First Aid

FIRST AID KIT

Many people are satisfied that one first aid kit per hiking group is sufficient while each member of the group is only responsible for his/her own kit with personal medical items such as an inhaler or insulin.

There are however, more valid reasons why each hiker should have his/her own full first aid kit than arguments for a single group kit and that are why we are in favour of the full first aid kit per person.

Merely having a first aid kit complying with the minimum requirements is, however, not enough!  One has to make sure that all medicines in the kit are within the manufacturers expiry date and, furthermore, one must be knowledgeable on the use of all medicine and the prescribed dosages!

FIRST AID KIT

 

 

1

Antiseptic cream

 

 

2

Sterile gauze wound dressings

 

 

3

Cotton wool or gauze swabs

 

 

4

Crépe bandages

 

 

5

Elastoplast / micropore

 

 

6

Safety pins

 

 

7

Tweezer

 

 

8

Small sharp scissors

 

 

9

Anti-histaminic cream

 

 

10

Pain tablets, eg. Panado, compral, etc.

 

 

11

Anti-diarrhoea treatment, e.g. imodium, lamotil

 

 

12

Eye drops

 

 

13

Puri-tabs (water purification tablets)

 

 

14

Resusci-aid

 

 

15

Needle & thread

 

 

16

Lip-ice / vaseline

 

 

17

Insect repellant

 

 

18

Lotion(s) to prevent & relieve sunburn

 

 

19

Disinfectant

 

 

20

Rubber gloves

 

 

21

Paper & pencil for keeping record of symptoms

 

 

 22

Anti-inflammatory cream, e.g. Voltaren Emulgel, Deep Heat, etc.

 

 

With special thanks to the Boland 90 Organisers for the above

In Association with
Cape Peninsula National Park

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