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Do you have this!! very important

Post  Bringel on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:55 pm

How many of you guys have a first aid kit on the boat or in your diving bag or car!!! If not guys here is a list of things you should keep in your diving bag or car, boat as accidents happen so quick!! I learnt the hard way! i was fishing on the rocks for galjoen last year and walking back slipped and cut 2 long lines from my knee to half way down my calf and the blood was pouring out and i didnt have any first aid stuff and my friends where camping a 15 min walk from where i went fishing!! And eventually i used my T-shirt to put pressure on the cut and some random girl saw me battling with everything and came to my rescue and took me to the emergency room where i got some stitches!! So i never go diving or fishing without a First Aid Kit!!

Gloves
Deodorant cleansing soap (antibacterial)
Household Vinegar solution, Ammonia
Fresh Water
Antibiotic Ointment
Non-aspirin pain reliever
Hot packs
Cold packs (pain relief)
Telfa pads or plastic wrap (cover burns)
Absorbent dressings (control severe bleeding with pressure)
Squeeze bottle of water, 6 oz. (irrigating eyes and wounds)
Squeeze bottle of sterile saline
Disposable cups
Razor blades, single edged
Tweezers or forceps
Needle nosed pliers with wire cutters (to remove fishhooks)
Bandage scissors
Lighter or waterproof matches
Space blankets
Backboard, splints and neck brace, if space permits
Penlight
Seasickness medication
Pocket mask (eliminates direct contact while resuscitating a
person)
Sterile cotton, gauze pads, and adhesive tape
Band-Aids and butterfly bandages

Keep safe!!
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Post  Vaatjie on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:48 am

Its is a good idea yes

But all the gear in the world will help you nothing without proper training on how to use it.

Especially CPR, back and neck injuries.

Have emergency services NSRI number Handy.

082 911
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Post  Bringel on Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:06 am

Hey gents i have done first aid courses and i would suggested that if you guys can go to a course just to learn the basics of first aid and CPR but here is the correct way to perform CPR, so read this and practise!! Stay safe!!

1. Stay Safe! The worst thing a rescuer can do is become another victim. Use common sense and stay away from potential hazards.
2. Attempt to wake victim. Briskly rub your knuckles against the victim's sternum. If the victim does not wake, call 082 911 and proceed to step 3. If the victim wakes, moans, or moves, then CPR is not necessary at this time. Call 082 911 if the victim is confused or not able to speak.
3. Begin rescue breathing. Open the victim's airway using the head-tilt, chin-lift method. Put your ear to the victim's open mouth:
• look for chest movement
• listen for air flowing through the mouth or nose
• feel for air on your cheek
If there is no breathing, pinch the victim's nose; make a seal over the victim's mouth with yours. Use a CPR mask if available. Give the victim a breath big enough to make the chest rise. Let the chest fall, then repeat the rescue breath once more.
Begin chest compressions. Place the heel of your hand in the middle of the victim's chest. Put your other hand on top of the first with your fingers interlaced. Compress the chest about 4-5 cm. Allow the chest to completely recoil before the next compression. Compress the chest at a rate equal to 100/minute. Perform 30 compressions at this rate.
Repeat rescue breaths. Open the airway with head-tilt, chin-lift again. This time, go directly to rescue breaths without checking for breathing again. Give one breath, making sure the chest rises and falls, then give another.
Perform 30 more chest compressions. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for about two minutes.
Stop compressions and recheck victim for breathing. If the victim is not breathing, continue chest compressions and rescue breaths.
Keep going until help arrives.
Tips:
1. Chest compressions are extremely important. If you are not comfortable giving rescue breaths, still perform chest compressions!
2. It's normal to feel pops and snaps when you first begin chest compressions - DON'T STOP! You aren't going to make the victim any worse. Cardiac arrest is as bad as it gets.
3. When performing chest compressions, do not let your hands bounce. Let the chest fully recoil, but keep the heel of your hand in contact with the sternum at all times.
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