Medical kits for remote areas
Using your kit
The authorised person is legally responsible for the safe storage and use of the medical kit.
You should talk to a doctor before giving medicines from your kit. Keep the contact details of your supervising doctor or the nearest medical centre nearby.
Non-prescription medicines such as Panadol and Ventolin inhalers may be used without medical advice. Kit items should not replace your personal supply.
If you can't contact a doctor in an emergency, you may give a prescription medicine without medical advice.
In this case, you must report to your supervising doctor in writing by fax or email within seven days. You must give the following details:
- name of patient
- what drug was given and amount used
- the time and date the drug was given
- name of person responsible for the kit
- name and signature of person giving the drug.
Last updated: 12 October 2020
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