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== How to Make a First Aid Kit ==
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==Guide to Safe Scouting==
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'''"A first-aid kit well stocked with the basic essentials is indispensable. Choose one sturdy and lightweight, yet large enough to hold the contents so that they are readily visible and so that any one item may be taken out without unpacking the whole kit. Keep a list of contents readily available for easy refilling. Keep the kit in a convenient location. Make one person responsible for keeping the kit filled and available when needed. Quantities of suggested items for your first-aid kit depend on the size of your group and local conditions."'''
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1. Adhesive tape
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==Suggested First-Aid Kit Contents==
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:___ Bar of soap
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:___ 2-inch roller bandage
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:___ 1-inch roller bandage
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:___ 1-inch adhesive
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:___ 3-by-3-inch sterile pads
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:___ Triangular bandage
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:___ Assorted gauze pads
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:___ Adhesive strips or tape
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:___ Clinical oral thermometer
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:___ Scissors
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:___ Tweezers
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:___ Sunburn lotion
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:___ Lip salve
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:___ Poison-ivy lotion
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:___ Small flashlight (with extra batteries and bulb)
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:___ Absorbent cotton
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:___ Water purification tablets (iodine)
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:___ Safety pins
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:___ Needles
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:___ Paper cups
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:___ Foot powder
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:___ Instant ice packs
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2. Aluminum finger splints
 
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3. Antibiotic ointment
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==Bloodborne Pathogens==
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Treat all blood as if it were contaminated with bloodborne viruses. Do not use bare hands to stop bleeding; always use a protective barrier. Always wash exposed skin area with hot water and soap immediately after treating the victim. The following equipment is to be included in all first-aid kits and used when rendering first aid to those in need:
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4. Antiseptic solution or towelettes
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:___ Latex or vinyl gloves, to be used when stopping bleeding or dressing wounds
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:___ A mouth-barrier device for rendering rescue breathing or CPR
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:___ Plastic goggles or other eye protection to prevent a victim's blood from getting into the rescuer's eyes in the event of serious arterial bleeding
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:___ Antiseptic, for sterilizing or cleaning exposed skin area, particularly if there is no soap or water available.
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5. Bandages, including a roll of elastic wrap (Ace, Coban, others) and bandage strips (Band-Aid, Curad, others) in assorted sizes
 
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6. Instant cold packs
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7. Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs
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8. Disposable latex or synthetic gloves, at least two pair
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9. Gauze pads and roller gauze in assorted sizes
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11. First-aid manual
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22. Activated charcoal (use only if instructed by Poison Control Center)
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29. If prescribed by your doctor, drugs to treat an allergic attack, such as an auto-injector of epinephrine (EpiPen)
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1. Cell phone and recharger that utilizes the accessory plug in your car dash
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2. Emergency phone numbers, including contact information for your family doctor and pediatrician, local emergency services, emergency road service providers, and the regional
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Revision as of 13:35, November 29, 2008

Guide to Safe Scouting

"A first-aid kit well stocked with the basic essentials is indispensable. Choose one sturdy and lightweight, yet large enough to hold the contents so that they are readily visible and so that any one item may be taken out without unpacking the whole kit. Keep a list of contents readily available for easy refilling. Keep the kit in a convenient location. Make one person responsible for keeping the kit filled and available when needed. Quantities of suggested items for your first-aid kit depend on the size of your group and local conditions."


Suggested First-Aid Kit Contents

___ Bar of soap
___ 2-inch roller bandage
___ 1-inch roller bandage
___ 1-inch adhesive
___ 3-by-3-inch sterile pads
___ Triangular bandage
___ Assorted gauze pads
___ Adhesive strips or tape
___ Clinical oral thermometer
___ Scissors
___ Tweezers
___ Sunburn lotion
___ Lip salve
___ Poison-ivy lotion
___ Small flashlight (with extra batteries and bulb)
___ Absorbent cotton
___ Water purification tablets (iodine)
___ Safety pins
___ Needles
___ Paper cups
___ Foot powder
___ Instant ice packs


Bloodborne Pathogens

Treat all blood as if it were contaminated with bloodborne viruses. Do not use bare hands to stop bleeding; always use a protective barrier. Always wash exposed skin area with hot water and soap immediately after treating the victim. The following equipment is to be included in all first-aid kits and used when rendering first aid to those in need:

___ Latex or vinyl gloves, to be used when stopping bleeding or dressing wounds
___ A mouth-barrier device for rendering rescue breathing or CPR
___ Plastic goggles or other eye protection to prevent a victim's blood from getting into the rescuer's eyes in the event of serious arterial bleeding
___ Antiseptic, for sterilizing or cleaning exposed skin area, particularly if there is no soap or water available.


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