Medical kit check list for a 100 mile relay swim?

mauprietomauprieto Barcelona, Spain and San Francisco, CAMember
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.

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  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandCharter Member
    Not normally included?

    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).

    loneswimmer.com

  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member
    Zofran pills (anti-nausea)
    Motion sickness remedies
    Antihistamine
    Antibacterial
    Antiseptic
    Ibuprofen
    Acetaminophen
    Sunscreen/zinc
    Lubricants
    Mouthwash
    Materials for splinting/immobilization
    Tourniquet
    Epi-pins
    Jellyfish sting spray/neutralizer
    AED/defibrillator (can rent one)
    Solar blankets
    MAST-Medical Anti-Shock Trousers
    Coagulant (e.g., quik-clot)
    Intubation device
    Oxygen delivery
  • mauprietomauprieto Barcelona, Spain and San Francisco, CAMember
    Thanks @Loneswimmer and @DanSimonelli for the advice.
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