What Your First Aid Kit Should Have

Most people today underestimate the importance of learning first aid. They are too complacent that there are hospitals and doctors accessible. But the truth is, regardless of what your standing in life is or where you live; learning how to conduct first aid is essential and could potentially save someone’s life. However, knowing how to conduct first aid is not effective if you do not have the tools necessary to conduct them. Learning basic first aid does not end with just reading books or online resources about how to conduct them perfectly.

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit (image: freedigitalphotos.net)

It is also paramount that you have a first aid kit which consists of tools which can aid you in conducting one. Your first aid kit should at least have the following items readily available:

  • Gauze Pads – gauze is generally made out of cotton. This is often used to dress up wounds since other fabrics may stick to the burn or laceration.
  • Gauze Roller Bandage – This is also generally used for dressing up wounds but they are more elastic, absorbent and breathable.
  • Adhesive Bandages –This works well if pressure is required to keep the blood from spreading. They are waterproof and durable.
  • Wound Cleaning Agents – This could be saline which is also used to clean wounds, soap, antiseptic sprays which help prevent infections and many more.
  • Scissors – A necessary tool when you are cutting bandages and or stitching wounds.
  • Resuscitation Equipment – Pocket masks, face shield, bag valve masks, Stethoscope, Sphygmomanometer and many more.
  • Tweezers – It has a similar function with the scissors though it is often used to cut stitches which the scissor is unable to due to its size.

Having these tools and the knowledge to conduct first aid will eventually be rewarding. Who knows, the next life you save would be yours.


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9 Responses to “What Your First Aid Kit Should Have”

  1. Mai Flores says:

    I should really take this by heart, as I only bring with me my usual alcohol and bandaids. 🙁

  2. Food Diary says:

    Thank you for this very informative post. Will definitely get me one soon.

  3. Stef says:

    Great tips in this post. Thank you for reminding me to have a complete first aid kit. =)

  4. arcee says:

    a real must-have! thanks for this informative post.

  5. Marie says:

    Thank you! I’ve been meaning to pack a kit for myself especially when the kids and I go out. I basically have none of these in my bag 🙁

  6. rachelle says:

    I never get to practice bringing a first aid kit especially when traveling. Even at home, we just buy those things when need arises. i guess it’s really time to make this a necessity.

  7. Argee says:

    I think everyone should learn first aid and have a first aid kit in their homes, cars and offices 🙂

    First aid can really save lives. And it’s important to know first aid especially when there are calamities and disasters.

  8. Yani says:

    We have it at home and in the office. Highly important to have this kit!

  9. Eugene says:

    The one we have only had the usual stuff; bandages, bandages, and antiseptic. I think we should get a new one soon

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