Boaters, when is the last time you checked your first aid kit? If you can't recall, then it's time to make sure that your first aid kit is waterproof and fully stocked with fresh supplies. You want to be prepared to deal with common medical issues ranging from sunburn and insect bites, headaches and nausea, and cuts and fishhook injuries. Feeling ill or getting hurt on the water is bad enough. Not having anything on hand to treat the problem can turn a manageable issue into a more serious situation.
Whether you buy a prepackaged kit or build your own, here are some useful marine first aid kit pointers:
In addition to putting your marine first aid kit together, consider taking first-aid and CPR training courses to better prepare yourself to handle emergency situations. The attorneys at Heintz Law urge all boaters to be responsible and be prepared. We hope you find this information helpful and keep coming back for more boating safety tips.
Source(s): Captnmike.com, "Small Boat Marine First Aid Kits", posted November 17, 2009; U.S. Coast Guard, "Marine First Aid Kits", posted November 18, 2011
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