Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Basic First aid Bag

This is a list to consider to put in your BOG or to keep at home:

First aide Basics (To have in BOG in car or on you)
  1. Surgical masks to prevent infection should also be in all first aid kits.
  2. Band-Aids & Butterfly Bandages
  3. Over the counter medications (OTC) that should be included are non-aspirin pain reliever, anti-inflammatory,
  4. Vomiting and diarrhea medications and throat lozenges. A basic first aid guide, available through the American Red Cross, could be included as well.
  5. Antibiotic Ointment or Antiseptic towelets
  6. Burn ointment
  7. Gauze pads or rolls
  8. Iodine or similar prep pads
  9. Medical Adhesive tape
  10. Antibiotic ointment
  11. Smelling salts or ammonia inhalants
  12. Thermometer
  13. Tweezers, scissors
  14. Rubber gloves
  15. Emergency space blanket
  16. Candle if you live in cold climates
  17. Emergency phone numbers, including contact information for your family doctor and pediatrician, local emergency services, emergency road service providers and the regional poison control center
  18. Stethoscope (walmart should have them)
  19. Syringes (check feed stores, vet offices, not sure if pharmacies will sell though)

Extra to have on hand:
  1. shoestrings or light rope for fashioning slings & tying splits together
  2. waterproof matches to light a fire for boiling water or making hot beverages to ward off hypothermia
  3. a triangular piece of muslin for making slings or infant carriers
  4. Large Ziploc baggies, which can be used to store items until needed, provide ice bags, water containers and protective covers for injured. Baggies can also be used to provide insulation to keep your feet warm and dry preventing frostbite.
  5. Saline nose drops to clear stuffy noses for small children
  6. Small mirror
  7. Vitamins
  8. Instant food, soup packages, drink mixes
  9. Snake bite poison extractor
  10. Tweezers safety pins
  11. Aloe cream for sun burns
  12. Eye drops
  13. Duct tape
  14. Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  15. Soap or instant hand sanitizer
  16. Life straw to clean water or water tablets to clean the water.
  17. Sun screen
  18. Vitamins if you don't have food then you need at least vitamins to keep you going

Extra Stuff to have at home in first aid kit
  1. Rubbing Alcohol for sterilization and Hydrogen Peroxide
  2. Calamine lotion
  3. Betadine
  4. Good scissors for cutting
  5. Forceps & Scalpels
  6. Hemostats
  7. Sterrile sutures, in several s
  8. Special bandages, such as conforming, trauma and field dressings
  9. izes
  10. Wound probe
10.  Mouth to mouth shield
11.  Instant hot and cold pack
12.  Prep & eye pads
13.  Cotton balls
14.  Dental tools
15.  Books on dentistry and medical
16.  Antihistamine & Decongestant plus cold meds
17.  Rehydration fluids, such as Pedialyte, to rehydrate children
18.  A package of tongue depressors for checking sore throats on children
19.  Colloidal silver
20.  Splint materials
21.  Turkey baster or other bulb suction device for flushing out wounds
22.  Syringe, medicine cup or spoon

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