When creating a first aid kit for sports players, determine what the primary needs could be. Customize your kit to fit the sport’s first aid needs. What types of injuries are likely to occur, and what supplies might be needed? Perhaps bandages for cuts, ice packs for pain and swelling, and sunscreen for sunburn.
Here are some suggested supplies to include in a sports first aid kit:
Include a first aid guide or manual.
General first aid supplies include: Antiseptic wipes, tweezers, a needle, thermometer, safety pins, Flashlight, disposable gloves, a CPR mouthpiece, a blanket, tissues, matches and scissors.
For pain and swelling, include cold packs and Ibuprofen.
For cuts, scrapes and blisters: Different sized bandages, sterile gauze, adhesive tape, antiseptic solution and non-stick gauze pads.
Sun protection and heat exhaustion can be treated with a misting water bottle, cold packs, sunscreen, lip balm, and Aloe Vera lotion.
For sprains, fractures or pulled muscles, include Neoprene joint braces, compression bandages/ice wraps and cold packs. Also include two triangle-shaped pieces of cloth to act as a sling or...