What’s in Your Farm First Aid Kit?
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A Farm First Aid Kit is more than just a small kit you pick up from the store; it’s more than a few bandaids to cover a minor cut. A Farm First Aid Kit needs more than the basics, because there is more of a potential for real harm. A Farm First Aid Kit should include items to help stabilize a badly injured person while you wait for Emergency Response Personnel to arrive.
Although not listed as part of a Farm First Aid Kit, a cell phone or walkie-talkie can save your life, or the life of someone in danger – it allows you to call for help quickly.
The following is a blurb from Maine Farm Safety Program’s First Aid Kits for the Farm and Home. For the complete article, please go here:First Aid Kits for the Farm and Home
The following is a list of items that should be in a first aid kit carried in tractors and other farm machinery.
- Extra change taped to the carrying case to make an emergency phone call
- A basic first aid manual
- Two triangular bandages with 36″ sides (made from bed sheets)
- Spray antiseptic (not a pressurized can)
- Sterile saline solution
- Twelve adhesive bandages and four safety pins
- Two pairs of rubber or latex gloves
- Eye goggles
- Three small packages of sugar
- Mouth protection device for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
- Four compress bandages, 2″x2″, 4″x4″
- 24″x72″ compress
- One roll of adhesive tape
- Six pressure bandages
- Gauze bandage
- Stainless steel bandage scissors (strong enough to cut through denim)
- One elastic wrap
- Cold pack
- Amputation preservation kit (plastic bags: one large garbage bag, four kitchen-sized and two bread bags)