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First Aid Kit - my way.
« on: October 16, 2015, 10:39 AM »
Hi all,

here we go, another post by me...

Not everyone might be aware that Tanos has a designated medical department that has it's own brochures. I found a First-Aid-Systainer I wanted in one of those. Long story short, they don't offer them off the shelf. But you can work around it by ordering a orange Systainer with white handle and white T-Loc. Add good quality stickers and use their labeling system = finished First-Aid Systainer.



High-visibility also when stacked.



Now for the contents. There are a lot of different approaches to this and this one is mine.

I started out with a basic filling as set out by the German Institute for Standardization, "DIN 13157". I put in additional EMT-Shears, cpr mask and some wet towels.



Then I added eye wash, trauma bandages and quik clot - the latter mainly for "personal use" / "off grid" situations...



I decided against medication, as I keep a bit of the common stuff, in more than one place, handy anyway.

Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: October 16, 2015, 11:11 AM by six-point socket »

Offline DiscoStu

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 10:50 AM »
Looks good! Makes a lot of sense too! I have a mountain leader first aid kit on the side of my tool chest. I do keep meaning to add eye wash to it though.

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Re: First Aid Kit - my way.
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 11:08 AM »
Nice job, Oliver!

You won't lose track of that color combo as long as it isn't stacked with a Fein systainer.

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Re: First Aid Kit - my way.
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 03:28 PM »
Nice setup but no tweezers?

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Re: First Aid Kit - my way.
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 03:48 PM »
Thanks everyone :)

UncleBS, there are sterile wrapped tweezers right next to the EMT-Shears :) Hard to see in that picture, sorry!

Kind regards,
Oliver

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 03:59 PM »
Now I see them Ha they blend in really well

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 06:01 PM »
I donate blood every 3 months when the red cross sets up a local donation center, they actually keep all their stuff in blue systainers.
Will snap a pic next time.
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2015, 05:11 AM »
Nice kit, but what no super glue?

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Re: First Aid Kit - my way.
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2015, 08:36 PM »
Now there's a systainer you hope you never have to open

Offline Bob D.

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2019, 06:39 AM »
Now there's a systainer you hope you never have to open

And probably won't very often. Which is a good argument for not including items like ointments or meds that have a short shelf life. That is unless you plan to inventory your kit every couple months and replace those expired items.

Oliver built a great kit, and I was recently thinking I should do the same. I am often working at my family's 7 acre property alone which is somewhat remote. There is no electricity, fresh water, or phone except for a small generator, whatever water I carry in, my cell (signal is one bar at best) and the radio in my truck. The nearest emergency services (Fire Dep't. or Ambulance Squad) are probably 15 or more minutes away since they are all volunteers and over 8 miles away.

I don't do woodworking there, only rough carpentry, mowing fields, working on my tractors, clearing old trees and brush, etc. So plenty of opportunities to get hurt if you get careless or work stupid. The only shelter there is a 20 foot shipping container that I store tools and other stuff that tends to 'grow legs' and walk away when left unattended for too long. :-)

But actually I'm in the same situation when at home in the garage shop (working alone with the potential for serious injury). The wife will never know or hear if anything goes wrong from inside the house. I have an wireless intercom to the house that has a call button and she knows if I ever use the call button then I need help ASAP.

I carry a small, pocket size first aid kit in my truck with only the most basic stuff, but should have something more at this place where I am 99% of the time working alone and could be injured by a slip of the chainsaw or who knows what and 20 to 30 minutes away from help arriving once I made a 911 call.
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2019, 04:27 AM »
The intercom is a great idea - thank you.

Brightly coloured first aid boxes are quick to find in times of emergency, and are a constant reminder to stay safe.

Like a golfer waggling their club, and having a practice swing or two, it is helpful to rehearse what you are doing before starting, either in your mind, or as a dry run.

Many accidents happen because focus is lost, especially if tired.

One item that is helpful in a first aid kit are wound closure strips - currently being used to hold the skin edges together of a 100mm gash on the top of my foot. Caused by a sliver of glass from a broken bottle - a true accident. These strips can replace the need for suturing in some situations.

As always, consult your health care professionals after stopping the bleeding, covering the wound, and retrieving appendages.

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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2019, 07:16 AM »
It appears that Oliver, aka "six-point socket", is no longer a member here.  However, resurrecting this 4+ year old post was good timing because I am looking for ideas to fit out a first aid kit for my shop and garage. 

In Germany, each vehicle is required to have a first aid kit that meets at least the DIN 13164-B standard.  The first aid kit is an inspection item during the vehicle safety inspection, and the kit must not be past its expiration date, which is determined by the manufacture date of the sterile items intended for direct wound contact.  Over the years, I have accumulated at least six unopened kits because they were past their expiration date and had to be replaced.

The contents of the DIN 13164B and DIN 13157 are similar, with the main difference being the quantity of items.  The DIN 13157 also requires cold compresses and eye patches.

While I like Oliver's Systainer version, I prefer a wall-mounted version near the shop entrance that will be easier for anyone to find and access.

Offline grobkuschelig

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First Aid Kit - my way.
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2019, 07:44 AM »
Hi Mike,

Oliver is still active.
His new account is @six-point socket II

For the wall mount, you could screw a SYS-Base to the wall... ;)

:)

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2019, 10:57 AM »
Still here *wink*  [big grin] [smile] [big grin] [smile]

There was just a small hick-up back in the day, long forgotten!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline MikeGE

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Re: First Aid Kit - my way.
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2019, 05:24 PM »
Hi Mike,

Oliver is still active.
His new account is @six-point socket II

Great!

For the wall mount, you could screw a SYS-Base to the wall... ;)

I ordered two wall-mounted DIN 13169 first aid kits for €40 each; one for the shop and one for the garage.  It would cost substantially more to buy an empty Systainer and fill it with the first aid kit.

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Re: First Aid Kit - my way.
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2019, 08:47 AM »
Now there's a systainer you hope you never have to open

And probably won't very often. Which is a good argument for not including items like ointments or meds that have a short shelf life. That is unless you plan to inventory your kit every couple months and replace those expired items.

Oliver built a great kit, and I was recently thinking I should do the same. I am often working at my family's 7 acre property alone which is somewhat remote. There is no electricity, fresh water, or phone except for a small generator, whatever water I carry in, my cell (signal is one bar at best) and the radio in my truck. The nearest emergency services (Fire Dep't. or Ambulance Squad) are probably 15 or more minutes away since they are all volunteers and over 8 miles away.

I don't do woodworking there, only rough carpentry, mowing fields, working on my tractors, clearing old trees and brush, etc. So plenty of opportunities to get hurt if you get careless or work stupid. The only shelter there is a 20 foot shipping container that I store tools and other stuff that tends to 'grow legs' and walk away when left unattended for too long. :-)

But actually I'm in the same situation when at home in the garage shop (working alone with the potential for serious injury). The wife will never know or hear if anything goes wrong from inside the house. I have an wireless intercom to the house that has a call button and she knows if I ever use the call button then I need help ASAP.

I carry a small, pocket size first aid kit in my truck with only the most basic stuff, but should have something more at this place where I am 99% of the time working alone and could be injured by a slip of the chainsaw or who knows what and 20 to 30 minutes away from help arriving once I made a 911 call.

Hi Bob,

Thanks!

I think most important content would be means to stop bleeding fast, so you buy yourself the time to wait for the ambulance.

Either through pressure: look at the CAT Gen7 Tourniquet for example, or chemical: look at QuikClot or Celox for example. (And corresponding training/instruction if necessary)

Then eyewash.

(And if I needed it, I had a spare epinephrine autoinjector in such a kit, too.)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2019, 02:33 PM »
my improvisation

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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2019, 03:16 PM »
Nice work!