Botiquín de primeros auxilios – First aid kit – Kit de primeiros socorros


We are going to show here the basic parts of a medical or first aid kit. One of the many possibilities of personalizing or configuring a first aid kit. In this case, we have a small bag which contains the basics for a personal kit… … and to help a person, not a group kit. And we add other items that are not in this small bag… …and all we could put it all in another bag or tupperware to make it impermeable… … or some type of watertight hard container to guarantee mechanical resistance and so that the things don’t get wet. First of all, we have Betadine® brand disinfectant, The Brand doesn’t matter; the important thing is that it is 10% povidone iodine. It is important to notice the expiration date, or revocation, because if this is expired it will not work at all. This is a large jar, but you could also use a smaller one depending on how many days you are going… …and calculating what we will end up using. Secondly, we have these bands that can be used in various situations. It is a standard band, hydrophilic, of mesh and cotton. Here inside we have various things, First, a triangular handkerchief… …that is for detentions, slings, wounds, bandages… … and for any other thing that occurs to use as a use for this handkerchief. Secondly, strips, bandages, depending on the country we are in… …self-adhesive dressings of different sizes and types… …fabric onces mainly, because they are the best type. The important thing is if we cannot choose, make sure that they are large so that we can cut them with scissors… … and adapt them for the wound or whatever we will use them for. Very important also: gauze. Gauze can be from various sizes. The more gauze we have the better… there will never be enough. Sterile gauze comes packaged. This package, this container, will also serve [for example] as an improvised seal for a pneumothorax, for example. This paper can serve to light the fire… …this already being part of a survival kit, but still, it is related. We also have out here larger gauze. The more we have the better, they don’t take up space, they don’t weigh a lot These are called “American points” or “adhesive sutures,” they have many names, Steritrips®. They are for closing wounds that really in some cases should be stitched. But, only in cases of not having anything else and not being able to go to the doctor quickly… … and with this we can close the wound well. Another type of clear Steritrips®. Very important: adhesive tape or adhesive plaster. Here we have two different types… …this fine white… …and this (both are fabric) wider tape… It is a little bit broken… but it is a real kit, that we use in practice. Thirdly, in this case we don’t have anything other than physiological serum or solution. It is simply a sterile liquid, a non-injectable saline solution… …it is simply to pressure clean a wound and clean out the rubbish and dirt in the wound. Lastly, the thing occupying the most space (here we have anouther gauza)… …is the mask. A portable, individual mask that every person should have and not share. It comes with this check valve… …it is a valve that allows the air to go only in one direction (toward the patient)… …but it doesn’t come out, if the patient blows for some reason or even if they vomit… …so that the vomit or fluids don’t touch us. Therefore it is very aseptic. You put it on like this…and blow through here… This goes at the top of the nose, and it seals onto the patient’s face and you blow through here. This is important because if we have to do CPR (of course, knowing how to do so) having this. . . …we don’t have to worry, there is no possibility of being infected with some type of infection… … or some problema that the person we are attending has. And this is an example of a survival kit (:-D)… …excuse me! An example of a first aid kit 😉