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Youth Sports Medical Kit Supply List

The below list will put you in a better place when things go wrong at your youth’s sporting event. Be prepared and feel ready!

General Supplies for Youth Medical Kit:

  • First Aid Manual or Emergency/CPR flashcards
  • Safety pins
  • Paramedic or EMT shears (scissors)
  • Bandage scissors
  • Standard oral thermometer: digital, mercury or alcohol
  • Wooden tongue depressors (“tongue blades”)
  • Waterproof flashlight (such as Pelican MityLite*) or headlamp (and spare batteries, check routinely for function)
  • CPR mouth barrier or pocket mask (such as a Microshield X-L Mouth Barrier*)
  • Sterile surgical gloves (hypoallergenic or latex; at least 2 pairs); if you are allergic to latex, bring nonlatex, synthetic, nonpermeable gloves
  • Ziploc* bags (to hold ice for ice packs)
  • Rescue blanket
  • Cell phone
  • List of emergency phone numbers (paramedics, hospital emergency room, sports medicine clinic)

Wound Care-Preparations and Dressings

  • Elastic bandages (Band-Aid* or Coverlet*) in assorted sizes (strip, knuckle, and broad); cloth with adhesive is preferable
  • Adhesive strips for wound closure (Steri-Strip* or Cover-Strip II*), assorted sizes (such as 1/4″ x 4″, 1/8″ x 3″, 1/2″ x 4″), reinforced [plain or impregnated with an antimicrobial] or elastic
  • 3″x 3″ or 4″x 4″ sterile gauze pads; packets of 2 to 5 ( such as Nu-Gauze* highly absorbent)
  • Nonstick sterile bandages (Telfa*), assorted sizes used to cover abrasions
  • 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″ rolled conforming gauze (C-wrap* or Elastomull*)
  • 1″ and 1/2″ waterproof adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic towelettes

Splinting and Sling Material

  • Cravat cloth (triangular bandage)
  • 2″, 3″ and 4″ elastic wrap (Ace* bandage)
  • 4 1/4″ x 36′ SAM Splints (2)
  • Aluminum finger splints

Eye Medications and Dressings

  • Prepackaged eye bandages (Coverlet Eye Occlusor*)
  • Metal or plastic eye shield
  • Sterile eyewash, 1 oz (30 ml)
  • Contact lens case

Dental Supplies

  • Save-A-Tooth Emergency Tooth Preserving System

Topical Skin Preparations

  • Bacitracin, mupirocin, or bacitracin-neomycin polymixin B sulphate ointment
  • Insect repellent containing DEET

Nonprescription Medications

  • Decongestant (such as oxymetazoline) nasal spray (to treat nosebleed that doesn’t respond to simple pressure)
  • Glutose (liquid glucose) paste tube (to treat hypoglycemic – low blood sugar – reaction)

Prescription Medications

  • Metered-dose bronchodilator (albuterol) (to treat an asthma attack)

Allergy Kit

  • EpiPen Auto-Injector [0.3 mg] and EpiPen Jr. Auto-Injector [0.15 mg] or allergy kit with injectable epinephrine (Ana-kit)
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