Emergencies often happen unexpectedly, so it’s important to be prepared and take the steps necessary to insure you have the supplies you need in a medical situation. A simple first-aid kit that’s easily accessible and portable with all the essential items can make all the difference and prove to be indispensable for providing timely medical treatment. A good first aid kit should contain the following items.
- Roller and triangular bandages and band-aids
- Sterile dressings and gauze pads
- Instant cold packs
- Medical adhesive tape
- Medical tweezers
- Safety pins
- Surgical razor or scalpel
- Antiseptic alcohol wipes
- Latex gloves
- Antibiotic cream
- Suture kit or sterile disposable surgical stapler
- Emergency blanket
- First aid guide
Your first aid kit should contain any prescription drugs you may be taking. If have any severe allergies, keep an adrenaline injection pen that is easily accessible. Keep a first aid kit readily available in your home, car, and workplace. Store it in a dry place and make sure to replace used or outdated contents on a regular basis.