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Thread: First Aid Kit at Guilds

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    First Aid Kit at Guilds

    At guild the other day while doing quilts for our community I put a pin through my finger, and it wouldn't stop bleeding. I asked for a first aid kit since I didn't have a band aid and was surprised to find out we didn't have one. I will be putting one together for our guild to keep in with our ironing boards and be brought out for each meeting. We are a teaching guild and do projects while there and I had never thought about needing one.
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    That's a good idea. Never know when someone may need a band aid or some burn cream. I would also put the address of the meeting place on the outside of the box. Then if something horrible happens and 911 is called, no one has to think about "what is the address here?"
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    Both good ideas!

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    Yes, that is a good idea. I have band aids in my kit for myself or anyone else who might need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatPitter View Post
    That's a good idea. Never know when someone may need a band aid or some burn cream. I would also put the address of the meeting place on the outside of the box. Then if something horrible happens and 911 is called, no one has to think about "what is the address here?"
    As a 911 Dispatcher that is a great idea!! Don't know how many times I have taken a call and the person didn't have a clue what the address was. Nine times out of ten if you call from a land line the address will come up on screen but if you use a cell phone and it doesn't map correctly...we will be playing 50 questions trying to figure out where you are.
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    .......... worse still, the injuries that can result from our rotary cutters!


    Smart Lady you are, Sandra-P!
    .... to take the initiative and put together a first aid kit, and not just focus on your own time of need.
    Be sure that it is checked regularly, and restocked, as needed.
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    I don't remember where I first heard the idea of having your address posted in your home. If there's an emergency, I may forget my own address but especially the address of a friend or relative. The same holds true for places like churches or businesses. I know how to get there but I don't know the street number.
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    We have file card box with every member's contact numbers in our first aid box. Also clean white terry wash cloths have come in handy when blood is involved. We buy a bundle at Walmart to keep in the box. Standard bandages and Neosporin, burn cream or spray, and antiseptic wash with pain relief. We had a beginner who cut her finger with a rotary cutter. It was bad. The guild and owners of the meeting room were almost sued by her. She stated that she wasn't informed of any safety device to be in use when using a rotary cutter. Insurance companies settled. What a mess. No one cuts at our meetings with out a safety tool. We have gloves, grips, and Slidelocks. We almost lost our meeting place. Remember anyone can sue for anything now and many will.
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    I guess I was around my father so long, he had a first aid kit for every room in the house, yes bedrooms included. We had to know at least beginning first aid. He had a first aid kit in his shed, garage, one in the kitchen, bathroom and even our bedrooms. I have one in each of my totes, busy bags and each purse. Small pain relief bottles,.bandaids, my car, the hubs vehicles. Of course my sewing room his workshed. Even if you only have them in a Ziploc bag. It works. Great idea concerning the addresses.

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    Never thought about that. Especially with rotary cutters, a first aid box would be very handy. I have an extra small kit from our Cub Scout days. I am going to take it to Guild to see if it can be put in the Guild's Library storage. Thank you, it won't stop a severed arm but sometimes a bandaid is handy to have around.

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    I ordered one for our guild. It was $24 and it contains just about everything you can think of. Even a mask for doing CPR.
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    First Aide kits are an excellent idea. But remember that some supplies have expiration dates. Someone has to remember to inspect it from time to time.
    It is something I didn't think about for quilting until now.

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    Great ideas - Those rotary cutter accidents can easily happen.

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    great idea about the address on the first aid kit! And checking for expiration dates. One thing I'd like to see added to our first aid kit is that surgical glue--most of us are finding out that if we get a rotary cut the ER mends with that stuff.

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    I have two in my van and a small one in my sewing things.
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    In our Master Gardener group are a great number of nurses. They arranged to have defib machines in our meeting place, at the fairgrounds. It is used by a lot of groups and so we are really prepared. But all of us are older, too.

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    I am going to be creating a first aid box for my sewing room. Great idea!
    In my quilting class at a vocational school, a lady cut herself with a rotary cutter. We called security and they wanted to investigate rather than call 911! We have a first aid kit, but it needed more than that, which is why we thought the call should be made.

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    may I suggest including a few pairs of thin cheap plastic gloves (food workers gloves). While a band aid is good, adding a cut off finger over the band aid works wonders.

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    I had never thought of adding the address either. What a great, and wise, addition. I am sharing it with everyone I know!

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    Great ideas. Quilters are so smart

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    Another note on the first aid - when you go to a workshop or a class away from home - always have an index card with your full name, address, any allergies or medical issues and for sure an emergency contact name and phone number. Keep it where it can be easily found. You Ladies have posted some great tips on here for first aid.
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    The "Sew Together" bag would be perfect for a First Aid Kit. This bag is primarily designed as a sewing kit and I adore mine. It not only has 3 zippered pockets but the space between the pockets act as additional pockets. Made 4 as Christmas gifts and added sewing things, needles, thread, pins, seam ripper, tape measure, hemostats, ruler, etc. But, while I was making them I thought of eventually making another one as a First Aid kit to keep in the car.

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    Our Guild president made first aid kits in a quilted pouch and every month when we meet if it is your birthday you get to select one. I think it is a great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battle Axe View Post
    In our Master Gardener group are a great number of nurses. They arranged to have defib machines in our meeting place, at the fairgrounds. It is used by a lot of groups and so we are really prepared. But all of us are older, too.

    Marcia
    One of the guilds I belong to meets in a meeting room of a local church and several months ago, suddenly during the meeting, one of the members just collapsed.....fortunately we have a nurse in the group...she literally flew over to her...she had stopped breathing, so she began cpr, while another member called emergency....and emt informed us that there was a defibrillator on premises....got it, nurse did what she had to, ambulance arrived and they stabilized. Member stayed in hospital for several days, many tests later....all ok......scary for all, especially member in stress, but I think the combo of instant med assistance and defibrillator saved her life(82).
    .....and at next meeting, I'm going to bring up need for a first aid kt....

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    once at a meeting someone got cut. we didn't have a first aid kit. we took some fabric and wadded it up and made a bandaid out of it and masking tape. worked.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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