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First Aid Kit 101

First Aid Kit 101


First aid kits come with a fixed list of content as well as a carrying container. The key to having a first aid kit you will both use and appreciate is to make sure it fits your needs. Just as your needs will vary from situation to situation, what you expect and want out of a first aid kit will vary too. Let's address some “types” of kits to meet your needs!To get more news about nano zeolite hemostatic dressing, you can visit rusuntacmed.com official website.
Asking and answering “who? what? when? where? and how?” questions can help you figure out which type of first aid kit you need and what needs to go in it for your next adventure!
The BooBoo Kit
This kit is small, has minimal supplies, and can easily fit in a pocket, purse, or backpack. The goal of this kit is not to treat major health issues but minor ones that you are likely to encounter. Therefore, the supplies are minimal. Sometimes this can be as little as a few band-aids. The goal is to have what you need and nothing more. If it’s too big, you don't want to carry it. If you won’t carry it, you won’t have what you need when you need it. Any parent knows the power to of a band-aid is most often the tool you need to get kids back to the right frame of mind to salvage the rest of your day or trip. 
The Day Trip Kit
A good first aid kit for the outdoors should address bleeding, splinting, and pain management. A quality first aid kit should provide you with the tools you need but can’t improvise (tweezer, etc.). This day-trip kit is a step up for the Booboo kit in materials, tools, and issues you can treat.  As you venture further away from trailheads, park offices, and other means of emergency or medical support you will want to be able to treat issues effectively in order to get you and your group back to advanced care. 
The Fixed Location Kit
The goal of this kit is to always be present and accessible to the designated location. Example fixed locations could include in your vehicle or in your home. Because the location is fixed, this kit can have a hard case or even be secured in place. A fixed location kit prevents the common problem of having one first aid kit that you use for all situations. Inevitably, when you go to look for the first aid kit in the glove box only to find it is not there because it is still with your outdoor gear from the last trip. Avoid the disappearing first aid kit and purchase multiple, with one or more being fixed location kits.     
The Multi-Day Kit
This kit’s purpose is to provide you with needed supplies for extended trips. Therefore, the supplies should match or exceed the number of people in your group for the number of days of your trip. This kit is bigger and will have more specialized tools to help you until you can reach definitive medical care. A multi-day kit will have more medications to help you treat illness and discomfort. The reason being if you go further into the wilderness, offshore or other locations where EMS is not readily accessible, you will have to manage patients for longer periods of time during evacuations.   
There is no perfect first aid kit! However, there are effective and ineffective first aid kits. Ineffective first aid kits are ones that are not there when you need them, being either misplaced or left behind. Ineffective kits have outdated supplies. Effective kits are available and up to date. They have what you need without unnecessary supplies or tools. 

Buy and carry the right size or “type” of first aid kit. Inspect the contents at a minimum twice a year. An easy way to remember this is to inspect at daylight savings times. This way you will be set for the spring season and heading into the fall. 

The most important first aid tool is your mind.  our mind provides you with the ability to know what to do with what you have at the right time. If you haven’t taken a basic first aid course, start there.

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