First Aid Kits come in many sizes and shapes, and vary in their contents. The American Red Cross recommends keeping a first aid kit in the home, car, work place, and where you have access to one. In addition to your work vehicle or school, campers, hunters, fishermen, and hikers understand how important it is to be prepared in the event of an emergency. The value of a properly maintained first aid kit could save a life.
The First Aid Kit should include:
- a contact list with names and contact numbers (to include family members and doctors)
- medications and a list of those medications
- hygiene kit
- flashlight (with extra batteries)
- replenish the first aid kit’s contents regularly
The First Aid Kit could include:
- food or food bars
- water or water pouches
- warmth (space, thermal blanket)
- sewing kit
- oral thermometer (non-mercury/not glass)
- over the counter medicines (cough medicine, ibuprofen, iodide)
The size of the first aid kit generally will dictate its contents. The smaller the size, the less the kit contains. If you carry your lunch (do people still carry their lunch?), you may keep a small kit with it or in your purse. The mid-size first aid kits are the best value for small and medium size families or groups. Following the American Red Cross’s recommendations closely, our 183 Piece and 10 Person First Aid Kits provide comprehensive injury protection.
Recommended First Aid Kit Contents
|20 – Adhesive Bandage 3″ x 3/4″||4 – Examination Gloves|
|20 – Adhesive Bandage 3″ x 1″||6 – First Aid Cream|
|2 – Knuckle Bandage||1 – Tweezers|
|2 – Fingertip Bandage||6 – Burn Cream|
|2 – Butterfly Closure||6 – Sting Relief Pads|
|1 – Roll Tape||10 – Alcohol Pads|
|2 – Triangular Bandage w/safety pins||20 – Antiseptic Towelettes|
|1 – Trauma Pad (5 x 9)||1 – First Aid Guide|
|2 – Gauze Pad 4″ x 4″||10 – Cotton Tip Applicators|
|4 – Gauze Pad 3″ x 3″||1 – Lancet (Splinter Removers)|
|4 – Gauze Pad 2″ x 2″||1 – Gauze Roll 2″|
The larger size first aid kits provide maximum contents in a minimal space, a must have for auto shops, and small businesses. Purchase a well-made kit for your home, auto, work or activity and know it will be a part of your emergency disaster preparedness supplies. Larger first aid kits include filtration masks, cold compresses and much more. Two shelf, three shelf and four shelf first aid cabinets are also available. Leaders in the emergency disaster industry designed these first aid kits, which are an inexpensive first aid preparedness for offices, factory floors, warehouses and shops.
So the next time you use a utility knife, during a major ice-storm and cut the tip of your finger off, you will have the necessary first aid on hand. Sure beats the paper towel and electrical tape idea.
Prepare for the future, today, and have a safe tomorrow.