A Seattle boat accident attorney offers a helpful list of items that should be kept in your boat’s first aid kit, in case of an injury.

Seattle Injury Attorney: Your Boat First Aid Kit

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This week, we discussed what emergency equipment and tools every boater should have – especially those in large boats, those boating at night, and those who are boating in large or open bodies of water. One of the most important items that boaters should have is one that is not required by the Coast Guard or the federal government: a first aid kit that is specialized for those on the water. What should your marine first aid kit include? Here are some general suggestions: 

  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Reflective blanket
  • Sun block 
  • Cold pack
  • Gauze and tape
  • Bandages
  • Gloves 
  • Alcohol wipes
  • CPR barrier 
  • Finger splints
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Painkillers
  • Allergy tablets
  • Burn gel
  • Eye wash and eye pads
  • Sting relief pads 
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors 

Be sure that your first aid kit is waterproof (even a freezer bag will work, though a dry bag is better) and that it is stowed in a safe, easily accessible place. Also make sure to periodically look through your first aid kit to check for expiration dates or old supplies. Also, if you or someone you love has a specific medical condition, be sure that your first aid keeps them in mind; for example, you may want to carry a certain medication with you at all times. 

Boating accidents and injuries can happen to even the most careful people – remember that how you respond to an accident and injury can greatly affect the outcome. If you have been seriously injured in a boat accident, you may wish to speak with a Washington personal injury attorney about your case. Call Andrew Kim today at 800-363-3676 to request a free, confidential case evaluation. 

Category: Boat and Watercraft Accidents


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