First Aid

To make first aid kit is very important as it comes handy at the time of emergency. It is the complete set of medicines and bandages that provides you first aid in an emergency. The first aid kit has to be very well kept and should be very easy to be accessed at the time of emergency.

The first aid kit to be used at the time of emergency should have all the important tools that are required at the time of emergency. You should be able to use it at the time when disasters strike as tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes etc and any other kind of emergency, before one can actually use the medical aid.

Be very sure to keep your first aid kit in a safe and secure location. It should be well accessed after the strike of the emergency situation. Your job does not end as you make a first aid kit for yourself. There are some more jobs too to be done by you. You have to rotate all the first aid supplies in the kit to keep all of them new and fresh. You have to be especially very sure when the first aid kit is kept in your vehicle. This is mainly due to the reason that the exposure to heat may make the shelf life of the first aid supplies short.

We recommend here that you bring your first aid supplies up to date twice in a year. One basic rule of thumb is that you should refresh the kits quite often. Check for damaged bandages, expired medicines, ointments, syrups or creams and replace them at once.

The basic ingredients for the first aid at the time of emergency is –

  • Band-Aids
  • Antiseptic soap or alcohol preps or wipes
  • Antibiotic creams and ointment
  • Skin ointments
  • Tweezers
  • Moleskin
  • Ace bandages
  • Plastic bandages
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Extra large plastic bandages
  • Fingertip bandages
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Sterile bandage rolls
  • Spray bottle with bleach solution to disinfect
  • A thermometer in a strong case
  • Non-Aspirin pain reliever
  • Medicines for diseases like cold and diarrhea
  • Prescriptions in original packages and medications
  • When hiking in the isolated fields, take ace bandage, tape, space blanket and bandages in the first aid kit.
  • For eye first aid kits, it should have the lens prescription, extra glasses in solid protective case and required medicines and solutions.
  • Extra medicines and prescriptions for the family members including children and other age-specific criteria over counter medicines.
  • Antibiotic
  • Diarrhea medication
  • Eye drops
  • Ear and nose drops
  • Insect repellent
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Latex gloves
  • Surgical mask
  • Gauze pads
  • Cotton swabs
  • Adhesive tape
  • Tongue depressors
  • Triangular bandage for a sling
  • Splint material
  • Instant heat and cold packs
  • Skin disinfectant spray
  • Cold and cough medicine