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Posted: 9/8/2013 6:57:46 PM EDT
I'm putting together a first aid kit.  So far, I have quickclot, epipen, antibiotic ointment, tylenol, compression bandages, gauze, tape, silk sutures, syringe and needles, prilocaine 4% no epi,, needle drivers, gloves, tweezers, scissors, and various bandages.  What else should go in the kit?
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:07:03 PM EDT
airway
blood loss
something to imppobilize a broken limb.
torniquet.
space blanket, neosporin and bandaids and tylenol lighter carmex liquid bandaid  moleskin for blisters, anti sting med for bug bites, etc  not everything is life threatening but the little stuff can make a difference.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:15:22 PM EDT
Browse the Adventure Medical kits and look at their contents.  They are pretty extensive and give you good ideas if nothing else.

Doc
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:25:14 PM EDT
Check out ITS trauma kits.

Keep only trauma stuff in your trauma kit.

Keep a separate first aid (boo-boo) kit.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 9:44:39 PM EDT
What level of training do you have?


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Link Posted: 9/9/2013 3:42:41 AM EDT
Is this kit stationary or portable?  size/weight restrictions? In addition to the current suggestions, I'd like more OTC and topical meds for various ailments.  

Lots of good first aid kit videos online. Look on youtube an USNERDOCS channel at level one and level two first aid kits. Level one is portable and personal, level two is designed for a small group.

Link Posted: 9/9/2013 3:47:40 AM EDT
For a first aid:
Eyewash
CPR mask
Moleskin
non-adherent pads
Cohesive dressing material (like vetwrap, or 3M Coban)
Anti-doodoo pills like immodium
4x4" pads
Anti-itch cream
trauma shears

For a trauma kit:

CAT Tourniquet
Some type of chest seal (Hyfin or HALO)
Clotting material
trauma shears
Burn dressing

Above all else, if you don't already, get some training.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 3:56:54 AM EDT
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head lamp.  One of each from the OTC medicine aisle.  Band aids.  Bactine.  Povidone iodine.  

How long is the epipen good for?  Benadryl/zyrtec.  

All I can think of for now.
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General dentist with ACLS training.  I understand the principles of airway management, but have no hands on experience with intubation.  No real trauma experience
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head lamp.  One of each from the OTC medicine aisle.  Band aids.  Bactine.  Povidone iodine.  

How long is the epipen good for?  Benadryl/zyrtec.  

All I can think of for now.
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head lamp.  One of each from the OTC medicine aisle.  Band aids.  Bactine.  Povidone iodine.  

How long is the epipen good for?  Benadryl/zyrtec.  

All I can think of for now.


Expiration date is 1 yr out.  It may be better to bring some epi 1:1000 home from the office
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 5:13:09 AM EDT
For our home kits, I just built 2 separate kits: a trauma kit, and a first aid kit.






Trauma kit is for just that; trauma, and nothing else. No band-aids. No useless creams. Everything in there is for life/limb saving work.


Contents off the top of my head (I may miss a few things):






Israeli battle dressing


quick clot


trauma pads of various sizes


multi-trauma pads


gloves


surgical masks


gallon zip loc bag (for limb preservation)


hemostats


bottle contact saline (washing wounds)


airways


chest seals


lots of large gauze pads


tape


ace wrap (securing and/or applying pressure)


foam covered aluminum splint


instant cold packs (heat stroke, limb preservation)


C.A.T.


shears


skin stapler


probably a few more things I forget right now.





First Aid Kit: Has everything else. From band aids to cold packs to OTC ointments. I use a 29" duffel bag, and it is packed pretty tight. I keep a re-stock tote of the extra stuff around to re-fill as needed.

 
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 5:23:05 AM EDT
You'll get better answers if you narrow down what you're using the kit for (home/office/truck/range) and what you're going to keep it in (closet/jump bag/blow out bag).

Here's one thread on the subject:  http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_18/644558_For_the_uninformed___Base_Level_Med_Kit_explained__Initial_Pricing_2_post__.html&page=1

Some EMT-B training would be great for learning how to use items in the kit (e.g. principles of splinting) and giving you a better idea of what you want to keep in the kit.
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Here's one thread on the subject:  http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_18/644558_For_the_uninformed___Base_Level_Med_Kit_explained__Initial_Pricing_2_post__.html&page=1

Some EMT-B training would be great for learning how to use items in the kit (e.g. principles of splinting) and giving you a better idea of what you want to keep in the kit.
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Car based kit I plan on keeping in an extra Grey Ghost pack I have
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 5:52:24 AM EDT
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General dentist with ACLS training.  I understand the principles of airway management, but have no hands on experience with intubation.  No real trauma experience



How about OPA and NPA training/experience?  


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General dentist with ACLS training.  I understand the principles of airway management, but have no hands on experience with intubation.  No real trauma experience



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I would be hesitant to place either an oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal airway.  Doing the procedure on a dummy is a little different than on an unconscious person.
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This is what I'm finding out. You're looking at 2 kits or a division in one large kit.

One is for booboo's, you've got the poops, or headache.

The other is for OMG!!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 9:04:24 AM EDT
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General dentist with ACLS training.  I understand the principles of airway management, but have no hands on experience with intubation.  No real trauma experience
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Where's the cavit in your kit?
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 9:15:23 AM EDT
I'm a paramedic and my simple trauma kit contains:
Duct tape
Tourniquet x 2
Super glue
14g IV catheter x 2
20cc syringe
Ziplock baggy x 2
1 roll kerlix

Small, cheap, light, and effective.
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General dentist with ACLS training.  I understand the principles of airway management, but have no hands on experience with intubation.  No real trauma experience



Where's the cavit in your kit?


I detest cavit.  There are much better materials for temporization out there.  IRM and ZOE are much better
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:20:07 AM EDT
epi in a car isnt going to last long. it is not temp stable and will go south quickly in the temps a car can create. as far as the NPA/OPA they are BLS skills and the only difference is one goes in a PT with a gag reflex(NPA) and on goes in a PT without a gag reflex(OPA).
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