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Old 01 September 2012, 13:00   #11
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The paint-on scrape and cut sealant (sold here as Nu-Skin) is great for covering and sealing the minor cuts, scrapes, and other boo-boos that occur fairly regularly.

A new product that reacts with blood to coagulate it and form an artificial scab (and stop leaking) is a bit pricey but may be of great use if needed (more serious cuts and scrapes I suppose. Is that the same as the Hypo Stop mentioned above?)

I also carry a commercial jellyfish sting treatment, a spare plastic card to scrape off nematocysts. Cortisone cream for afterwards.

Small sterile eye wash ampules.

I do not have the cling film, but that seems like a great idea.

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is that the same as the Hypo Stop mentioned above?)
No Hypostop is the old name for Glucogel which is used for treating severe hypoglycaemia in conscious diabetic patients.
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The paint-on scrape and cut sealant (sold here as Nu-Skin) is great for covering and sealing the minor cuts, scrapes, and other boo-boos that occur fairly regularly.
Elastoplast and Savlon both do spray on plasters in the UK which I guess is similar. I have used superglue as a similar solution in the past (on myself).

I noticed earlier that Channel-Ribs have the clotting agent for more major wounds on their site.

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Now I only have the sib and I don't go too far nowadays i just keep it simple and to the things that I am most likely to need .

Big sick ,,
large ambulance/ field dressing for any propeller incidents ,

Little sick ,,
,, small bandage & finger dressings assorted plasters & roll of plaster ,triangular bandage , safety pins & antiseptic wipes ,Small scissors.

Tweezers for removing foreign body's and an eye bath ,, nothing no worse than on a windy beach and sand in the eye or if launching through dumping surf with a sandy bottom ,
For fish hooks I can snip them through with the pliers from the engine tool kit ,

Pocket resus mask , thermal bag , 2 inch ,,roll end cling film cut of a larger roll .
Sachet of vinegar for jelly stings when recovering the anchor rope .

Come to the conclusion most accidents I am likely to encounter are falling overboard into the prop ,
Falling/ slipping on the slipway launching
Most seem to be small minor finger nips /trapping skinned knuckles stuff from floor board assembly to clamping the engine on , or a poke in the eye from an elbow or a flick from a rope end ,
Burn wise apart from an unlikley engine fire the only other burn would be from a flare .

Bit different if your a charter / club / dive boat ect but I now only carry stuff that I or We are likely to use Personally on our own boat otherwise if you are not carefull you can start to equip you boat for others , first aid yes but I am not running an ambulance .
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I noticed earlier that Channel-Ribs have the clotting agent for more major wounds on their site.
Celox granules

As J said, they are pricey but they work very well and have great value in an otherwise unmanageable bleed. Giving you time to get the patient to an ALB or shore service. Having said that we do use it in our local trauma room at the hospital.

I always reckon size matters on a small boat, hence the smaller slightly thicker stretch wrap rather than cling film. The Celox packet is tiny and you don't need to think about something that has to be removed to make room.
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Defibrillators (coil packs with x2 HT leads)
Electricity on a damp person in a damp boat - always terrifies me when people have these on board!

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Electricity on a damp person in a damp boat - always terrifies me when people have these on board!

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Not as dangerous as you might expect:

http://www.think-safe.com/LinkClick....d=302&mid=1475

Electricity takes path of least resistance which will generally be back into the other electrode rather than through someone else and onto earth... which in a boat would be through more water.
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Excellent article - If it doesn't work at least you've got a turkey to eat!
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but....I been told AED's don't work reliable in small craft - hence RNLI don't carry them apart on the some Thames boats.

Advice was: if you Carry one , use it on land or on larger boat.

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