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CM club: Help with contents of the first aid kit please..

(9 Posts)
malovitt Thu 10-Jul-08 15:02:52

I'm not sure I've got the right bits in mine and my inspection is looming.
Can anyone point me in the right direction of an up-to-date list of what's required? I remember there being some ho-ha about plasters recently?
Also wondering how many cms have had their first aid box examined at an inspection?

MrsTiddles Thu 10-Jul-08 18:10:40

I'm not 100% certain but I think we added to a standard Red Cross box a few tubes of saline solution, a special burns dressing and some antiseptic cream.

Someone more knowledgable is bound to turn up here soon.

ellideb Thu 10-Jul-08 18:24:22

Hypoallergenic plasters, dressings, tweezers, scissors, special burns dressings, No creams or lotions though- I think you need parental permission to apply them and nothing that you would have to be in a position to diagnose an ailment in order to use such as Calpol etc. Tap water is fine, you don't need a saline solution, sterile wipes. TBH there is no guidelines ATM for CM's, I was told this on my recent First Aid course and given this list.

Berryred Thu 10-Jul-08 21:32:58

i got mine from red cross child carers first aid kit grin

Berryred Thu 10-Jul-08 21:36:01

haha here

did it work??

malovitt Fri 11-Jul-08 14:37:35

Yes it did, thanks very much.
I've ordered the Red Cross one as I think you can't go far wrong with that.
So, there are no guidelines now for CMs, ellideb?

I can't keep up.

JenniPenni Thu 17-Jul-08 01:35:53

Each of my kids has their own nappy rash cream, plasters and suncream, Calpol etc. I have written permission from the parents to apply their own solutions too.

eleanorsmum Thu 17-Jul-08 08:57:51

have a look at abc medical services, they are based in Reading and sell a childminders first aid kit, they also sell supplies to top up kits at very reasonable prices. i think

JenniPenni Thu 17-Jul-08 16:46:44

Great site that eleanorsmum

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