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The 10 Things You Need in Your Med Kit

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Here is our list of the 10 essential items that should be in your first aid kit.

  1. Elastic bandage containing stretchable material that can be used to apply pressure
  2. Pain relievers of different types and strengths
  3. Burn cream containing silver sulfadfiazine
  4. Blood stopper kit like QuikClot Combat Sponges
  5. Bandage strips that can cover or bind a wound or sore
  6. Triangle bandage that can be used as a sling
  7. Medical tape to hold a bandage or dressing in place
  8. Iodine wipes to prevent infection of minor cuts and scrapes
  9. Splint for immobilizing and setting broken bones
  10. Abdominal pads to absorb discharge or pack off abdominal viscera

Of course, you need a bag to carry it all in. We recommend the 5.11 Small Kit tool bag. It’s the perfect size and configuration for an emergency medical kit and will keep everything organized for fast and easy access.

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8 thoughts on “The 10 Things You Need in Your Med Kit

  1. CAT tourniquet (or similar) and Nasopharyngeal Airway! Remember it’s more likely to be ABC in the non-deployed environ than CBA. Safety pins, and shears are always good too.

  2. Gloves
    Kerlix roll
    Neosporin
    Vet wraps
    Adhesive tape
    Shears
    CAT
    battle dressing
    Bioclusive instead of a band aid
    Tweezers
    Scalpel
    Sterile saline flushes
    I carry more… But these items are First aid

  3. safety pins for everything from an airway to securing wraps, removing Foreign body and approxiamting skin edges

  4. Scapel/tweezers/ adhesive tape… much better than a safety pin, much more versitile…Put a safety pin in a sewing kit
    Bactroban is not OTC.
    This is a First Aid Kit we’re talking about right? 10 Items?
    Abdominal patches?
    A Splint?
    Slings?
    needed?
    Most first Aid will simply involve calling 911 FIRST.. immobilizing, controlling bleeding with PRESSURE, treating for shock.. not initiating airways… or starting an antibiotic protocol for a bacteria you don’t even know is there
    First aid …
    I worked as a float in hospitals for years… to include ER, ICU, and CICU.
    use your cell phone… please dont use a safety pin to initiate an airway… or tape wounds up with duct tape.

  5. The kit really depends on what you are going to use it for. An IPAK for regular everyday use is not an option, but if you are going hunting and/or shooting, it’s worth it. There are different kits for different occations, for camping, boating, car home, office, ect. An everyday kit should be simple (remember the meaning of “KISS”) one that you can even carry in your pocket. just remember to take a certified first aid course, you’ll never know when you’ll need it specialy for a love one. take good care out there an God bless.

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