The Disclaimer for this section applies to this article. Reminder - First Aid 101: a dressing is made to go directly on an open wound, and should, therefore, be sterile. A bandage is used to hold a dressing in place. Adaptic 'burn' dressings. Description: ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing is a primary dressing made of knitted cellulose acetate fabric and impregnated with a specially formulated petrolatum emulsion. It is designed to help protect the wound while preventing the dressing from adhering to the wound. Suggestion: 5 x 9 in pad. At least 6, a dozen is better. (see discussion) Non-adherent gauze pads. Description: Vendor specific, should be: Sterile Absorbent non-woven pad with non-stick formulation that will not stick to wound. (Typically a Nylon / Polyester Blend) For use with lightly draining wounds. Individually wrapped in easy-to-peel package to help maintain sterile state Single Use Suggestion: 1 box (dozen count) in 3x3 or 4x4 and one box (dozen count) of 5 x 9 - sometimes called a sponge. (see dissuasion) Kerlix rolled gauze: Description: This rolled gauze offers quick and easy application when wrapping a limb or wound on the head. It also has excellent conformability to mold to the wound bed. An added benefit to the Kerlix™ Gauze is its unique crinkle-weave pattern. The 6-ply crinkle weave adds loft and bulk to be soft and gentle at the wound site. The cotton weave is breathable and absorbent to wick exudate from the wound. All Kerlix™ Gauze Rolls have finished edges to control the cotton from fraying. Useful to protect would site. Suggestion: 3 rolls of both 3 and 4 inch x 4 (or more) yards. (see discussion) Hydrogel silver antimicrobial self-activating wound gel (Active Ingredients: Silver Chloride) (several different brands are on the market. Several small containers are better than a single, large container) 0.5 oz tube is preferred. NOTE - shop around! as prices very wildly based on Vendor, location and outlet.) Description: This is an antimicrobial gel with silver as the active ingredient. It is formulated to offer broad spectrum protection against bacteria and provide a long ‘activity life’ that lasts up to three days Normally is a non-stinging, non-staining barrier that helps hydrate the wound area for ideal wound management. Suggestion: A total of 1 dot 5 oz, however you purchase. For nearly all wound management, not just burns. By now you are asking - why thins? Last weekend I managed to (stupidly) burn parts of both legs and my hand with scalding hot (green) tea. My stupidity, and laziness led to an entirely preventable injury. BTW - I now carry my morning tea in a vacuum flask.. I was able to examine the situation, and provide treatment at home as I had the items listed above in my home FAK.. If you regularly cook over a campfire, you would be well advised to have these in your camp FAK. That and keep a 5 gallon bucket of clean, cold water at the fireside. Bit of a sidetrack here. Why did I treat at home and not head to the local ER/Doc in the Box? Rule of 9s for burns. (Note - In children, adjust percents because they have proportionally larger heads (up to 20%) and smaller legs (13% in infants) than adults Lund-Browder diagrams improve the accuracy of the % TBSA for children. Palmar hand surface is approximately 1% TBS See https://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/burns.htm for full criteria documentation. Once you get over 9% affected area, as 1st burn and 3% for 2nd degree burn area - seek immediate professional care ALWAYS seek professional care for 3rd dghree burns, no matter the size. . I had minimal 2nd degree burns, of less than 1% (actually, a bit less than the surface area of one palm) The areas were cooled with cold tap water - NOT ice water - and allowed to dry. Initial pain control was via cold water soaked dressings. Once the blisters broke, the area was dressed with an Adaptic pad, covered in turn by a non-adherent bad - both light held in place with rolled gauze. On dry two, called the telephone accessed Registered Nurse to confirm progress, double check my treatment plan going forward and to describe what symptoms would cause me to seek professional care. Ongoing pain management is via OTC product, when required. Back on topic - because I had these items on hand (I'm a bachelor for the week, DW is out of town) I had more options available to me that might have otherwise been possible. This also saved a trip to the local store for supplies, and possible additional pain/exposure to contaminants. . Side note - I was a licensed EMT for several years and worked an ER for 8 years - thus TRAINING and Experience should drive the choice between home care vs use of Professional (expensive) health care provider. These items are like what many may have in their FAK, but these listed items provide a bit of specialization. I hope you found this informative.