September 26th, 2011 at 2:11 pm (survival skills, texas outdoor education, herbology, outdoor survival, trauma medicine, field medicine, disaster preparedness, readiness, health and nutrition)
Using materials you have available can help you in a first-aid situation.
|Finding yourself in need of medical care far away from the convenience of emergency clinics can be unnerving, but you can make a stressful situation much better if you are prepared. Having a small first aid kit in your car or with you when you are out can be a lifesaver. Human Path Wilderness First Aid instructor Sam Coffman explains what should be in every basic first aid kit.
- your personal first aid kit should reflect your own skill level and modality. Don't have items you don't know how to use
- The basic first aid kit should be:
- waterproof or water-resistant if possible
- have a protective cover or exterior
- be easy to open up and spread the items out quickly
- The order that you access items from your first aid kit is very important. Make sure items to stop bleeding and clean wounds out is readily accessible
- The components of a basic first aid kit: this list is the most basic for allopathic items. An herbal list will follow in the next podcast. Some basic items should include: band aids, guaze pads, tapes, ace wraps, kravats, needles, latex gloves, scisssors, alcohol wraps, moleskin and more.
The Human Path teaches Wilderness First Aid Certification several times a year. To get the 2012 course calendar, learn more about the WFA program or be notified about upcoming classes, join the email newsletter list here.
Tomorrow's podcast will cover the items that can be included in an herbal first aid kit. Stay tuned!