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First Aid Kits for Kids...

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by Gatman, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Gatman

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    My friend is in an industrial design and marketing class. For this class they have to design a first aid kit for children 5-12 years old. It is for kids to keep on them when they are camping, on school trips, and when they are out with their friends.

    (I think this is a tough subject for a teacher to assign someone. The other project was to design and market a new walker for the elderly and others who need "mobility assistance devices".) What exactly would you recommend in such a first aid kit. It has to be marketed for parents to give their kids so nothing to complicated or dangerous (morphine etc.)

    I was recommending bandaids, Neosporin, childrens aspirin/tylenol, tweezers, a card with parents/guardians contact information along with medical conditions and drug allergies. A pouch to carry a waterbottle, directions for the use of the items. Disenfectant of some sort. Hand sanitizer, and hand towels. I think it is hard to judge what kids would need and know how to effectively use.

    A pouch for personal medicine (inhaler, pills, etc.) but I cannot really think of much else. She is also looking for ways to carry it. I told her a fannypack and maybe some way to clip it on to the backpack would work best.

    Any other suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Tvov

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    There are so many of these types of kits available right now. Especially for hiking/camping. You don't need a whole lot for a "first aid" kit. Clean bandages/bandaids of a few different sizes, something like an Ace bandage/wrap, some Neosporin type stuff, tweezers and small scissors, roll of medical tape.

    As you said, some sort of fanny pack that can also be attached to a backpack.

    Don't know what else to suggest!
     

  3. Gatman

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    It has to be specifically marketed to kids. I am under the impression that it is for a more urban enviorment. I am also stomped on how to do this.
     
  4. Victory

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    I wouldn't trust kids with OTC painkillers. They're not bright enough to figure out that 6 doesn't work better than 2. Heck, i know people in college who haven't figured that out yet. 6 tylonol for a hangover. I predict liver failure by age 30.