First Aid Kits

​Boaters Need A Comprehensive First Aid Kit!

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Start with a basic kit that contains simple supplies. Amazon has a number of choices.

This kit is one I like both price and content: FIRST AID KIT ON AMAZON

The basic kits, however, leave off a number of must-have items that are essential to have on-board. Add the following items to complete your kit:

The following items need to be included, but typically have an expiration date so rotate annually Best bought at your local drug store:

  • 1 tube triple antibiotic ointment
  • 1 tube 1% hydrocortisone ointment
  • 25 mg diphenhydramine tablets (antihistamine)
  • Loperamide tablets (anti-diarrhea medication)
  • 325mg Aspirin tablets (first line heart attack medication)
  • Ibuprofen AND Tylenol tablets
  • sterile saline wash
  • Vaseline ointment
  • 2 each instant hot and cold compression packs
  • Aloe Vera gel (sunburn and galley burn treatment)

Don't forget to stock your galley with the following items that can be used for medical emergencies: 

  • Honey
  • Bullion Cubes
  • Vegetable broths (if a vegetarian is on board)
  • Sugar and sugar cubes (for diabetic emergencies)
  • Electrolyte-type drinks (Gatorade, Powerade, etc.)
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