Medical Kit Guidelines

Wyoming Rugby and USA rugby requires all coaches to maintain an adequate medical kit and updated player medical documents at all practices and games.

 

Be prepared for an emergency. Always have a cell phone and be prepared to dial 911. Keep your medical kit nearby during all practices and matches. The following are suggested contents, which are a starting point. Be creative and turn this project over to a parent. Ask doctors, schools and pharmacies for donations.

Medical Kit: Suggestion Contents List from the Red Cross

  • Band aids – assorted sizes.
  • Alcohol preps.
  • Antibacterial ointment.
  • Anti – infective solution.
  • Purel (anti-bacterial gel).
  • Arm sling (triangular bandage is fine).
  • Bandage scissors.
  • Butterfly closures – 1/8″ X 3″
  • Cotton swabs.
  • Elastic tape – 2″ or 3”
  • ACE wrap easiest to find
  • Emergency blanket.
  • Eye patch.
  • Saline Solution.
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Hydrogen peroxide.
  • Latex / nitrile gloves (multiple pairs)
  • List of emergency phone numbers.
  • Moleskin.
  • Nail clippers.
  • Nonstick wound dressing pads – 3″ X 4″
  • Petroleum jelly.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Plastic bags for ice / instant ice packs.
  • Talcum / baby powder.
  • Resuscitation mask / face shield.
  • Roller gauze.
  • Safety pins.
  • Sterile gauze pads – 3″ X 3″ or 4″ X 4″
  • Sunscreen.
  • Tuff skin/QDA spray
  • Tape under wrap.
  • Thermometer.
  • Tongue blades.
  • 1 1/2″ athletic tape
  • White tape – 1″ and 1 1/2″
  • Mouth guards
  • SAM splint
  • AED (Automated External Defibrillator)