First aid bag


Over the years it have worked a quite a bit in the Emergency Medical Technician field. I was a California EMT 1A -D, off and on for around fifteen years. It has also worked as a Combat Life Saver in the military. The Combat Life Saver focuses on trauma wounds and IV's. We would stop the bleeding, insure the airway, treat for shock, start an IV and transport the soldier, ASAP. The training and actual medical calls in the civilian world were completely different but resulted in a ton of great experience, just the same. Your scope of practice is a huge issue in the real world environment. With law suits running ramped, you as the first responder must be very careful not to over step your training.

First aid freak

One should be a first aid freak. The person should like to put together first-aid and survival packs. One should build a first aid kit for my house and my car a little different. If the person is using the first aid kit in my house, it'd probably be someone in my family. One wouldn't have to worry about getting sued here. On the other hand out on the highway, I'd be helping someone who may sue me at some later point in time. There are laws that cover the good pedestrian. On the other hand some gung ho want to be paramedic could get someone killed if they mess up and go beyond their, Scope of Practice. Do not do anything more than you are trained to do, it's that simple.

Conclusion

Never give anyone, any kind of medication, including over the counter medicines or pain killers.
Pin light, penny scissors, SAM Splint, Two rolls of 4" gauze, 4X4 boat of sterile dressings X2, medical tape, Duct tape, two pairs of Latex gloves, compress with long ends X2, Large abdominal wound dressings X2, tourniquet, large triangular dressing, alcohol wipes, Bedadine, Aspirin, cold packs X2, road flares X4, emergency rescue disposable blanket, CPR Shield, ammonia ampules, oral airways, and ACE wraps X2, Instant Hand Sanitizer, CPR Pocket Mask with Clamshell, sterile eye pads, bee sting swabs and a wide assortment of band aids. The first aid kit at home includes all of the above along with these additional items, namely, Q-tips, cotton balls, Hydrogen peroxide, Iodine swaps, pain medications like Advil, Tylenol and Aleve, Cortisone, bag balm, Watkins ointments, topical antibacterial, Pain Relieving Burn Gel, Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Burn Spray and lots of extra dressings and gauzes.

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