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What to have in my first aid kit

Postby NickB » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:55 pm

Could anyone give me a list of what to have in my first aid kits (Dog & Human) or suggest commercially available kits but these seem to me to be either too small or much more than is really needed
I have done a FAW course (a long long time ago) but would like advice from the group as to what would be suitable as I searched the forum but only found comments to say we need to have them & there was mention of a bum bag size kit but there was no specifics that I could find on what to put in it
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Re: What to have in my first aid kit

Postby mark_n » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:55 pm

Hi Nick,

It is down to personal preference, but it is hard to know what you need.
From a personal point of view, this is what I have in mine...

Waterproof (Low Allergy) Plasters (Assorted)
Triangular Bandage
Safety Pins
Large Dressing
Medium dressing (2)
Non alcoholic Wipes (4)
Nitrile Powder Free Gloves (4Pairs)
Conforming Bandage
Cohesive bandage (vet wrap)
Eye dressing
Roll of Micropore tape
Pair of Scissors

While not exactly "first aid" I carry these for persaonal use
Antihistamine cream
Paracetomol
Blister plasters

If you look on places like st johns and other such site they have quite good "personal" kits with these sorts of contents for around £10

Watch this space for an official answer from the training team. We have this is a work in progress at the moment.

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Re: What to have in my first aid kit

Postby roland and meg » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:07 pm

Tweezers
Tick puller (make the bastards scream)
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Re: What to have in my first aid kit

Postby suelipscomb » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:21 pm

roland and meg wrote:Tweezers
Tick puller (make the bastards scream)


noooooooooooo not pullers, twisters, or the little f.....s will dig their legs in = i septic mess.

Use tic thingies (proffessional name) anti clockwise so their little sodding legs come out in one. When I asked the Vet "how do the little buggers know when we are doing anticlockwise" his answer was "just do it sue and stop asking annoying questions" which means he has NFID. I say it's probably how the little f...ers legs lie. [ninja]
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Re: What to have in my first aid kit

Postby StuartL » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:25 pm

At the risk of bringing this thread off topic: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-a-tick/

Works beautifully, it's easy (with a little practice), requires no special tools and there's no risk of leaving the tick head or legs in the doggy.
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Re: What to have in my first aid kit

Postby Darren » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:49 pm

mark_n wrote:Hi Nick,

It is down to personal preference, but it is hard to know what you need.
From a personal point of view, this is what I have in mine...

Waterproof (Low Allergy) Plasters (Assorted)
Triangular Bandage
Safety Pins
Large Dressing
Medium dressing (2)
Non alcoholic Wipes (4)
Nitrile Powder Free Gloves (4Pairs)
Conforming Bandage
Cohesive bandage (vet wrap)
Eye dressing
Roll of Micropore tape
Pair of Scissors

While not exactly "first aid" I carry these for persaonal use
Antihistamine cream
Paracetomol
Blister plasters

If you look on places like st johns and other such site they have quite good "personal" kits with these sorts of contents for around £10

Watch this space for an official answer from the training team. We have this is a work in progress at the moment.

.../mark


That all works for me. Stored in a suitable soft case and sealed in a plastic zip-lock bag to keep it dry.
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Re: What to have in my first aid kit

Postby Philip E » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:03 pm

Most that Mark said.
Plus a few more rolls of vet rap ( you can get Tescos own )
Savalon spray
Anything you can use for compresson
Antihistamine Tablets ( piroton ) for snake bites
Remember its First aid

This is only to get the dog back to the car which you can be shure is going to be very quick ( I'm not going to hang around )
Carry a extensive First Aid in the car

I used to carry half the pharmacy but after what happend to a member and there dog have now rethought and only carry stuff to stop bleading and a few other things rest is in car
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Re: What to have in my first aid kit

Postby roland and meg » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:50 pm

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Re: What to have in my first aid kit

Postby lou » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:47 pm

I used to carry half the pharmacy but after what happend to a member and there dog have now rethought and only carry stuff to stop bleading and a few other things rest is in car


So you mean you carry your t-shirt!!!! Thats what i used.

My first aid kit is similar to that mentioned. and yes it does fit in my pocket!
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Re: What to have in my first aid kit

Postby niki » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:54 pm

I have a small canine first aid kit but I would use any of that stuff on me too! To be honest it is only to patch you up to get you back to the car/help.

Although I do have some saline pots in mine, but fresh water will do in an emergency and all dog handlers will have that.
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