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First Aid?

#16 User is offline   ghostinthewood 

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 02:01 PM

I was just thinking about this yesterday! I'm CPR certified, though Im very rusty. I *might* become a lifeguard, that all depends on how crappy the City Pool keeps getting. After they couldnt afford to hire my grandma(Jr. Olympic swimmer) they let the kids()lifeguards run it. It was fine for the first year or so because all of those lifeguards were trained by you guess it, my g-ma. Now its so bad I would think it would look worse on a resume than being a sex offender!

I'm sure I could find some of my mom's books and stuff(a lot of my family is certified. 'Magine that in almost landlocked Indiana) and touch up. I have a first aid kit that we put in all of our vehicles('00 somthing Van from Dodge, i dont care about it, '96 1500, and 04 Wrangler) and I also have a first -aid kit specific to outdoor-based wounds. My mom used to work for the Y because of her good background, now she works for a pharmacy her cousins own(kinda big actually) along with one of my aunts who was a nurse beforehand. Two of my other aunts where nurses and one still is one(she works with kids, though most of them are fatally ill) and the other is a Special Ed. teacher.

So, I have resources to start touching up, and after typing all of that out it does seem like a really good idea. O_o
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 02:33 PM

you should buy some of thoes ice packs that you have to squeez and shake and it gets cold they always help, a lot of 4x4 (godsend) and if anyone has like bee sting allergies they should carry their epi with them oh certification: NJ certified EMT which means i can do basicaly nothing
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Posted 05 March 2007 - 01:59 PM

I'm took EMT class and am a firefighter. I've had to help a few people already while playing paintball. Last time a kid broke his leg and I patched him up while waiting for the ambulance. I got a free game pass and case of paint for it :(.

But It is worth it to get first aid certified. You learn some basic things that can go a long way when poop can, and always will happen.

+ I carry a small basic kit with me and a larger first aid kit in me car just in case.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:07 PM

knowledge and a cell phone is the best first aid kit i could say anyone could have

you can have a full ambulance of medical gear decked out with everything from bandaids to a defibrillator but its not gonna make a damn bit of diffrence if you dont have the knowledge to operate it correctly, and in contrast you can have the knowledge to perform surgery but without a cell phone to get the injured person to the hospital its useless.

so carry a cell phone if nothing eles, and some first aid courses are advised
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 10:43 AM

View PostDream of Nullification, on Mar 6 2007, 12:07 AM, said:

knowledge and a cell phone is the best first aid kit i could say anyone could have

you can have a full ambulance of medical gear decked out with everything from bandaids to a defibrillator but its not gonna make a damn bit of diffrence if you dont have the knowledge to operate it correctly, and in contrast you can have the knowledge to perform surgery but without a cell phone to get the injured person to the hospital its useless.

so carry a cell phone if nothing eles, and some first aid courses are advised


Thats usually the best anyone can do. If something happens, unless you know some things, its pretty much best to call for help then keep the person calm and from further injury.
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 11:02 PM

heres what my first aid kit currently looks like

items:
adhesive strips. or as its printed on the paper "venditas adhesivas" lol yeah mexican bandaids woohoo got lots of them and varying sizes. including gauze pads

some burn releif lotion. really good if someone gets a sunburn, or like falls and scrapes there knee or something to that extent, i wouldnt suggest using it if someone gets burned with a flame, not sure if its made for that and would ask the 911 operator about it before hand if that was the case that someone had flame-type burns.

rubbing alcohol

triple antibiotic ointment

something called mercuroclear, its like a liquid form of neosporin but it has a anesthetic, really good for insect stings

ibuprofen and aspirin (which i STRONLY reccomend NOT carrying unless you know about the dangers of aspirin, people can have serious alergic reactions. its something i reccomend not carrying without knowledge)

some medical tape for securing gause or helping with sprains, its what coaches use when they wrap boxers wrists to they wont get messed up.

other than that, theres not really anything i can carry that will make a diffrence on the feild, everything i have will only help in minor injurys, stuff the body could handle by itself im just giving a bit of comfort to the victim.

obviously you cant do brain surgery on the feild so theres no point in carrying the tools to do it.

aside from small problems like this and simple first aid theres not much you can do and the best thing in the world to do is call 911, past that your just SOL if the ambulance cant handle it

edit: ive considered carrying a snake bite kit but honestly, i dont think there any good. its mostly just a simple suction cup, i can make one of those out of a pod and a cigarette lighter, put some ice on and maybe constrict the joint above the snake bite thats bout all you can do, the object is to delay and slow the absorption of the posion


oh and i also carry some sunblock lotion, if you play during the summer and dont fully cover yourself then i highly suggest getting some. like if you play shirtless or in shortsleeves you will want this trust me

and i also carry some deet 100%, which is like off except the pure form of the repellent agent. though i dont consider these two things as part of my first aid kit because these are preventive items, not items you use after the fact

This post has been edited by Dream of Nullification: 21 March 2007 - 02:25 AM

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