I'm putting together my 1st first aid kit right now (on a budget). One of the first things that grabbed my attention was don't be tempted to buy something you don't know how to use, it won't do you much good with out the knowlege. I googled first aid kits, and found some very good lists out there. If memory serves me right there is some good information here on this forum in the health and medicine topicsJust curious, does anyone have a list to go by? I know I am lacking in this area.
dont forget imodium for diarrhea very important, Pepto, triple antibiotic oint. anti fungal cream ex. athletes foot, hydrocortisone cream for rashes, itching ect, diaper rash cream, asprin, tylenol, Ibuprofen is an antiinflamatory, eye drops to flush eyes out, tweezers, stats, sizzors, 4x4 bandages, roll of gauze, tape. steri strips to hold large cuts together, alcholol ,hydrogen peroxide. this should be a good start "Im a nurse and this will cover most you will encounter"Just curious, does anyone have a list to go by? I know I am lacking in this area.
Having the kit is one thing, but, understanding how to use it is another.What you put in your kit depends on what you see as your need. The first aid kit in my work van is the size of a pack of smokes, but the kit I carried in my jeep while 4 wheelin' was the size of a large tool box. If I cut off a limb at work an ambulance will be there in minutes, If something happens on a 4x4 only muddy, rocky road you need supply ( and training ) to keep someone alive for a long time.
I agree you should work above your level of training, but I'd like to have the tools to set bones or remove bullets. Hopefully a Dr or medic will be around.Ya know medical supplies are determined by the knowlege of the individual. If you are a Physician or nurse you will have more than a layman.