In: Home & Family1 May 2013
Building a useful and prepared trauma kit requires attention to detail and forethought. Will you need ice packs and burn cream and splints and pain relievers? How many people do you expect this trauma kit to provide? Luckily, trauma kits and supplies are available in pre-prepared kits. Whether you need a one person, a fifty-four person, or a one hundred person trauma kit, you can get one fully supplied and ready for use. There are even OSHA approved medical kits available that meet all workplace safety standards.
Never underestimate how important the first response to an injury can be. In many cases, it may even save a person’s life. Common problems are a loss of blood volume and the risk of infection, and these problems can be very deadly if a wound or injury is not attended to properly. It is unfortunate that many will ignore this responsibility in the home or at the office with the thought that paramedics will quickly arrive at the scene and provide care. Understand that paramedics will never be able to respond as quickly as a prepared individual with a trauma kit can. One needs to be prepared for burns, cuts, broken bones, and head trauma at all times.
From basic first aid kits to deluxe medical emergency kits capable of attending to one thousand people, trauma kits and supplies are out there that meet your specific situation and conditions. Perhaps you have the need for a portable stretcher. If so, there is one available that folds up in a roll and stores nicely in the case alongside the rest of your medical supplies. Most of us will have no need to perform complicated field surgery in our lifetimes. But being prepared to splint and wrap a sprained ankle or treat a spider bite can help to prevent further damage.
It’s impossible to construct an ideal trauma set without a clear understanding of your needs. Think about the home or office and assess the possible dangers. This can help you figure out what you need, while avoiding what isn’t necessary. An office may only need some basic supplies, but other workplaces that contain heavy machinery or other dangers will need options for more serious accidents.
From a first aid kit for your automobile that we recommend all drivers have; to a deluxe first aid kit for the office; to first responder kits, to medical and trauma kits; to marine first aid kits, they are all available today in handy prepackaged carry bags and/or plastic cases at reasonable prices.