First Aid First
A well-stocked first aid kit is an important item to have on hand in case of an emergency. Knowing how to use the supplies in your first aid kit can help you save a life. Here are some tips and essential first aid kit items to ensure you’re prepared for emergencies:
1. Make sure your first aid kit is stocked with essential supplies, including bandages, gauze, tape, scissors, and a first aid manual.
The American Red Cross recommends you include these items in your first aid kit:
2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
5 antiseptic wipe packets
2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
1 emergency blanket
1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
1 instant cold compress, also found within our First Aid Kit
2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
1 3 in. gauze roll (roller) bandage
1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
5 3 in. x 3 in. sterile gauze pads
5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass), also within the Deluxe All Purpose First Aid Kit
2 triangular bandages
Emergency First Aid guide
2. Learn how to use the supplies in your first aid kit.
3. Make sure everyone in your family knows how to use the supplies in the first aid kit.
4. Keep your first aid kit in a convenient location so it’s easy to access in an emergency.
The better prepared you are for an emergency, the better off you will be. Knowing how to use the supplies in your first aid kit can help save a life. Make sure your first aid kit is fully stocked.
Here is a great First Aid Kit to purchase :