While I was getting ready for a high school game this afternoon, I managed to slice my finger up pretty good. I didn’t notice until I saw my hand all bloody. Turns out I cut a pretty good chunk out of my knuckle.
Well, I grabbed my first aid kit and went to grab a bandage to patch it up. No dice.
The first aid kit had all sorts of good stuff, but no BandAids were left.
That kit was practically useless at that point … all the alcohol swabs, butterfly bandages, and gauze pads were useless.
I ended up having to use a (clean) rag to stop the bleeding. Definitely suboptimal. A half hour later it was mostly stopped.
Lesson learned? Check the first aid kits more often. Right now we look every year or so, and that obviously needs to move up to every couple months.
When was the last time you checked your first aid kits? Do you check often enough?