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It may be that you're working in a remote area or part of an outdoor pursuit centre. It may be necessary for you to keep medications. The sorts of medications you may carry would be painkillers; things like inhalers if someone's particularly got an asthma problem; maybe glucose if you've got someone who suffers from diabetes; aspirin, which can be used with heart attacks, problems within the cardiovascular system; and many other sorts of drugs that could be useful.

Now, with these you need to make sure that any drug that you do carry, that you know what it is, you have the instructions with you, and also the person who's receiving them has given you consent. You need to make sure this is all set down in your risk assessment. It may well be that in your first aid kit you would need to carry other drugs, which would be prescription medications. It's a good idea to keep these separate from the main first aid kit because you wouldn't want prescription drugs accidentally getting into the hands of the wrong person. In any case, where you are having to carry drugs on behalf of somebody else, make sure that they're whole treatment plan is documented, so you know exactly what drugs you've got and if they are given, you record the time and exactly how many the tablets were taken.

You also need to store medications in a dry container, because you need to make sure they don't get any water on them or if it's going to be crushed in a backpack or something like that, you want to make sure they don't get broken. Finally, it may be that medications are not allowed to be carried because of local rules or under any health and safety restrictions. If in doubt, make sure you find out exactly what the drug you have to carry on behalf of somebody is, and also whether you're actually allowed to carry it.