Re: [E-Chir] Re: Reccomendation, Inventory Check
- Yes the Alcohol wipes... well thats the main type now that I found a
box of 200 at a drug store (Note: found in the diabetec supply section
NOT the first aid section). These are a small wipe that is about the
the size of a pair of salt packets from a fast food store... or about
the size of loonie.
There are different variations on the antiseptic wipes. While alchohol
is the most common there are some medicated ones for sting relief as
The are also now in my kit larger wipes which are baby wipes.
Specifically one listed as disinfecting. I had trouble finding the
small wipes so got these large ones before getting the pack of 200.
Brian the Green
--- In E-Chir@yahoogroups.com, "tudorpot@..." <tudorpot@...> wrote:
> Request for clarification, are these alcohol swabs?
> On Jan 25, 2009, at 2:00 PM, b1laxson wrote:
> > = antiseptic wipes
- --- In E-Chir@yahoogroups.com, "b1laxson" <b1laxson@...> wrote:
> A minimum list of first aid supplies could be something like:<add> = sterile gauzz pad (4x4)
> = bandages (standard band aids)
> = antiseptic wipes
> = CPR mask
> = gloves (vinyl gloves to keep you clean)
> = a tension/tensor bandage (joint injuries are common)
Forgot to mention Id recommend at least one sterile gauze pad (3x3
or 4x4. I believe our Kingdom Chirurgeon recommended 4x4).
Its purpose would be for immediate action on bad or large bleeding.
With at least one in place for the blood to clot around you gain
some time to obtain more first aid supplies. Preferably by sending
someone to get them for you.
Reminder the above is a recommendation (only) for a very small thus
easily carried set.
Brian the Green
- Interesting- current practice for wound cleaning is to only use something on a wound that you would put in an eye. Mostly I use saline, but water works as well. Standard of practice for home care of leg ulcers = tap water.FredaOn Jan 27, 2009, at 4:09 PM, b1laxson wrote:
- I've had people specifically request the alcohol wipes (in one case, iodine).
Anyone else having problems finding a suitable saline solution to carry with them? The only one I found is a glass container, so I keep a few alcohol wipes in case I'm in an area without water and don't have my larger kit with me.
--- On Tue, 1/27/09, tudorpot@... <tudorpot@...> wrote:
From: tudorpot@... <tudorpot@...>
Subject: Re: [E-Chir] Re: Reccomendation, Inventory Check
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 9:15 PM
Interesting- current practice for wound cleaning is to only use something on a wound that you would put in an eye. Mostly I use saline, but water works as well. Standard of practice for home care of leg ulcers = tap water.