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A boat is no place to suffer an injury. When you’re out on the water, you
don’t have quick access to emergency medical care, and you likely don’t have
a fully-stocked medicine cabinet like at home. That’s why it’s important to
have a good first aid kit onboard so you can quickly help yourself or others.
Here’s what should be in it.

 A first aid instruction book to guide you in an emergency

 Basics like adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic cream and
 Medication for stomach ailments like motion sickness, diarrhea and
 Anti-itch lotion or cream
 Chemical ice packs
 Medical tools such as tweezers, scissors, gloves and cotton swabs
 Clean towels to stop bleeding or wrap ice
 Bottled water to rinse wounds
 Butterfly bandages to close open wounds
 Splint material to stabilize a broken bone
 Bandages to wrap a wrist or ankle
 Eye drops in case you get a substance in your eye
 Burn cream or ointment