What should be in a field First Aid Kit?

Most injuries in the field do not require medical care. A first aid kit’s supplies should be customised to include the items that are most likely to be used on a regular basis. It is important all items kept are in date. Out of date medicines loose their effect, and dressings can fall to bits

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Evacuation of a Casualty

A casualties health or survival may depend on moving them to more advanced medical aid. Choosing the best method (i.e. Helicopter over Horseback) is based on several factors: Severity of illness or injury Rescue and Medical skills of the team Physical and Psychological condition of the entire team – not just the casualty Available equipment

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Be Prepared!

A motto used by the Scouts, Baden Powell taught his followers to ‘Be Prepared!’. Likewise, when it comes to working in environments where immediate care may be delayed, or unavailable, you must be prepared for every eventuality. In the basic level, a first aid kit, containing plasters, bandages, and sterile wipes may be all that’s

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