First aid kit | what to pack
It might not sound unfamiliar that the moment when you need a band aid or a bandage, not one person around has it with them. That’s why we recommend that everybody has a small, compact and properly equipped first aid kit with them when out on a wintersport vacation and other outdoor sporting activities.
While on wintersport vacation you can always bring a small backpack with all the equipment needed for an ideal first aid kit. If you don’t want to bring a backpack, there are plenty of other options for a first aid kit, such as belt bags and even small packs that fit in your coat.
What does a first aid kit contain?
First of all, we would like to clarify that a first aid kit does not need to be a red bag with a white cross on it or first aid. This however does make it clear that it is a first aid kit, just in case someone else needs to help you.
The minimum content is:
- 1 pair of nitrile (not latex) gloves (some people are allergic to latex, it is best not to take any risk and play it safe. Nitrile does not provoke any allergic reaction)
- 1 brown stretch bandage of 7 cm wide (Dauerbinde)
- 1 gauze bandage of 5 cm wide
- 1 sheet of stitching bandages (steri strips) of 3 to 5 mm wide (for temporary stiches for small wounds)
- 3 ISO-Betadine bottles of 5ml (these can’t freeze with low temperatures)
- 5 sterile gauze compresses (5×5 cm)
- Adhesive gauze bandage “Opsite” to cover the wound
- Band aid roll (so you can cut it depending on the size of the wound)
- 10 standard adhesive bandages
- Small scissor
- Sporting tape of 2.5 cm wide
You can always expand the first aid kit with following items:
- A whistle
- Medication such as Dafalgan Forte 1mg and Dafalgan instant 0.5mg
- Personal medication
If somebody in your group uses specific medication in cases of emergency then the other people of the group need to know where the medication is
- When it needs to be taken
- How it needs to be taken
- How much needs to be taken
Always make sure to be aware of allergies of your clients or patients so that you don’t treat anyone with a certain product they are allergic to. If the person isn’t certain whether they are allergic then it is best not to use the medication. If someone in your group carries a shock pen, then you should know how to use it.
Below some links where you can buy a first aid kit:
Keep it safe out there!