Assembling a First Aid Kit
Suggested item – specialized item may be necessary based on regional first aid needs. First aid kits should be available in vehicles, homes and child care centers.
- Durable case or bag.
- Emergency phone numbers/coins/phone card – used in an emergency to assist with remembering important contact information.
- Gloves – to protect rescuer against bloodborne pathogens.
- Ventilation barriers – used to protect rescuer against disease transmission.
- Large absorbent dressings; various sizes – used to help stop bleeding.
- Sterile gauze pads; various sizes – used to help stop bleeding and dress wounds.
- Clinging rolled bandages; various sizes; – used to dress wounds.
- Adhesive bandages; various sizes – used to dress wounds.
- Adhesive tape – used to dress wounds.
- Nonadherent, dry pads – used to dress burn wounds.
- Sterile bandages of various sizes.
- Triangular bandages – used to immobilize dislocations and fractures.
- Sterile cotton – used to dress wounds.
- Cotton tipped swabs – used to clean wounds.
- Bandage scissors – use to cut bandages and patient apparel.
- Tongue depressors – to check vital signs during illness assessment; could also be used as splinting material for finger dislocations and fractures.
- Tweezers – to assist in removing foreign material.
- Needle – to assist in removing foreign material.
- Safety pins – to attach and secure bandages.
- Penlight – for light and to used as an examination tool.
- Oral thermometer – to measure temperature as a vital sign.
- Squeeze bottle of water – for hydration and patients with heat stroke; burns, eye or wound wash.
- Splints – to immobilize dislocations and fractures.
- Emergency blanket – for warmth; to cover patients with shock.
- Cold packs – For bruises, strains, sprains, eye injuries, stings and dislocations and fractures.
- Hot packs – for venomous bites and stings.
- Vinegar – to neutralize stinging cells of jellyfish.
- Large Plastic bag – use to dispose of gloves and medical waste; may be used in lieu of actual gloves as a barrier.
- Small paper cups – for drinking and to cover eye injuries.
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