First Aid you hopefully never have to use on a trip, but you should have at least some minimal kit in case something goes wrong. Here are some items that might aid you in your travels:
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Take a first-aid course to know what to do in emergency situations, or brush up on your existing knowledge.
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Check your first aid gear is not expired and in good condition so it works when you really need it.
Instant Cold Pack
Can help reduce swelling and inflammation via cold therapy treatment on breaks, spains, bruises, etc.
A blanket made from light weight heat reflective material that can shield the body from extreme temperatures and manage body heat loss.
A stretchy bandage commonly used for wrapping arms and legs providing support, light compression and holding properties.
Used to measure body temperature issues like a high fever.
Disposable gloves that are safe for use with people who are allergic to latex.
Sterile Saline Solution
A mix of salt and water often used to irrigate wounds or eyes.
Antiseptic wipe that can be used to clean cuts, wound, abrasions and scrapes.
Used to support a fractured or injured limb and reduce movement.
Gauze Swabs Sterile
Very absorbent material that can be soaked and used to clean and prepare a wound for dressing.
Light weight and breathable tape that should be safe for use with skin and bandages.
Useful for removing small objects that have been embedded, eg splinters, glass, etc. Also helpful for moving gauze or bandages.
Iodine Solution (Betadine)
Commonly used as an antiseptic for cleaning wounds and preventing infection.
A stretchy elastic bandage used for compression to reduce swelling and support sprains and strains for soft tissue injuries on wrists, ankles, elbows, arms, knees, etc.
Elastic bandage that is used to pull over limbs providing support and compression.
First Aid Guide
Provides instructions on how to apply first-aid correctly.
Triangular/Cravat Bandage (Sling)
Triangular in shape and often used to create a sling to support an injured arm or shoulder, although usable in many other cases as well.
Adhesive Bandage/Plaster (Band-Aid)
Uses a sticky coating allowing the bandage to adhere to the skin and cover a wound.
Combine Dressing Pad
Use a highly absorbent layer used to pack large bleeding wounds to protect the wound and reduce the chance of infection.
Create an airtight seal around the nose and mouth and providing isolation between body fluids while CPR is performed.
Used to relieve irritation and itching from bites, rashes, etc.
A soothing gel that can be applied to minor burns to ease pain and help prevent further damage.
Tooth Preservation Kit
Place knocked out teeth inside so it is kept alive and hopefully later reinserted.
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