First Aid Kit Essentials

What You Should Have in Your First Aid Kit

Adhesive Bandages in a Variety of Sizes

This is for cuts or wounds that need to be covered or protected. The variety of sizes is important because cuts or wounds can vary depending the severity.

Sterile Gauze Pads in Various Sizes and Cloth Adhesive Tape

The gauze pads are for if someone is bleeding and in various sizes because it depends on the extent of the wound. The cloth adhesive tape is to hold the gauze pads if needed.

Latex-Free Disposable Gloves

These are to protect your hands from bodily fluids. Like: blood, vomit, puss, etc. These also protect you from diseases and infections.

Tweezers

The tweezers are for taking small fragments out of a person's body, such as splinters.

Thermometer

The thermometer is for take someone's temperature. The safest kind is a digital one. A person's temperature is vital in some situations. A person can get hypothermia or can over heat. Hypothermia is when someone has a low body temperature.

Neosporin or Triple-Antibiotic Ointment

The neosporin is for the protection of the cuts or other wounds. You put it on an adhesive bandage and put the bandage on for full protection.

Antiseptic Wipes

The wipes are for cleaning out cuts or other wounds so they don't get infected. An infection can be deadly so these are key.

Current Antihistamines and Aspirin

These are used for pain relief. Pain relief is important because takes your mind off the pain and makes it easier to focus on more important tasks.

First-Aid Instructions

The instructions are important because you might not how to use something in your first aid kit. In the first aid kit, everything is important and knowing how to use the resources is very important.