What Should We Need to Keep In First Aid Box?

First Aid Box

The importance of having a perfectly curated and ready at hand first aid kit cannot ever be overstated. A First Aid Box is a necessity that is universal in nature- everyone, everywhere can need one in case of emergencies that can occur at any time.

On a day to day basis, you should at least make sure that a first aid kit is present at your residence, vehicle and at your workplace. It is not a bad idea to carry a mini first aid box around at all times either.

So, let us guide you towards making and using a proper first aid kit. To start with, let’s discuss the most essential things that every first aid kit must contain.

TOOLS should be in First Aid Box

  1. Bandages- of the following types:

bandages used

    • Elastic Wrap Bandage
    • Strips of Bandages of various sizes; including the Butterfly type.
    • Non-stick bandages that are sterilized.
    • Gauze bandages of all sizes
    • Crepe Rolled Bandage
    • Triangular Bandage
    • Adhesive Bandages (Band-Aid)
  1. Cotton- in the following types:
    • Cotton Balls
    • Cotton Swabs
  1. Sterile Disposable Gloves
  2. sterlite gloves

  3. Eye Pads/ Patches
  4. Adhesive tapes, safety pins, duct tape and a pair of small scissors
  5. Small bulb suction instrument
  6. A manual or guide listing proper first aid practices.
  7. A list of emergency contact numbers and health details of patients including blood group and other important details (allergies, etc)
  8. A handy torchlight.

 

MEDICINES for First Aid Box

Miscellaneous but compulsory in First Aid Box-

  1. Antiseptic General Solution, Antiseptic Hand Sanitizing Solution, Eye Wash Solution and basic lubricant or petroleum jelly.
  2. Antibiotic ointment or gel.
  3. Pain Relievers: acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen
  4. Paracetamol
  5. Anti-allergy medication-
    • Antihistamines
    • Epi Pen or other self-injectors containing epinephrine
    • Hydrocortisone cream
  1. Calamine Lotion for the sudden onset dry skin.
  2. Aloe Vera for mild burns
  3. Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for diarrhea.
  4. Glucose- for emergency use especially if you have a diabetic patient at home.

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