Medical kit check list for a 100 mile relay swim?
mauprieto New Orleans, LAMember
edited February 2014 in General Discussion
Hi y'all. This coming June I'll be participating in a 6 swimmer relay swim in Baja California (Mexico). We're gonna have a doctor on board (he's also swimming), and I would like to make sure that the medical kit he brings covers the likely medical needs/situations we might encounter in such a swim. I'm interested in getting your expert input on which products/medicines we should bring on board and which might not necessarily be included in your average medical kit. Thx for your help.
Clove oil. (Mouth/gum problems)
Peppermint oil capsules. (Stomach cramping, not seasickness, esp any cramps caused by food)
A topical antiseptic anesthetic ointment (wetsuit or other abrasions).
Motion sickness remedies
Materials for splinting/immobilization
Jellyfish sting spray/neutralizer
AED/defibrillator (can rent one)
MAST-Medical Anti-Shock Trousers
Coagulant (e.g., quik-clot)