You’re playing a little pick-up ball with the guys and one of you’re buddies comes down awkwardly from a rebound. Hits his head. There’s blood and he’s unconscious. Someone calls 911 from their cell, but what do you do in the meantime? You’ve got a first aid kit in the house, but do you know what to use, and how to use it? The Intelligent First Aid kit can “talk” you through until the pros arrive.
Designed by a medical professional, the field- and classroom-tested kit contains individual packets with specific instructions and supplies for a number of injuries, including Shock, Head & Spine, Bites & Stings, Bleeding, Bone, Breathing & CPR, Burns, Eye and Basic first aid. (I see they don’t have a packet for Legal Advice.)
Each color-coded packet comes with the supplies typically used to treat that injury, no digging around looking for bandages or ice packs, and a card with illustrated instructions. Since you’ll probably need both hands to treat your injured buddy, pressing the button on the card activates a sound chip inside, similar to the one in the card you gave your grandmother that “sang” happy birthday to her. The voice on the chip can guide even the most untrained guy step-by-step on how to handle the problem. You can hear some sample instructions by clicking here.
The kit also comes with a flashlight/booklight, should the injured be inconsiderate enough to get hurt after dark, and a guidebook with first aid instructions for additional medical emergencies, like choking, frost bite, heatstroke and asthma. And you can buy individual packs to replace the ones you use.
Since the Intelligent First Aid kit is designed for institutional or workplace use, there’s two smaller versions available for individuals as well. A travel kit that includes the Basics, Breathing, Bleeding, and Shock packs; and one for home use with Basics, Bleeding, Bone, and Bites & Stings packs. Each comes with a guidebook and room to add three more packs of your choice, for you truly accident prone.
$129.99 – Intelligent First Aid talking kit
$39.99 each – Safe Traveler kit and Safe at Home kit
$6.49-$9.69 – Replacement Packs