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First Aid Kits for a Sports Club

Apr 25 2017, 14:13 PM

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that first aid kits in sports clubs are highly important. From football, rugby, hockey, and gymnastics, first aid kits are vital for helping minor injuries such as cuts, bruises and blisters, to more serious injuries including sprains and abrasions, before medical help arrives.

Although we're all aware that a basic first aid kit should contain the standard plasters, bandages and safety pins, some are clueless of the complex and arguably more important items that could significantly reduce the effect of an injury after a sporting accident.

The key with all sporting first aid kits is to prepare for any event, any injury and any weather - because you simply can't predict what may happen at any match or tournament.

So in order to put you in good stead for your sports teams next competition, here a few essentials that should be in your first-aid box, as well as a few tips to consider before your team next walks out onto that pitch.

Sports first aid kit essentials are as follows:
Adhesive tapes/plasters
Adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
Bandage scissors
Latex free disposable gloves (2+ pairs)
Sterile gauze pads (1/2 dozen)
Saline solution
Petroleum jelly
Antibacterial ointment & Antiseptic cream
Cold packs
Joint supports

Additional Supplies:
Medical Treatment Authorization Form
Allergy kit
Injury Report Form
Writing Pen
Nail clippers
Epi-pen (for individual team members)
Inhalers (for individual team members)

The quantities of items within your medical kit will depend on the number of athletes in your team. Similarly to office first aid kits, companies such as Brosch Direct, offer ready-made first aid kits (and contents refills) for all sizes of teams. Always remember that you may have to treat more than one team member at a single event, so be well prepared and stay stocked up.

It's also important to keep items well marked and labelled to allow to rapid identification in an emergency. A good tip is to use plastic bags to group specific items in the kit depending on a particular injury type. For example, by separating materials into categories such as wound treatment, allergic reactions, and sprains or pulled muscles, it would allow for quick treatment should such an injury arise.

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