What do I pack in a DOFE first aid kit??

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This weekend I have my DOFE practice and I'm not sure what is needed in a first aid kit following DOFE regulations. Can anybody list down the essential items needed?

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This weekend I have my DOFE practice and I'm not sure what is needed in a first aid kit following DOFE regulations. Can anybody list down the essential items needed?

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On the DofE website the only information is to ensure there are plenty of 'plasters, blister plasters, disposable gloves, as these are what gets used the most' (I don't remember ever using gloves but I Guess other people might), they also suggest sun cream and after sun, but there are no formal regulations. I think any generic first aid kit is fine, as long as it carries the essentials
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This weekend I have my DOFE practice and I'm not sure what is needed in a first aid kit following DOFE regulations. Can anybody list down the essential items needed?

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Hi, is this the individual first aid kit or the group one?
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Really your DofE centre should be telling you this or even providing a first aid kit to cover the group requirements but anyway here we go. Each person will need a certain amount of stuff but the rest can be carried as a group. Overall for DofE try to reduce what you carry but for first aid kit just bring more (up to a point obviously)

For each person: Blister plasters, painkillers of choice (paracetamol, ibuprofen etc.), personal medications (inhalers, epipen, antihistamine etc.)

For the group (in a waterproof bag!): More plasters, sterile wipes, medical gloves, triangular bandage or two, safety pins, tape, more painkillers, leaflet/written information on first aid, instant ice pack (maybe, wouldn't be required but quite likely to be useful for sprained ankle etc.), bandage and dressings (or the dressings where the pad and bandage are combined, which in my view are better), emergency whistle, survival bag. Look up DofE first aid kit and look for the stuff in there which should be all you need.

If you were going on a more serious expedition you would need stuff life dioralyte and immodium and maybe some burns stuff but I wouldn't worry for Bronze (presumably) DofE

In reality all you are likely to need is painkillers, blister plasters and a mobile phone, if anything really serious happens call an ambulance or if someone has an injury and can't move easily call your leaders to come and help you. Knowing what to do is more important than carrying a load of equipment, for example know how to put someone in the recovery position, CPR (which I highly doubt you will need) and what to do if you need to get help (really you should never move in a group of less than 4 and 1 person should always be with the casualty which is obviously difficult if in a group of less than 6).
On my DofE we had people with quite bad knee injuries and one person who got burnt by a stove but nothing major.
Good luck, hope this help! (don't just use my advice, do some research and ask your leaders also. I am not being held responsible if you do not have the correct kit)
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This is for Bronze DOFE and I seem to have everything needed, thanks for the help
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This weekend I have my DOFE practice and I'm not sure what is needed in a first aid kit following DOFE regulations. Can anybody list down the essential items needed?

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idid dofe and I would just add everything.
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i hated DofE. Plasters, bandages, antiseptic wipes, a whistle, just check the website
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Really your DofE centre should be telling you this or even providing a first aid kit to cover the group requirements but anyway here we go. Each person will need a certain amount of stuff but the rest can be carried as a group. Overall for DofE try to reduce what you carry but for first aid kit just bring more (up to a point obviously)

For each person: Blister plasters, painkillers of choice (paracetamol, ibuprofen etc.), personal medications (inhalers, epipen, antihistamine etc.)

For the group (in a waterproof bag!): More plasters, sterile wipes, medical gloves, triangular bandage or two, safety pins, tape, more painkillers, leaflet/written information on first aid, instant ice pack (maybe, wouldn't be required but quite likely to be useful for sprained ankle etc.), bandage and dressings (or the dressings where the pad and bandage are combined, which in my view are better), emergency whistle, survival bag. Look up DofE first aid kit and look for the stuff in there which should be all you need.

If you were going on a more serious expedition you would need stuff life dioralyte and immodium and maybe some burns stuff but I wouldn't worry for Bronze (presumably) DofE

In reality all you are likely to need is painkillers, blister plasters and a mobile phone, if anything really serious happens call an ambulance or if someone has an injury and can't move easily call your leaders to come and help you. Knowing what to do is more important than carrying a load of equipment, for example know how to put someone in the recovery position, CPR (which I highly doubt you will need) and what to do if you need to get help (really you should never move in a group of less than 4 and 1 person should always be with the casualty which is obviously difficult if in a group of less than 6).
On my DofE we had people with quite bad knee injuries and one person who got burnt by a stove but nothing major.
Good luck, hope this help! (don't just use my advice, do some research and ask your leaders also. I am not being held responsible if you do not have the correct kit)
when i did the first aid dofe session all we were shown was the recovery position. (We didn't learn a single thing.)
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