAVES
    GROUND GINGER
    GROUND NUTMETG
    HEAT WRAP – Instant
    HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
    ICHTHAMMOL (Black Save)
    INSTANT HEAT PAD
    LIGHT STICK
    MASK: Respirator/Face
    MATCHES
    MEDICINE DISPENSER
    MIRROR (small)
    MOTRIN
    NAIL CLIPPERS
    NEELDE/THREAD
    NO MORE OUCHIES
    ORAL PAIN RELIEF
    PADS: (4) Small
    PADS: (4) Medium
    PADS: (4) Large
    PAIN RELIEF MED. (Adult Ibuprofen
    PAPER TOWELS
    PEN FLASH LIGHT
    PEN/PAD of PAPER/PENCIL
    PEPPERMINT
    PETROLEUM JELLY
    PIERCED EAR SOLUTION
    PLASTIC GLOVES
    PLASTIC RECLOSEABLE BAGS: Sm
    PLASTIC RECLOSEABLE BAGS: Md
    PLASTIC RECLOSEABLE BAGS: Lg
    POISON IVY CREAM
    TAPE: Water Proof -1/2 ” (6)
    Tape: Water Proof -1″ (6)
    SAFETY PINS
    SCISSORS
    SCREWDRIVER-Small
    SICK BAG
    SNAP LIGHT STICK
    SORE THROAT POPS
    SPLINT STICKS: Small (Popsicle)
    SPLINT STICKS: Large (Popsicle)
    SPLINT STICKS: Blue Metal-Lg (2)
    SPLINT STICKS: Blue Metal -Sm (1)
    SPLINTS: (Old Shin Guard)
    SUNSCREEN: 30 spf
    THERMAL RUB
    THERMOMETER STRIP
    TOOTHBRUSHES & TOOTHPASTE
    TRASH BAGS
    TWEEZERS
    VISINE A.C. EYEDROPS
    WARMERS: Hand
    WARMERS: Toe
    WATER
    WET WIPES
    YARN/STRING

    I have this list printed in excel format and placed in a plastic sheet protector for each bag. I check off each item, when I re inventory. I date each sheet upon re inventory. I try to keep just a small travel size of any pain meds because I don’t want to waste due to temp. changes. All my meds are in larger quantities @ home. -k

    6 years old now
    What would you add to this list?

    #56012
    straightshooter
    Participant

    Trauma tourniquet
    Quick Clot gauze
    >>>Lidocaine is available as a powder w/out a scrip now

    BTW, Benadryl tabs or capsules can be chewed for faster results. Tastes terrible but not as bad as the taste of death from an anaphylactic reaction.

    Take a Basic First-Aid course. And Basic CPR, because doing ANYTHING is better than doing NOTHING.

    #65562
    ReadyMom
    Moderator

    I just found another ‘Oldie But Goodie’ form the original APN forum!! It’s a BIG post of First Aid Items. Original post is from ‘Jerry D Young’, about 2010!! It’s a gem. So glad I had it copied and filed away!! -rm

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    First Aid Checklist

    This is something I came up with over the years of doing research. I’m not a doctor, EMT, nurse, or any other medical type person. These are simply my thoughts on what I would want available for use in the aftermath of a major disaster. Please note that much of the list is equipment and supplies to have for professional medical personnel to use, NOT for someone just generally familiar with basic first-aid. (No, I don’t have everything myself. Yet.)

    Household Only-Aid Medical Kit

    Part # 1: Medical library
    Part # 2: Household use general first-aid kit
    Part # 3: Over the counter medicines
    Part # 4: Dressings and Bandages
    Part # 5: Dental basic kit
    Part # 6: Pregnancy, birthing & infant care kit
    Part # 7: Pediatric specific kit
    Part # 8: MD/GP’s, Dentist’s & Surgeon’s instruments and supplies
    Part # 9: Prescriptions
    Part # 10: Convalescent & invalid care equipment & supplies
    Part # 11: Quarantine, infectious diseases & Hazmat kit
    Part # 12: Funeral & corpse handling equipment
    Part # 13: Herbal & mineral remedies equipment & supplies
    Part # 14: Veterinary kit
    Part # 15: Medical rescue & transport kit
    Part # 16: Specialty health items

    Part # 1: Medical library

    Red Cross First-aid handbook
    The Merck Manual Volume 1: General Medicine
    The Merck Manual Volume 2: OB/GYN/Pediatrics/Genetics)
    Physician’s Desk Reference (Prescription Drugs)
    Physician’s Desk Reference Consumer’s Guide to Non-Prescription Drugs
    Black’s Medical Dictionary
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Emergency War Surgery
    Ship’s Medicine and Medical Aid At Sea
    Where There Is No Doctor
    Where There Is No Dentist
    Do It Yourself Medicine (Ragnar Benson)
    Survivalist’s Medicine Chest (Ragnar Benson)
    Magic And Medicine of Plants (Readers Digest)
    The American Medical Association Home Medical Encyclopedia
    The Home Remedies Handbook (John H Renner)
    Nutritional & dietary guidebooks
    Alternative medicine books
    (acupuncture, acupressure, hypnosis, naturopathy, herbalism, etc.)

    Part # 2: Household use general first-aid kit

    Home General First-Aid Kit

    storage container/shoulder bag
    manual
    penlight (w/extra batteries & bulbs)
    pen (that will write under all conditions w/extra refills)
    writing pad (waterproof)
    patient tags (filled out and attached to patient for later reference)
    patient data & record cards (blank cards & pre-filled cards for members of household or group: allergies, chronic illness, previous treatments, etc.)

    ring cutter
    pocket knife
    matches, lighter, tinder, candle (for fire making)
    canteen & water purification tablets
    zip-lock bags

    soap
    sponge
    folding basin
    paper towels
    Hibiclens Antiseptic surgical scrub (liquid)

    vinyl gloves
    surgical gloves
    surgical masks
    safety glasses/goggles

    resuscitation bag
    space blanket
    ammonia capsules
    tourniquet
    eye wash kit w/extra bottles of eye wash
    Cutter snake-bite kit
    Brown Recluse spider bite kit
    compact dental kit
    compact birthing kit

    tissues
    sanitary napkins
    safety pins
    needle w/thread
    dental floss

    fever thermometer (anal, oral, & forehead strip)
    hypothermia thermometer
    hyperthermia thermometer
    stethoscope
    sphygmometer (blood pressure cuff)
    Otoscope (ear & nose viewing instrument)
    stop watch

    razor blade/x-acto knife/scalpel/scalpel handle w/blades
    bandage scissors
    EMT shears
    tongue depressors
    wound cleansing wipes
    blood sponges
    cotton swabs
    cotton balls
    tweezers
    ear & nose syringes

    Providone Iodine/Betadine prep pads
    Hibiclens Antiseptic surgical scrub (liquid)
    1 needle holder
    2 curved hemostats
    2 straight hemostats
    1 operating scissors
    1 bandage scissors
    1 folding general purpose scissors
    1 splinter forceps
    1 general purpose forceps
    1 Littaner suture scissors
    3 to 15 sutures (5-0 nylon, 3-0 nylon, 3-0 gut)
    1 to 3 # 10 scalpels
    1 to 3 # 11 scalpels

    first-aid ointment (Triple Antibiotic ointmemt)
    Bandaids (finger-tip, knuckle, butterfly, strips, pads, knee/elbow, eye)
    Asherman chest seal or plastic wrap (for sucking chest wounds)
    aluminum foil (for sucking chest wounds)
    adhesive tape
    sterile gauze pads (2″, 3″, 4″, 6″, trama pads)
    gauze bandage rolls
    Ace bandages
    triangle bandages
    head bandages
    eye bandages
    Field dressing bandages
    medicated gel skin dressing
    medicated gauze bandages (for abrasions & 1st degree burns)
    Vaseline gauze bandages (for 2nd & 3rd degree burns)
    large area trauma pads
    Spenco Skin Guard padding (improved moleskin)
    Benzoin compound tincture (sticky)(to toughen skin)(to help hold bandages)
    Bandnet Bandage holders (finger, head, knee, elbow, hand, foot)
    Spenco Adhesive knit (foot & hand protectant)
    wire splint
    SAM splints
    finger splints
    eye protective cups
    eye patch
    slings
    air splints (arm, hand, lower leg, full leg)
    joint braces & supports (neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, knee, ankle)
    washable, sterilizable reuseable cloth bandages (w/plenty of safety pins)
    (Roll, pads, trama pads, large area pads, triangle, head, eye, slings)

    dosage measuring dispensers
    paper cups
    plastic spoons
    eye droppers

    vaporizer tea kettle w/breathing mask/hood
    enema/douche bag
    ice bag
    hot water bottle
    cold packs – freezable, reusable (several sizes and shapes)
    cold packs – chemical, single use
    heat packs – heatable, reusable (several sizes and shapes)
    heat packs – chemical, single use
    surgical tubing
    irrigation syringe
    irrigation solution
    alcohol swabs
    heat balm
    rubbing alcohol
    hydrogen peroxide (check with your doctor. This has fallen out of favor.)
    petroleum jelly
    skin lotion
    vinegar
    baking soda
    table salt
    Epsom salt
    lip balm
    toothache ointment
    sweet oil
    ear wash
    Aloe-vera juice burn ointment
    mild saline burn irrigation solution

    (The following medications in single dose units/small quantity packaging)

    Rehydration tablets/powder
    sports type vitamin/mineral/electrolyte drink
    Burn liquid-loss replacement drink (Sodium chloride/bicarbanate powder)
    aspirin base pain killer (favorite brand)
    non-aspirin pain killer (favorite brand)
    prescription pain reliever (preferably to ease pain but not dull senses)
    throat lozenges/cough drops (favorite brand)
    cough medication (liquid)(favorite brand)
    cold remedy (liquid/tablet)(favorite brand)
    decongestant (topical inhalant)(Vick’s Vapor Rub)
    PMS control medication (favorite brand)

    Antacid (Dimacid)
    Laxative (Dulcolax, Theralax, Bon-O-Lax)
    Pain/muscle relaxant/tranquilizer (Percogesic tablets)
    Antihistamine (Chlorpheniramine Maleate, 4mg tablets)
    Decongestant/vasoconstrictor (Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, 30mg tablets)
    Decongestant (Afrin nasal spray)
    Anti-nausea/motion (Meclizine hydrochloride, 25mg tablets)
    Anti-indigestion/nausea/diarrhea (Pepto-Bismol tablets)
    Eye ointment (Yellow oxide of mercury 1% ophthalmic)
    Eye anti-irritant (Tetrahydrozline drops)
    Ear drops (Schein Otic drops)
    Anti-fungal (Tinactin cream)
    Anti-inflammation/anti-itch (Hydrocortisone 1/2% Cream)
    Anti-burn/anti-itch/topical anesthetic (Dibucaine 1% Ointment)
    Antibiotic ointment (Triple Antibiotic Ointment)
    Skin healant ointment (Vitamin A & D ointment)
    Sun screen (Zinc oxide ointment)
    Vomit inducer (Syrup of Ipecac)(Check with your doctor. This has fallen out of favor)

    (Plus any additional specific disease/ailment requirements needed on a
    regular or semi regular basis by any member of the family)

    Over the counter medicines (multi-dose containers)(detail listing)

    Use Form Name
    Notes

    Pain (non-aspirin) Oral Favorite brand
    Throat lozenges/cough drops Oral Favorite brand
    Cough medication (liquid) Oral Favorite brand
    Cold remedy (liquid/tablet) Oral Favorite brand
    Salt tablets Oral Favorite brand
    PMS control medication Oral Favorite brand
    Decongestant Inhalant Vicks Vapor Rub

    Pain/anti-inflammation Oral Aspirin, Enteric Coated 5grn tablets
    Pain/muscle relaxant/tranquilizer Oral Percogesic tablets
    (325mg acetaminophen w/30mg phenyltoloxamine citrate)

    Antihistamine Oral Chlorpheniramine Maleate 4mg tablets
    Decongestant/vasoconstrictor Oral Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30mg tablets
    Decongestant Inhalant Afrin nasal spray
    (Oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.05%)

    Antacid Oral Dimacid tablets
    Anti-nausea/motion Oral Meclizine hydrochloride 25mg tablets
    Anti-indigestion/nausea/diarrhea Oral Pepto-Bismol tablets
    (Bismuth subsalicylate)(no sugar)

    Laxative Oral Bisacodyl 5mg tablets
    (Dulcolax, Theralax, Bon-O-Lax)(Does not enter milk of nursing mothers)

    Eye ointment Topical Yellow oxide of mercury 1% ophthalmic
    Eye anti-irritant Drops Tetrahydrozline drops
    (Sterile solution of tetrahydrozoline HC1 .05%, sodium borate, boric acid, sodium chloride, benzalkonium chloride .01%, ethylene diamine tetraacetate .1%)

    Ear drops Drops Schein Otic drops
    (Formulation of chloroxlenol, henzalkonlum chloride, acetic acid & glycerine)

    Anti-fungal Topical Tinactin cream (1% tolnaftate cream)
    Anti-inflammation/anti-itch Topical Hydrocortisone 1/2% Cream
    Anti-burn/anti-itch/topical anesthetic Topical Dibucaine 1% Ointment
    Antibiotic ointment Topical Triple Antibiotic Ointment
    (Per gram: bacitracin-400 units, neomycin sulfate-5mg, polymyxin B sulfate-5000 units)

    Skin healant ointment Topical Vitamin A & D ointment
    (Lanolin-petrolatum base)(1st degree burns, diaper rash, dry skin)

    Sun screen Topical Zinc oxide ointment
    Burn liquid loss replacement drink Oral Sodium chloride/bicarbanate powder
    (Mix w/water & drink after burns to help replace surface liquid loss)

    Vomit inducer (after poisoning) Oral Syrup of Ipecac (check with your doctor.
    This has fallen out of favor)
    (Not for use if strychnine, corrosives (alkalis [lye]) or strong acids),
    petroleum distillates such as kerosene, gasoline, coal oil, fuel oil,
    paint thinner or cleaning fluid have been ingested)

    Part # 3: Over the counter medicines (multi-dose containers)

    Use Form Name
    Notes

    Pain (non-aspirin) Oral Favorite brand
    Throat lozenges/cough drops Oral Favorite brand
    Cough medication (liquid) Oral Favorite brand
    Cold remedy (liquid/tablet) Oral Favorite brand
    Salt tablets Oral Favorite brand
    PMS control medication Oral Favorite brand
    Decongestant Inhalant Vicks Vapor Rub

    Pain/anti-inflammation Oral Aspirin, Enteric Coated 5grn tablets
    Pain/muscle relaxant/tranquilizer Oral Percogesic tablets
    (325mg acetaminophen w/30mg phenyltoloxamine citrate)

    Antihistamine Oral Chlorpheniramine Maleate 4mg tablets
    Decongestant/vasoconstrictor Oral Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30mg tablets
    Decongestant Inhalant Afrin nasal spray
    (Oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.05%)

    Antacid Oral Dimacid tablets
    Anti-nausea/motion Oral Meclizine hydrochloride 25mg tablets
    Anti-indigestion/nausea/diarrhea Oral Pepto-Bismol tablets
    (Bismuth subsalicylate)(no sugar)

    Laxative Oral Bisacodyl 5mg tablets
    (Dulcolax, Theralax, Bon-O-Lax)(Does not enter milk of nursing mothers)

    Eye ointment Topical Yellow oxide of mercury 1% ophthalmic
    Eye anti-irritant Drops Tetrahydrozline drops
    (Sterile solution of tetrahydrozoline HC1 .05%, sodium borate, boric acid, sodium chloride, benzalkonium chloride .01%, ethylene diamine tetraacetate .1%)

    Ear drops Drops Schein Otic drops
    (Formulation of chloroxlenol, henzalkonlum chloride, acetic acid & glycerine)

    Anti-fungal Topical Tinactin cream (1% tolnaftate cream)
    Anti-inflammation/anti-itch Topical Hydrocortisone 1/2% Cream
    Anti-burn/anti-itch/topical anesthetic Topical Dibucaine 1% Ointment
    Antibiotic ointment Topical Triple Antibiotic Ointment
    (Per gram: bacitracin-400 units, neomycin sulfate-5mg, polymyxin B sulfate-5000 units)

    Skin healant ointment Topical Vitamin A & D ointment
    (Lanolin-petrolatum base)(1st degree burns, diaper rash, dry skin)

    Sun screen Topical Zinc oxide ointment
    Burn liquid loss replacement drink Oral Sodium chloride/bicarbanate powder
    (Mix w/water & drink after burns to help replace surface liquid loss)

    Vomit inducer (after poisoning) Oral Syrup of Ipecac (Check with you doctor. This has
    fallen out of favor.)
    (Not for use if strychnine, corrosives (alkalis [lye]) or strong acids),
    petroleum distillates such as kerosene, gasoline, coal oil, fuel oil,
    paint thinner or cleaning fluid have been ingested)

    Part # 4: Dressings and Bandages
    medicated gel skin dressing
    Spenco Skin Guard padding (improved moleskin)
    Bandnet Bandage holders (finger, head, knee, elbow, hand, foot)
    Wire splint
    Air splints (arm, hand, lower leg, full leg)
    Finger splints
    SAM Splints
    Protective eye cups
    Sling
    Joint braces & supports (neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, knee, ankle)
    eye patch
    Benzoin compound tincture (sticky to toughen skin to help hold bandages)
    Field dressing bandages
    sanitary napkins
    adhesive tape
    blood sponges
    gauze bandages
    triangle bandages
    head bandages
    eye bandages
    Ace Bandages
    Bandaids (finger-tip, knuckle, butterfly, strips, pads, knee/elbow, eye)
    sterile gauze pads
    medicated gauze bandages (for abrasions & 1st degree burns)
    Vaseline gauze bandages (for 2nd & 3rd degree burns)
    Blood clotting bandages
    large area trauma pads
    mild saline burn irrigation solution
    Aloe-vera juice burn ointment
    Washable, sterilizable reusable cloth bandages (w/plenty of safety pins)
    (Roll, pads, trauma pads, large area pads, triangle, head, eye, slings)

    Part # 5: Dental basic kit
    dental inspection mirror
    patient bib
    mouth suction syringe
    mouth rinse bottle w/spout
    spit pan
    dental pick
    dental mirror
    #304 elevator
    #151 forceps
    #150 forceps
    explorer
    toothache drops
    ivory scaler
    spoone excavator
    filing instrument
    cement spatula
    cotton
    tweezers
    gauze
    bleeding control gauze
    temporary filling cement & filling material (clove oil & powdered zinc oxide)
    mixing dish & spatula
    denture repair cement
    orabase
    eugenol or oil of cloves
    powdered zinc oxide
    dental wax.
    salt for rinsing mouths
    tongue depressors

    Part # 6: Pregnancy, birthing & infant care kit
    Pre-Pregnancy/Pregnancy use items
    contraceptives
    pregnancy home testing kits
    pregnancy vitamins & nutrition supplements
    morning sickness bags (barf bags)
    natural childbirth manuals

    Birthing/delivery aids (reusable items)
    comfort support pillows
    blanket
    towels
    washcloth
    small sponge
    folding basin
    fetal stethoscope
    stop watch

    Birthing kit (single use – have several)
    Large square of plastic or or large plastic bag
    Soap
    Cleansing towellettes
    1 pencil/pen
    4 adhesive tape ID strips
    1 patient delivery gown
    2 attendant delivery gowns
    5 surgical masks
    5 pairs of surgical gloves
    1 36″ x 36″ receiving blanket
    2 diapers
    1 sanitary napkin support belt
    4 wrapped sanitary napkins
    1 sterilized scissors/scalpel/razor blade
    4 sterilized umbilical tie tapes
    4 sterilized cotton balls
    1 sterilized eye, nose & throat clearing syringe
    1 bottle sterile eye wash
    4 sterilized diaper safety pins
    1 3″ gauze roll bandage
    6 4″ gauze compresses
    (The sterilized items to be carried in a sterilized package)
    (Complete package carried in the square of plastic or plastic bag)

    Infant care items
    Baby bag
    Diapers
    Diaper safety pins
    Rubber pants
    Bottles & nipples
    Formula, formula mix & distilled water or milk & additives
    Infant vitamins & supplements
    Baby wipes
    Baby powder
    Baby oil
    Diaper rash ointment
    Blankets
    Pacifiers
    Thermometer (forehead or anal)
    Safety seat/carrier

    Part # 7: Pediatric specific kit
    storage container
    ailment explanation/indication dolls & diagrams
    distracting/occupying toys & games
    good behavior rewards
    children’s fever thermometers
    non-sting first-aid ointment
    Bandaids (children’s decorated versions)
    smaller tongue depressors
    smaller finger splints
    dosage measuring dispensers
    decorative/festive paper cups
    plastic spoons
    smaller ear & nose syringes
    extra syrup of ipecac (check with your doctor. This has fallen out of favor.)
    toothache ointment
    children’s eye wash bottle w/extra bottles of wash
    children’s eye drops
    children’s ear wash
    children’s ear drops
    children’s nasal spray
    children’s lip balm
    children’s pain killer
    children’s laxative
    children’s diarrhea medication
    children’s antacid
    children’s cough medicine
    children’s cold remedy
    safety seat/carrier
    (Plus any additional children’s specific disease/ailment requirements
    needed on a regular or semi regular basis by any member of the family)

    Part # 8: MD/GP’s, Surgeon’s & Dentist’s instruments and supplies
    (To be used by a physician in post disaster situations when doctor’s
    own supplies & equipment are in short supply or nonexistent)

    Writing pen
    Writing pad
    Patient record cards
    Patient record tags
    Pen light
    Microscope w/blood typing & testing kit
    Surgical gloves
    Surgical masks
    Safety glasses/goggles
    Providone Iodine/Betadine prep pads
    Hibiclens antiseptic surgical scrub (liquid)
    dentist’s head band light w/reflector
    dental inspection mirror
    dental probe
    dental picks
    dental rasp
    dental hammer
    dental chisel
    dental scalpels
    dental Novacaine syringe
    set of tooth extraction tools
    #304 elevator
    #151 forceps
    #150 forceps
    Fever thermometers (anal, oral, & forehead strip)
    Hypothermia thermometer
    Hyperthermia thermometer
    Stop watch
    Stethoscope
    Sphygmometer (blood pressure cuff)
    Otoscope (ear & nose viewing instrument)
    ring cutter
    Cast forming material
    Portable oxygen tank & mask
    Resuscitation bag
    Tracheal airway tubes
    Suction tubes & pump
    IV/transfusion needles and tubing
    Sterilizing baking trays
    Sterilizing boiling pots
    Stainless steel surgical trays & bowls
    Blood sponges
    Syringes
    1 paramedics shears
    1 bandage scissors
    1 splinter forceps (tweezers)
    1 general purpose forceps
    1 operating scissors
    1 needle holder
    2 curved hemostats
    2 straight hemostats
    1 Littaner suture scissors
    6 to 30 sutures w/attached needles (5-0 nylon, 3-0 nylon, 3-0 gut)
    2 to 10 # 10 disposable scalpels (or 2 scalpel handles w/extra blades)
    2 to 10 # 11 disposable scalpels (or 2 scalpel handles w/extra blades)
    (Additional supplies of surgical materials as budget & space allow)

    Part # 9: Prescriptions
    Normal supply of current use prescriptions
    Normal supply of constant use non-prescription items (Blood/urine test strips, etc.)

    3-day reserve supply of current use prescriptions & constant use non-prescription items
    14-day reserve supply of current use prescriptions & constant use non-prescription items
    30-day reserve supply of current use prescriptions & constant use non-prescription items

    Post disaster emergency-use-only prescriptions
    (Returned to doctor in sealed container periodically for inspection to verify non-abuse)
    (Upon expiration date returned to doctor for disposal and issuance of new prescription)

    Syringes (in areas where prescriptions are required)
    Prescription dental Novocaine (injectable)
    Prescription local anesthetic (injectable)
    Prescription multi-use narcotic (Codeine)(oral/injectable)
    Prescription severe pain reliever (oral/injectable)
    Prescription muscle relaxant (oral/injectable)
    Prescription tranquilizer (oral/injectable)
    Prescription broad spectrum antibiotic (oral/injectable)
    IV solutions & equipment (D5W, saline, Ringer’s solution, glucose, blood expander, blood plasma)
    Other items as personal physician recommends and suggests for post disaster use

    Part # 10: Convalescent & invalid care equipment & supplies
    Privacy screen
    Gowns
    Incontinent briefs
    Enema/douche bag
    Bed pan
    Bed urinal
    Vomit pail
    Rubber/plastic bed sheeting
    Bed rails
    Traction rack w/weights, cables & attachment harnesses
    IV support stand
    Patient bed restraints
    Walking cane
    Walker
    Crutches
    Wheelchair
    Rubbing alcohol
    Vinegar
    Petroleum jelly
    Skin lotion
    Sponge bath pan, wash cloth & towels
    Tray w/water pitcher & glass
    Hot water bottles
    Non-electric heating pads (sand filled leather/cloth bags)
    Vaporizer tea kettle w/breathing hood/mask/tent
    Ice bags
    Freezable cold packs
    Oxygen tank & mask
    Alarm clock
    Medication reminder/dispenser container

    Part # 11: Quarantine, infectious diseases & Hazmat kit
    Surgical gloves
    Surgical masks
    Safety glasses/goggles
    Rubber gloves
    Gas mask
    Rubber boots
    Tyvek/hazmat coveralls w/attached hood & booties
    Providone Iodine prep pads
    Hibiclens Antiseptic surgical scrub (liquid)
    Commercial Disinfectant
    Acid & Alkali neutralizing chemicals
    Broom
    Dustpan
    Whisk broom
    Dusting brush (soft bristle paint brush)
    Pans & cleaning sponges
    Buckets & scrub brushes
    Heavy duty garbage bags
    Shovel
    Warning/Marking sign kit
    Sign/placard material
    Indelible marker
    Heavy duty double stick tape
    Staple gun w/staples
    Hammer/hatchet w/nails
    Wooden stakes

    Part # 12: Funeral & corpse handling equipment
    Record book w/pen
    Death certificates
    Body bags w/attached ID tags
    Toe tags
    Personal effects bags w/attached ID tags
    Surgical gloves
    Surgical masks
    Safety glasses/goggles
    Tyvek coveralls w/attached hood & booties
    Hibiclens Antiseptic surgical scrub (liquid)
    Household Disinfectant
    Bucket & scrub brush
    Shovel
    Lowering straps
    Temporary grave markers w/attached ID tags
    Attachable faith emblems for markers
    Bible/Koran/Torra/Prayer book

    Part # 13: Herbal & mineral remedies equipment & supplies
    Herbal & Mineral remedy hand books & references
    Map marked w/known sources of useful plants and rock & mineral deposits
    Herb garden
    Mineral & rock garden
    Collection equipment
    plant ID guide books
    tree ID guide books
    mineral & rock ID guide books
    mineral & rock comparison samples
    pen, pad, & location maps
    collection bag ID tags/labels
    Zip-lock collection bags
    cotton drawstring collection bags
    string w/threading needle
    safety glasses
    plastic gloves
    leather gloves
    dust filter mask
    field knife
    folding saw
    folding shovel
    rock hammer
    rock pick
    rock chisels
    pry bar/scraper
    mortar & pestal
    non-metallic transfer spoons
    2x – 10x magnifying glass
    mineral test kit
    case
    2 glass eyedroppers
    vial of nitric acid
    vial of hydrochloric acid
    set of porcelain tile streak plates
    hardness tester

    Component preparation equipment
    cutting board
    juice press
    oil press
    nonmetallic holding bowls
    plastic gloves
    dust masks
    knives
    wood rasp
    small saw
    hammer/hatchet
    mesh/net drying bags
    chisel
    wire brush
    canvas mineral crushing bag
    3# – 5# mineral crushing sledge
    concrete or steel crushing base
    mesh screen/sifter
    nonmetallic sifting collection plate
    non-ferrous needle (large darning needle)
    non-ferrous tweezers
    small dusting brush
    mortar & pestle
    plastic transfer scoops & spoons

    Component storage equipment
    opaque storage cabinet in dry & cool (but non-freezing) area of residence
    ID tags/labels & pen
    glass bottles/jars (clear & opaque brown)
    glass jar lids (clear & opaque brown) w/rubber gaskets
    plastic jar lids
    wax lid liners (for long term storage)(may substitute plastic wrap)
    glass bottle stoppers
    rubber bottle stoppers
    Zip-lock bags
    cotton drawstring storage bags
    net/mesh storage bags
    string w/threading needle
    ceramic bowls w/lids
    wooden bowls/boxes w/lids

    Remedy formulation equipment
    Record/data book w/pen
    ID tags/labels
    fresh water (distilled) to make infusions, teas, & pastes
    vegetable shortening or lard to make ointments & salves
    Beeswax to make salves (also has medicinal properties)
    vegetable oil to make plasters
    dry clay dust to make plasters
    gentle oil to make lotions
    pure grain alcohol to make extracts
    rosemary oleoresin (used as a preservative
    empty gelatin capsules
    small set of cooking pots (stainless steel & glass)
    nonmetallic mixing bowls & beakers (ceramic & glass)
    nonmetallic measuring spoons & cups (glass, wood, plastic)
    nonmetallic mixing spoons & spatulas (wood, plastic)
    nonmetallic transferring spoons & spatulas (wood, plastic)
    Cheese cloth

    Remedy storage equipment
    opaque storage cabinet in dry & cool (but non-freezing) area of residence
    ID tags/labels & pen
    glass bottles/jars (clear & opaque brown)
    glass jar lids (clear & opaque brown) w/rubber gaskets
    plastic jar lids
    wax lid liners (for long term storage)(may substitute plastic wrap)
    glass bottle stoppers
    rubber bottle stoppers
    glass bottles (clear & opaque brown) w/eye dropper tops
    ceramic bowls w/lids
    wooden bowls w/lids
    dusting socks w/storage boxes
    mesh/net storage bags
    cotton drawstring storage bags
    Remedy use equipment
    patient record cards
    use, dosage & effectiveness record book w/pen
    eye droppers
    spreader spatulas (wood, plastic)
    dispensing/dosage measuring spoons & cups
    tea pots (nonmetallic)
    incense burner w/breathing hood/mask
    vaporizer tea kettle w/breathing hood/mask

    Part # 14: Veterinary Kit
    Veterinary manual
    Specific species/breed manuals
    Writing pen, pad, patient record cards
    Retaining straps, muzzles, & harnesses
    Cat nail clippers
    Dog nail clippers
    Horse hoof pick
    Horse hoof rasp
    Surgical gloves
    Surgical masks
    Safety glasses/goggles
    Providone Iodine/Betadine prep pads
    Hibiclens antiseptic surgical scrub (liquid)
    Dental tools & supplies (see listings above)
    Surgical tools & supplies (see listings above)
    Pen light
    Syringes
    Fever thermometers
    Stop watch
    Stethoscope
    Otoscope (ear & nose viewing instrument)
    Eye droppers
    Horse tablet blower
    Sterile gauze pads
    Gauze bandage rolls
    adhesive tape
    Cast forming material
    Flea spray, shampoo, dip & powder
    Eye cleanser
    Vaccines & medications
    Veterinary Novacaine
    Combiotic for dogs, cats, & horses (antibiotic)
    7-way vaccine for dogs
    (distemper, kennel cough, hepatitis, both leptos, parvo, parainfluenza)
    Basic vaccine for cats
    Basic vaccine for horses
    Basic vaccines & medications for any pets in and around household
    (birds, fish, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, exotics)
    Earmite cure
    Mange remedy
    skin balm
    Ear canker powder
    Cut medication
    Bleeding stop powder
    Opthalmic ointment
    Antiseptic
    (Any other species/breed/animal specific equipment & supplies)

    Part # 15: Medical rescue & transport kit
    Personal equipment
    equipment bag
    heavy duty flashlights
    log book & pen
    seatbelt cutter
    EMT shears
    field knife
    heavy gloves
    safety glasses
    dust mask

    Emergency/rescue equipment in field cases
    portable oxygen tank & mask
    cervical collar
    traction splints
    air splints (arm, hand, lower leg, full leg)
    burn blanket
    short back board w/straps & neck support
    long back board w/straps & neck support
    conventional stretchers w/blanket & restraints
    basket stretcher w/blanket & restraints
    drag harness
    recovery lift harness
    rope hoist
    come-along hoist
    hoist tripod assembly
    hand powered porta-power hydraulic pump w/jaws-of-life kit
    hydraulic lift jacks
    rappelling kit w/extra rope
    life guard can
    throwable life preserver w/attached rope
    fire extinguishers
    body bags w/attached ID tags

    Field first-aid/trauma kit
    shoulder medical bag
    manual
    penlight (w/extra batteries & bulbs)
    pen (that will write under all conditions w/extra refills)
    writing pad (waterproof)
    patient tags (filled out and attached to patient for later reference)
    patient data & record cards (blank cards & pre-filled cards for members of household or group: allergies, chronic illness, previous treatments, etc.)
    fatality toe tags
    fatality personal effects bags w/attached ID tags

    pocket knife
    matches, lighter, tinder, candle (for fire making)
    canteen & water purification tablets
    zip-lock bags

    soap
    sponge
    folding basin
    paper towels
    Hibiclens Antiseptic surgical scrub (liquid)

    vinyl gloves
    surgical gloves
    surgical masks
    safety glasses/goggles

    resuscitation bag
    space blanket
    ammonia capsules
    tourniquet
    eye wash kit w/extra bottles of eye wash
    Cutter snake-bite kit
    compact dental kit
    compact birthing kit

    tissues
    sanitary napkins
    safety pins
    needle w/thread
    dental floss

    fever thermometer (anal, oral, & forehead strip)
    hypothermia thermometer
    hyperthermia thermometer
    stethoscope
    sphygmometer (blood pressure cuff)
    Otoscope (ear & nose viewing instrument)
    stop watch

    razor blade/x-acto knife/scalpel/scapel handle w/blades
    bandage scissors
    EMT shears
    tongue depressors
    wound cleansing wipes
    blood sponges
    cotton swabs
    cotton balls
    tweezers
    ear & nose syringes

    Providone Iodine/Betadine prep pads
    Hibiclens Antiseptic surgical scrub (liquid)
    1 needle holder
    2 curved hemostats
    2 straight hemostats
    1 operating scissors
    1 bandage scissors
    1 folding general purpose scissors
    1 splinter forceps
    1 general purpose forceps
    1 Littaner suture scissors
    3 to 15 sutures (5-0 nylon, 3-0 nylon, 3-0 gut)
    1 to 3 # 10 scalpels
    1 to 3 # 11 scalpels

    first-aid ointment (Triple Antibiotic ointmemt)
    Bandaids (finger-tip, knuckle, butterfly, strips, pads, knee/elbow,eye)
    plastic wrap (for sucking chest wounds)
    aluminum foil (for sucking chest wounds)
    adhesive tape
    sterile gauze pads (2″, 3″, 4″, 6″, trama pads)
    gauze bandage rolls
    Ace bandages
    triangle bandages
    head bandages
    eye bandages
    Trau-Medic Combo bandages
    Spenco 2nd Skin dressing (medicated gel skin dressing)
    medicated gauze bandages (for abrasions & 1st degree burns)
    Vaseline gauze bandages (for 2nd & 3rd degree burns)
    large area trauma pads
    Spenco Skin Guard padding (improved moleskin)
    Benzoin compound tincture (sticky)(to toughen skin)(to help hold bandages)
    Bandnet Bandage holders (finger, head, knee, elbow, hand, foot)
    Spenco Adhesive knit (foot & hand protectant)
    wire splint
    finger splints
    eye protective cups
    eye patch
    sling

    dosage measuring dispensers
    paper cups
    plastic spoons
    eye droppers
    enema/douche bag
    cold packs
    heat packs
    surgical tubing
    alcohol swabs
    heat balm
    rubbing alcohol
    hydrogen peroxide (Check with doctor. This has fallen out of favor.)
    petroleum jelly
    skin lotion
    vinegar
    baking soda
    table salt
    Epsom salt
    lip balm
    toothache ointment
    sweet oil
    ear wash
    Aloe-vera juice burn ointment
    Mild saline burn irrigation solution

    (The following medications in single dose units/small quantity packaging)
    salt tablets
    sports type vitamin/mineral/electrolyte drink
    Burn liquid-loss replacement drink (Sodium chloride/bicarbanate powder)
    aspirin base pain killer (favorite brand)
    non-aspirin pain killer (favorite brand)
    prescription pain reliever (preferably to ease pain but not dull senses)
    throat lozenges/cough drops (favorite brand)
    cough medication (liquid)(favorite brand)
    cold remedy (liquid/tablet)(favorite brand)
    decongestant (topical inhalant)(Vick’s Vapor Rub)
    PMS control medication (favorite brand)
    Antacid (Dimacid)
    Laxative (Dulcolax, Theralax, Bon-O-Lax)
    Pain/muscle relaxant/tranquilizer (Percogesic tablets)
    Antihistamine (Chlorpheniramine Maleate, 4mg tablets)
    Decongestant/vasoconstrictor (Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, 30mg tablets)
    Decongestant (Afrin nasal spray)
    Anti-nausea/motion (Meclizine hydrochloride, 25mg tablets)
    Anti-indigestion/nausea/diarrhea (Pepto-Bismol tablets)
    Eye ointment (Yellow oxide of mercury 1% ophthalmic)
    Eye anti-irritant (Tetrahydrozline drops)
    Ear drops (Schein Otic drops)
    Anti-fungal (Tinactin cream)
    Anti-inflammation/anti-itch (Hydrocortisone 1/2% Cream)
    Anti-burn/anti-itch/topical anesthetic (Dibucaine 1% Ointment)
    Antibiotic ointment (Triple Antibiotic Ointment)
    Skin healant ointment (Vitamin A & D ointment)
    Sun screen (Zinc oxide ointment)
    Vomit inducer (Syrup of Ipecac) (Check with doctor. This has fallen out of favor.)

    (Plus any additional specific disease/ailment requirements needed on a
    regular or semi regular basis by any member of the family)

    Part # 16: Specialty health items
    mechanical hospital bed
    bed traction frame w/cables & weights
    light back traction hanging frame & harness
    tub, shower & water closet support bars
    wheelchair
    massage table
    neck brace
    back brace
    leg/knee brace
    porta-pottie w/concealing, roll-around cabinet
    rolling vanity stand (sink, pump faucet, fresh & waste water containers,soap, washcloths & towels)
    patient restraints (straight jacket, muzzles, anti-scratch gloves, etc.)
    other specialty health items

    I did not indicate quantities for the most part. Decide how much space you wish to use and fill the kits based on that. Remember, though, that having one of everything is not necessarily the best way to go. Better to have several of an item you know you will use often than one of something that you may or may not use. Tough decision. You aren’t a hospital. You can’thave everything. (They can’t either, actually.)

    These kits were designed some time ago and some of the original brand names deleted in this version. Others were left in as a reference that can be asked about at a friendly pharmacy. The kits should be discussed with your doctor and needed adjustments made.

    REMEMBER: THESE KITS ARE MY PERSONAL OPINION. CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE SETTING UP YOUR OWN KIT.

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