First Aid Kits, First aid Supplies

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During any emergency, it would be practical to have something that you can use at hand. This could save you ample time in providing first aid to any victim. At home or at work, it is best to have some items for first aid care. These items are what we call first aid supplies or first aid kit and may be place in a bag, or perhaps in a container that will enable us to carry said items to the site of the emergency or place in the medical cabinet at home.

In preparing this items, the settings should be considered. Assuming that you are having this first aid kits or first aid supplies for home use, then this would contain additional items such as personal medications other than the usual items for first aid. While in the workplace settings, this would contain items that most likely will be needed for the common problems encountered at work. (A furniture factory would probably stock on gauze and bandages for cuts and wounds).

In other words, first aid supplies are customized to your needs. There is no such thing as fixed supplies for first aid. However, certain items are recommended for stocking in every first aid supplies of first aid kit.

Common First aid Supplies:

  • Sterile Gauze Pads (4"x4")
  • Sterile Gauze Pads (2"x2")
  • Sterile Eye pads
  • Sterile Trauma pads (5"x9')
  • Sterile Trauma pads (8"x10")
  • Sterile Roller Gauze
  • Elastic Roller Bandage
  • Triangular Bandage
  • Adhesive strip bandage
  • Antiseptic swipes
  • Antibiotic ointments
  • Medical Exam Gloves
  • Splints (SAM Splints)
  • Cold Packs
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Barrier devices (pocket mask, face shield)
  • Waste bag (biohazard)
  • Burn ointment
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Flashlight

Bear in mind that the above mentioned items are sample items that are usually place inside the first aid kit or first aid supplies container. As mentioned, this can be customized depending on the setting that it is being prepared for. (For company settings it would be advisable to conduct a study or check the records of common problems encountered in the workplace and make an assessment of commonly used supplies to be added for supplies.


Expired drugs can cause poisoning. The first aider must insure that the medications given to any person or victim of accident is up to date. Failure to do so may be a ground for lawsuits most especially if damaged has occurred.

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