What is required for a commerical first aid kit?

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  1. Captinlon

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    Setting up a boat for the up coming season and would like to know, what's required first aid and what's in your kits?
     
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    Other than the usual ... Small bolt cutters in a vacuum sealed bag, quick clot for bleeding tampons for puncture wounds, maxi pads for wound dressing , zip strips & crazy glue
     
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    I don’t think I’ve ever had the inspector actually look in my kit. With that being said I usually just buy a med kit for boats. Usually has the same stuff you can get in any other kit just the box is water tight. I usually buy one every year or so. Has bandaids gauze the simple stuff like that.
     
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    Thanks Synergistic, that was my plan but wasn't sure
     
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    Not sure what is required. But you can get some really good kits at stores that cater to fire departments and emergency services. Then add to it if necessary.
     
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    Do you have any examples of these stores that cater to fire departments?
     
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    Don't forget the Alcohol test kit.
     
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    From my past - (happily the memories of USCG/Port State are fading) Code of Federal Regulations contains the info, I was only concerned about the big boys but suspect first aid kit requirement is applicable across all size vessels. If not search the CFR's to confirm.

    eCFR — Code of Federal Regulations

    scroll down in the regulation to see what is required in a kit
     
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    I just Googled, came up with one site, I'm sure there are others, just an example, "www.galls.com", their elite first aid tactical trauma kit is pretty complete, for $199.99. These kinds of kits tend to have better quality items in them as well. But look around, their are plenty.
     
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    I just read the requirements, they don't require much. We carry a hell of a lot more than that. Last safety inspection they went into our kit, and stopped, they said we had more than them. We carry an automatic defibrillator, a bunch of clotting sponges, pain killers, Epi Pens, bolt cutters plus all the other stuff and two other kits. You can't have too much.
     
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    I'm sure if you drop by your local Fire House, and ask them where they get their First Aid kits from, they will be glad to tell you.
     
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    Agree on can't have too much!

    On the ships besides first aid kits stationed in logical places they are required to have fully stocked medical lockers with everything you mentioned plus a lot more.

    Stuff like diazepam - used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms - nothing like giving that injection to a crewmember two days into an Atlantic crossing - ahh the good ol days!
     
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    The last two inspections I had they never opened the kit. They asked if I had one, I said yep, held it up then put it away. I learned a long time ago , if they don't ask, I don't offer.
     
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    We do a few Georges trips a year. Your far enough off at that point that your basically on your own, unless theirs a CG cutter around. And you don't want to have to rely on someone else. So you really need to be prepared. Inshore trips are a little different, help is always close by.
     

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