As we enter the warmer weather, the outdoor sports activities start up. Most indoor facilities provide first aid kits onsite; however, when you’re at an outdoor location, a kit may not be immediately available. It’s a good idea to keep a first aid kit packed and ready for any injuries that may occur.
Think of the type of injuries that could occur in the sport or activity. For example, soccer or baseball could be prone to sprains or bruises. Running activities could lead to blisters. Water activities may be more prone to sunburns. Keep extra supplies for these injuries in your kit so that you are prepared for an incident that may occur.
Also consider that multiple people should know how to use the aid items properly. Have someone trained in first aid or at the very least in the use of the items in the box.
Some standard items to store in a watertight container would be:
- First aid manual
- Sharp pointed surgical scissors
- CPR mouth barrier or pocket mask
- Non-latex gloves
- Sterile gauze
- Cold packs
- Cloth adhesive tape
- Medical release forms
- List of emergency phone numbers
You can download a full list of items to stock in a Sports First Aid Kit here.
For a downloadable list of items to stock in a Home First Aid Kit.