It is unnecessary to discuss the dangers of riding a motorcycle. It’s potentially dangerous not only because of the lack of protection it provides but also because you’re constantly exposing yourself to the elements and all. Nonetheless, this adds to the excitement and satisfaction of the experience.
As a result, every rider’s kit should include a lightweight First Aid Kit (FAK) and the skills to use it. As inspiration for everyone else, here is a list of what should be included in the comprehensive package and some essential tips.
1. Types of first aid kit:
Comfort-oriented first aid kit – typically find in the most supermarket, very well save your sanity.
Life-saving first kit – known as emergency personal injury kit, Blowout Kits, Trauma Kits, Tactical FAK’s, and others, literally saves your life.
2. Most common Injuries rides face after an accident:
- Eye injuries
- Cuts, abrasions, and scrapes
- Trauma – head, neck, spine, chest, and abdomen
Things should have in the first aid kit
- First aid handbook
- Sanitizing agent
- Antibiotic ointment
- Scissors and tweezers
- Pain relievers
- Prescription medication
Adhesive Fabric Bandages, 1″ x 3″- The standard “Bandaid” this is a FAK staple.
2-4 Extra-Long Finger Band-Aids- This is the most used item. They’re extra-long and completely waterproof, so they’ll stay put when you need them.
Adhesive Knuckle Bandages – Designed to stick to knuckles properly, and comfortably.
Conforming Gauze Bandage used for wound wrapping.
Sterile Gauze Bandage- need dress wounds before wrapping
*2 x 3″ x 3″ Sterile Gauze Dressing- need dress wounds before wrapping.
*1x Non-Adherent Sterile Dressing, 3″ x 4″ – need dress wounds before wrapping, where the scab or wound is likely to cling to the dressing otherwise.
Bandage and Dressing
Since dressings differ greatly in design and size, it’s critical to choose the right one for a particular wound. Not recommended to use a sterile dressing that has passed its expiration.
A bandage is used in conjunction with a dressing when a wound is present. A roller bandage well to keep dressing in place. A triangular bandage well as an arm sling or a blanket, to control bleeding. Also, it can be improvised padding over a painful injury or protect or immobilize a bone or joint injury. A tubular gauze bandage use to keep a dressing on a finger or toe.
3. Keep your kit current
Check expiration dates on kit products and replace those that have passed their expiration date. Keep a list of the contents of the package that helps you keep track of missing or expired items.