Equipment/FirstAid

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For the 2007-08 winter season, we have been requested by the area to pay closer attention to respiratory injuries. A stethoscope is an essential piece of equipment for listening to lung sounds. Michal Bryc recently purchased a BP Cuff and Stethoscope which costs $13 and works fairly well. Blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes are also available in the first aid room, but are rarely found on the hill unless a patroller owns and carries them.

Fanny Pack

Basic first aid gear all patrollers should carry with them at all times:

  • Triangle bandages
  • Gauze rollers
  • Sterile dressings
  • Medical tape
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Scissors
  • Sam-splint

Bump Shack

First aid gear which is often needed but is too bulky to carry all the time is stored in the bump shacks. This includes:

  • Backboard and c-collar kit
  • Oxygen
  • Traction Splint
  • Toboggan
    • Blankets
    • Padding
    • Plastic bag (for icing injuries)
    • DJ

Aid Room

First aid gear which is rarely needed and is stored inside the first-aid room, sent out onto the hill by snowmobile as necessary:

The aid room also has first-aid equipment which is sent home with the patient:

  • Cardboard splints
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