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First Aid Pack Requirements

Within the first weeks of the program, we will talk about the best first aid kit options, so do not rush out and buy new things too soon.

Each person should carry the recommended items in a waterproof container. If you are going on a long trip, or to a very isolated place, you may decide to carry a more comprehensive first aid kit, although you do need to keep your pack weight down.

YSAR First Aid Kit  

Students will be required to have a First Aid Kit to carry with them on field exercises. The First Aid Kit will contain the following items

  • Crepe bandage x 1
  • Triangular bandage x 1
  • Non-stick dressing x 5
  • Elastoplast 50 mm x 300 mm
  • Steri-strips x 1 packet
  • Strapping tape x 1 roll
  • Alco / Betadine wipes x 5 
  • Resuscitation mask x 1
  • Surgical gloves x 1pair
  • Panadol x 10 (Participant self-medication only)
  • Disprin x 10 (Participant self-medication only)
  • Anti-histamine tabs x 10 (Participant self-medication only)
  • Boiled sweets x 10
  • Safety pins x 2
  • Ziploc bags

Essential Group First Aid Kit  

A standard group first aid kit will include:

  • Alcohol wipes (10)
  • Tweezers
  • Betadine for grazes
  • Low-reading clinical thermometer
  • Crepe bandages (1×10 cm; 1×15 cm)
  • Saline (30 ml)
  • Triangular bandages cloth (2) (sterile)
  • Pain relief (e.g. Paracetamol)
  • Plastic strip dressing (10–12 bandaids) 
  • Antihistamine cream (10)
  • Dressing strip
  • Diarrhoea treatment (e.g. Diastop/ Imodium)
  • Non-adherent sterile dressings (3 large)
  • Gastrolyte sachets (4) (for replacing salts lost from diarrhoea or vomiting)
  • Gauze dressings (6)
  • Chemical cooling/warming packs Wound dressing (size 14)
  • Fine, strong thread for removing rings
  • Wound dressing (size 15, sanitary pad)
  • Disposable CPR face shield
  • Sticking tape (1 roll)
  • Safety pins
  • Butterfly closures (1 pouch)
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Notebook   
  • Pencil
  • Disposable gloves

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