First Aid Kit update

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 07, 2016 at 22:35
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Its the beginning of the serious touring season.
Thanks to Dr Hook I was reminded about my first aid kit.
The thread by The Landy no 117099 under "First Aid Kit" is a cracker.
I've read the lot.
Just a reminder
Bruce K
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 07:48

Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 07:48
Hi Bruce

Oddly, was only checking mine the other day, and yes a timely reminder as we head into the touring season...

For those wanting to review the prior thread click here.

And a good weekend to all, Baz - The Landy
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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 12:25

Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 12:25

Had a chat with a retired nurse about the wound dressings that are available. Quite a lot has changed it seems.

This came up cos I cut myself and many of the adhesive dressings in the kit had lost their stick. Time plus heat.

It also appears that recommendations for emergency treatment have changed in some respects. Eg. the kiss of life is off the menu; you just do chest compressions. But this might need to be varied when the ambos are some time away.
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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 12:44

Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 12:44
Afternoon Bruce

I hope to do some volunteer work with BlazeAid at their Winton camp in June /July. I'll get the First Aid kit out and go through it very thoroughly as I am advised by BlazeAid that the places volunteers might be sent can be quite remote so will want everything I might need. I guess the properties will all have a RFDS kit available anyway.

Thanks for the reminder

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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 13:42

Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 13:42
Doing a First Aid Course is a necessity.
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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 14:22

Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 14:22
Excellent advice Kumunara

There is no point in having the gear if you don't know how to use it.

My wife always had a First Aid kit in her car - had never done a first aid course. She always believed that some one else could use it if needed.

Before travelling around Australia, I made her go and do a course. "But you will be with me" she said. "Yep! But I can't give myself CPR and you won't tow the trailer!"

It paid out when she was travelling to the farm, came across an accident and was by herself (with her first aid kit) for nearly 50 mins before another car came along.

The course paid for itself that day.


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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 14:34

Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 14:34
And do the biennial refreshers.

There are remote 1st aid courses which are more relevant to our needs.
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