Many of the injuries that happen each year are caused by sports injuries, so there should never be a sporting event that doesn’t have a first aid kit on site. Usually, sports trainers have their own first aid kit, or the team travels with their own, but each kit should be made to match the sport in which it will be traveling. Some sports are more aggressive than others and may require different medical emergency supplies than less aggressive sports.
Quantity and Quality. When packing your emergency medical first aid kit, stock it with a realistic quantity of supplies.The kit should always be supplied to treat more than one athlete at an event and a stock of pediatric doses of medications should also be included.
Keep it Organized. The emergency kit should always be ready with easy access and all first aid supplies should be placed in an organized, readily accessible way. Know your first aid kit and where all of the supplies are located so you know where they are when you need to grab them.
Pack Extras. It’s also a good idea to use zip-lock bags with extra materials and organize them into categories, like “wound care” and “allergic reaction.” Extra ace bandages and splints are also good to have at sporting events due to the amount of more serious sprains and injuries that occur at sporting events.
Pack Smart. Choosing a container for your emergency supplies is important because you want a water-tight container that will protect your supplies in any type of weather conditions for years to come
Know Your User. For sports first aid kits, there are some things that wouldn’t be present in regular first aid kits, such as medical release forms.
Mountainside Medical Equipment is a proud supplier of several different types of first aid kits. Check them out on our website to see which one would be right for you and place an order. You can also call 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Medical Supply Specialists to get more information.