A first aid kit is a must for every home. It has been found that at least ⅓ of all accidents happen at home, resulting in over 21 million medical visits each year. A well equipped first aid kit can help you assess and treat injuries such as scrapes, cuts, sprains, burns, and more. Click To Tweet In a true emergency, having the right first aid supplies could even mean the difference between life and death.
Staying Safe: Basic First Aid Supplies
A well-stocked kit can help you respond when common injuries occur. You can purchase a first aid kit that is already put together or piece it together on your own, but you need to make sure the following items are in your home first aid kit:
- Adhesive Tape
- Antiseptic Wipes or Spray
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Rubber Tourniquet
- Aluminum Finger Splint
- Scissors and Tweezers
- Eyewash Solution
- Hand Sanitizer
- Surgical Mask
- Sterile Saline
- Petroleum Jelly
Medications for your First Aid Kit
These over the counter medications can come in handy when you are suffering at home from heartburn, an allergic reaction, minor cold, sunburn, or other ailments. If there is another medication or supplement that is used frequently at your house, it might be a good idea to add it to your first aid kit in case you run out.
- Aloe Vera
- Hydrocortisone Cream
- Pain Relievers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.)
- Cough and Cold Remedies
Other Emergency Items
Your first aid kit is a great place to store health-related information like medical histories and consents, as well as other items that might come in handy in a time of emergency.
- Emergency Contact Numbers
- Insect Repellant
- Medical Consent and History Forms
- Waterproof Matches
- First Aid Booklet
Keeping Your First Aid Kit Stocked
It is important to check your first aid kit regularly and restock it as needed. Check expiration dates on medications and be sure to replace items that have been used up, like adhesive bandages and gauze.
Safety Products & First Aid Supplies
Having a well-stocked first aid kit can help prepare you for minor and unexpected emergencies. Consider taking a first aid course with your family so you and your children can learn the correct ways of administering first aid and when it is needed.
Contact us to learn more about which first aid supplies need to be in your home first aid kit.