What to Put in a First Aid Kit
Keep a first aid kit readily available in your home, cottage, automobile, boat, work place, and recreation area. Store it in a dry place and replace used and outdated contents regularly. In addition, the first aid kit should contain the following items.
- Emergency telephone numbers for EMS, the poison control centre, and person physicians. Include the home and office phone numbers of family members, friends, or neighbors who can help.
- Sterile gauze pads in small and large squares to place over wounds.
- Adhesive tape.
- Roller and triangular bandages to hold dressings in place or to make an arm sling.
- Safety pins.
- Ice bag or chemical ice pack.
- Disposable gloves such as surgical or examination gloves.
- Flashlist, with extra batteries in a separate bag.
- Antiseptic wipes or soap.
- Pencil and pad.
- Emergency blanket.
- Eye patches.
- Barrier devices i.e. pocket mask or face shield and gloves.
- Coins for pay phone.
- First aid manual.