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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Episode #129 - Shop First Aid Kit



Click HERE to download a PDF file with Contents List • Medical History Form • SHOP-FAK Label

The most important tool in your shop is your brain exercising common sense (this works politically as well!). Know the limits and safe operation of your tools. Always use eye - ear - lung protection with proper fitting hearing protection, safety glasses and dust mask. Additionally, have a first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and phone close at hand.

Be safe and have fun!

Check the links below to my woodworking blog for the injury to my wrist:

Wrist Injury

Wrist Injury Follow-Up

CONTENTS LIST FOR THE SHOP FAK

Stanley Organizer
Gloves
Antiseptic Towelette
4x4 Gauze Pads
2" Ace Wrap
SAM Finger Splint
Super Glue Pack
Butterfly Closures
Steri-Strips
Eye Wash Cup
Eye Wash Solution
Irrigating Syringe & Irrigating Tip / Zerowet
Non-Adherent Pad
Petroleum Gauze Pad

MEDICATIONS

• Burn Jel
• Ibuprofen
• Tylenol
• Neosporin Multi-Use Tube
• Mastisol or Benzoin Tincture

Band-Aids

• ½" Band-Aid
• 1" Band-Aid
• 1-½" Band-Aid
• 2" Band-Aid

SELF-ADHERENT ROLLER DRESSING

• 1" Roll
• 2" Roll

ROLLER GAUZE

• 1" Roll
• 2" Roll
• 4" Roll

TAPE

• 1" Perforated Plastic Tape
• 1" Cloth Athletic Tape

INSTRUMENTS

• Scissors
• Splinter Tweezers
• Pointed Tweezers
• 4' Hemostat
• Nail Clip
• Safety Pin
• 18ga Needle
• Butane Lighter

EMERGENCY AMPUTATION MANAGEMENT KIT

• Cold Pack
• Water Pack
• 4x4 Gauze Pads
• Loksak Carry Bag
• Loksak Storage Bag

7 comments:

Tico said...

What an excellent job. Thanks so much.

Tico Vogt

Bruce said...

David... another excellent production. Thanks for the information. I thnk I will rebuild my First Aide Box before I get back into my shop.

John said...

Thanks for the first aid tool kit info. I can't believe that I still see construction workers cutting materials with no dust masks/respirators, no eye protection and no hearing protection among other things. Weren't these guys paying attention in industrial arts class?

DavidH said...

An excellent post on first aid kids. Thanks David.

Handi said...

David,

MAN That was LONG...

Kidding lol... It was very educational. It's great to have all of them things in the shop when needed but hopefully not needed as you said if you use your head.

But then, like driving, no matter how defencive you are to prevent an accident, they always happen.

We can just hope for the best that one will not need to use these kits and if they do have to use them, they only need the superglue to close a paper cut from drawing up plans for their next project!

Handi

Anonymous said...

Greetings David,

I hope you are recovved by now.

I have not seen any updates for a long time. Do you plan to resume you blog?

I just found it and it is one of the most interesting I read now.

Kindest regards,

David
so much to learn.......

Vic Hubbard said...

It sure helps to have a friend who is an ER Doc!! I definitely have to update my abysmal first aid kit. Thanks David!