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WEST MARINE 5.0 Medical Kit

Model # 10209542Mfg # 2062-0008

$124.99

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Product Description

Our most comprehensive marine medical kit is designed for coastal cruising and longer voyages on vessels carrying up to eight people. Features include bandage scissors, eye-wash, and advanced wound care supplies, as well as basic first-aid, wound treatment, a SAM splint for limb injury, CPR/shock, and burn modules. Packed with the exclusive Easy Care First Aid Module System, this kit has all the supplies you need for medium-to-large boats, including fishing or commercial boats, carrying 1-8 people. Kit also includes A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Marine Medicine by Dr. Eric A. Weiss, MD and Dr. Michael Jacobs, MD. Contents meet or exceed ISAF Offshore Special Regulation 4.08 for monohulls and multihulls.

  • Intended Use: 10-day trips for 1-8 people
  • Number of Pieces: 172
  • Case Size/Material: 9-1/2" x 8" x 5-3/4", 420 denier nylon and 600 denier tarpaulin with durable water-resistant coating
  • Contents Organization Method: Waterproof storage bags organized by injury

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West Marine5.0 Marine Medical Kit
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Effective (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Emergency preparedness (6)
  • Quick fix (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (4), CPR trained (3), Novice first aid skills (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

NOT Waterproof -- $124 wasted

By Loon-a-Sea

from Gloucester, MA

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Not waterproof

    Best Uses

      Comments about 5.0 Marine Medical Kit:

      The product description clearly states that this item is packed in a water resistant case, and that the contents are packed in WATERPROOF storage bags. Here's exactly what the West Marine website says:

      "Case Size/Material: 9-1/2" x 8" x 5-3/4", 420 denier nylon and 600 denier tarpaulin with durable water-resistant coating
      Contents Organization Method: Waterproof storage bags organized by injury"

      Guess what? The storage bags are NOT WATERPROOF! My 5.0 first aid kit ended up sitting in a shallow puddle on my cabin sole after some rainwater got in, and it not only soaked through the outer "water resistant" nylon case, but each and every one of the so-called waterproof storage bags leaked, and the entire contents of the 5.0 kit was ruined. Everything -- never even used a single bandage out of the kit. $124 down the drain.

      These "waterproof storage bags" are nothing but the cheapest possible grade of imitation Zip-Loc bags, and they DO NOT KEEP WATER OUT!

      This is extremely disappointing. You would think that for the high cost of this item, West Marine wouldn't choose the "waterproof storage bags" as the place to save a few thousandths of a penny per kit.

      This is awful, and I would never recommend this item. Had I known that the "waterproof storage bags" were anything but, I could have saved $124 simply by putting each inside a kitchen-grade Zip-Loc bag. But it never occurred to me that I should need to do that, when the item description clearly states the bags are waterproof.

      If you already own this item, do yourself a favor now, and put a decent Zip-Loc bag around each of the storage bags already in the kit.

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      • Personal

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Essential part of the boat

      By NCMac

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Novice First Aid Skills, Parent

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Able to restock easily
      • Complete Kit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Emergency Preparedness
        • Outdoor Activities
        • Quick Fix

        Comments about 5.0 Marine Medical Kit:

        Having undergone an accident last year where a simple first aid kit was insufficient, I needed something that could assist if a significant injury occured again.

        The kit is exactly as described.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Also made by adventure medical

        By Richard

        from Lees Summit, MO

        About Me CPR Trained, Medical Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality components

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Emergency Preparedness
          • Outdoor Activities

          Comments about 5.0 Marine Medical Kit:

          This kit is also made by Adventure Medical (they make the larger kits). This one contains the face shield for mouth-to-mouth and the splints. The smaller ones don't have these components. So to me this was the best value and contains the important items that every boater should have. It doesn't matter if help is an hour away if someone stops breathing or has a broken bone.
          My wife is a Nurse Practitioner and a former ER nurse and thought the kit was excellent.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Most everything you could need.

          By PUP

          from Everett, WA

          About Me Novice First Aid Skills

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Promotes Healing
          • Safe
          • Takes up little space

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Emergency Preparedness
            • Long Term Use
            • Quick Fix

            Comments about 5.0 Marine Medical Kit:

            Very complete medical kit

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            • Personal

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Greta Way to Spend FSA Dollars

            By CaptPegLag

            from Manahawkin NJ

            About Me Novice First Aid Skills, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Emergency Preparedness

              Comments about 5.0 Marine Medical Kit:

              All in one kit

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              • Personal

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice kit

              By Paul

              from Lapeer, MI

              About Me CPR Trained, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Emergency Preparedness
                  • Quick Fix

                  Comments about 5.0 Marine Medical Kit:

                  Rather comprehensive kit for minor injuries. Even for minor things, it puts your passengers at ease to see that you took the "safety" issue seriously. Also contains reorder info so that you can keep it all up-to-date. If you take take several guests out on your boat at a time, you really should have a kit that contains more than one or two things. It's still only the size of my kids' lunch pail.

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                  • Personal

                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Not a need to have but a must have!

                  By Joe

                  from Great South Bay, Long Island

                  About Me CPR Trained, Parent

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Emergency Preparedness
                    • Quick Fix

                    Comments about 5.0 Marine Medical Kit:

                    Although USCG requirements stipulate the need for a first aid kit on board, as a weekend and cruising boater, a fully stocked first aid kit makes the difference between turning back or completing your trip.
                    - We used for simple cuts, scrapes, removing splinters
                    - The medicines were also used as dicated by a doctor when our son was ill on a week long cruise, he felt better the follwing day
                    - when someone fell off the dock, we had our kit with the CPR kit ready if needed

                    We have seen many boaters carry a few bandaid's in a plastic kit to meet requirments. It is a relatively small investment to have a more capable kit. Our first aid kit is always there and has been used numerous times this season, which leads to the overall reason why we boat. To have a safe and enjoyable time on the water.

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