First aid kits

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    Hi guys. I'm in charge of stocking our completely bare first aid kits. Any one care to share a list of recommended supplies with me? These kits will go to all of the group leaders and all will be trained in giving basic first aid. Kids should be provided basic care by their camp staff and then me if it's something more major. Here's what I've got so far:

    First aid kit contents

    Calamine lotion/spray
    Alcohol
    Green soap
    Band aids
    Sanitary napkins
    Triangle band aid
    Gauze pads
    Kling/curlex gauze
    Gloves
    Needle
    Sewing kit
    Matches
    Note pad
    Aloe Vera
    Medical tape
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    hi,
    we also include CPR face shield, tissues, hand sanitizer...we do not have calamine, aloe, matches,needles or alcohol in our kits. I am curious, what is the needle for? Hopefully not sliver removal....too much of an infection risk
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    Don't forget antibiotic ointment and cortazone!
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    Quote from CloudySue
    Don't forget antibiotic ointment and cortazone!
    Added to the list as well as hand sanitizer.
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    We keep wet wipes, rather than alcohol, for cleaning minor wounds. I simplified the first aid kits a lot, because there was minimal stuff that was appropriate for the counselors to do--mostly band-aids and maxi pads. Our camp is small enough that it's easy for the nurse to get anywhere quickly or for the injured to come to the health center. The waterfront kits have a few more things (ice pack, butterfly bandages, cpr shield, emergency blanket), and the trip kits are more like what's described above. I decided to take out almost everything when I realized how hard it was to find what was actually needed (which was bandaids). The kits were stuffed, and year after year very few of the things were used.
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    Quote from Wendy79
    We keep wet wipes, rather than alcohol, for cleaning minor wounds. I simplified the first aid kits a lot, because there was minimal stuff that was appropriate for the counselors to do--mostly band-aids and maxi pads. Our camp is small enough that it's easy for the nurse to get anywhere quickly or for the injured to come to the health center. The waterfront kits have a few more things (ice pack, butterfly bandages, cpr shield, emergency blanket), and the trip kits are more like what's described above. I decided to take out almost everything when I realized how hard it was to find what was actually needed (which was bandaids). The kits were stuffed, and year after year very few of the things were used.
    So far, these are the minimally stocked kits

    Tape

    Gauze

    Band aids

    Alcohol swabs

    Calamine

    Emergency blanket

    Cotton balls

    Mini notebook

    Gloves
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    Throw in some tampons for use as makeshift trauma dressings - though I doubt your average counselor will think to use them as such.


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