First Aid Kit

Jocelyne Pasman

A first aid kit should contain the following

  • Emergency telephone numbers for EMS, your regional poison centre, and personal physicians.
    Include the home and office numbers of people who can help.
  • Sterile gauze pads (dressings), in small and large squares to place over wounds
    (for 250 people, 48 each of 3", 4", and 2"
  • Adhesive tape
  • Roller and triangular bandages to hold dressings in place or to make an arm sling
    (for 250, 12 triangulars, and 8 rolls each of 2" and 4" gauze)
  • Adhesive bandages in assorted sizes (100 plastic and 100 elastoplast
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Safety pins
  • Ice bag or chemical ice pack
  • Disposable gloves (BTW, throw these out when they start to yellow)
  • Flashlight, with extra batteries in a separate bag
  • Antiseptic wipes or soap
  • Pencil and pad
  • Emergency blanket
  • Syrup of ipecac
  • Eye patches
  • Thermometer
  • Coins for pay phone
  • First aid manual
  • To this basic list, I have also added:

  • Kling bandage
  • Pressure dressings
  • Splint and splint padding
  • Ziploc bags (a million uses)
  • Glucose tablets (we have diabetics)
  • Epipen (6 anaphylactics on site)

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