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Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:48 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Oh yes you can't make someone any more dead

Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 pm
by jansman
Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Oh yes you can't make someone any more dead
:D

Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:55 pm
by Deeps
jansman wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Exactly. If the tech fails, keep the compression going.

My trainer told me that from next year, basic first aid is to be taught in secondary schools. Not before time.
That is good news, as you say, not before time.

I have a rake of First Aid gear in the house, I have a couple of smaller pouches that if I'm taking a rucksack, I generally have one with me. I also carry a 'boo boo' kit in my EDC wallet, some plasters, pills and wipes, I also always carry a pair of tweezers, smally peanut lighter (sterilising) and my SAK. You need to adapt your circumstances (and as pointed out, ability) to the situation. If I'm away from home and going to be doing stuff with sharp things I'll always have a FAK with a field dressing in it. I'm quite out of date after being in and out of date for years and far from an expert although I'm confident in my abilities, as far as they go, I'd rather hand the FAK over to someone more qualified though if it was required.

Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:11 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Up until a few years ago you never put a tourniquet on regardless...

However after Afghanistan etc the CAT / CELOX / modern trauma dressings (Israeli / Oales) saved many lives from catastrophic bleeds... Out of all I've trained with I like the Oales the most as it's almost like a 3 in 1 dressing... It's got a pressure cup...a z fold gauze and a occlusive sheet (although you leave sucking chest wounds now)

Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:16 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Some of my house kit

Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:59 pm
by Stonecarver
jansman wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Exactly. If the tech fails, keep the compression going.

My trainer told me that from next year, basic first aid is to be taught in secondary schools. Not before time.
Is that for all uk or just england?

Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:03 pm
by Stonecarver
Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Some of my house kit
Looks more like the local hospital kit :D

Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:53 am
by jansman
Stonecarver wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:59 pm
jansman wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Exactly. If the tech fails, keep the compression going.

My trainer told me that from next year, basic first aid is to be taught in secondary schools. Not before time.
Is that for all uk or just england?
UK as far as I know,but don't quote me!

Incidentally,tournquet and Celox training also becomes part of the Workplace Training next year too.

Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:09 am
by Yorkshire Andy
jansman wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:53 am
Stonecarver wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:59 pm
jansman wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Exactly. If the tech fails, keep the compression going.

My trainer told me that from next year, basic first aid is to be taught in secondary schools. Not before time.


Incidentally,tournquet and Celox training also becomes part of the Workplace Training next year too.
I got tought it coming up 3 years ago as it came in 2015


https://www.qualsafe.com/pages/Resuscit ... dance.html

I remember quizzing the trainer on tourniquets in the summer 2015 having been told by a friend on front line ambulances they were coming into the first aid remit, got the old never use them .. 12 months later...if needed bang one on.......

Re: Best First Aid Kit

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:44 am
by Arwen Thebard
"Incidentally, tourniquet and Celox training also becomes part of the Workplace Training next year too"

Not before time, that is good news.