Monday, May 2, 2016

Anatomy of a First Aid Kit

By Rose Kreller of Midwest Medical Waste, Inc.

A well-stocked first aid kit is a handy thing to have to be prepared for emergencies. Some quick suggestion for first aid kits include:
  • Keep a first aid kit in your home and your car.
  • Carry a first aid kit with you when away from home or car.
  • Know where to find the first aid kit.
  • Know the location of first aid kits at your workplace.

First aid kits can be purchased already put together or you can make one yourself. Be sure your kit has all the items you might need. The Red Cross recommends that all first aid kits include the following:
  • Absorbent Compress Dressings
  • Adhesive Band Aids
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Aspirin
  • Blanket
  • CPR Breathing Barrier
  • First Aid Booklet
  • Flashlight
  • Instant Cold Compress
  • Medical Tape
  • Non-Latex Gloves
  • Roller Gauze Bandages
  • Scissors
  • Sterile Gauze Pads
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers
This first aid kit can be purchased through the Red Cross online.

Also include personal items such as medications, emergency phone numbers and other items your healthcare provider might suggest.

Check the kit regularly for expiration dates and battery life.

Midwest Medical Waste, Inc.
PO Box 416
Manhattan, KS 66505
Office: 785-539-MEDI (6334)
Toll Free: 855-631-MEDI (6334)

No comments:

Post a Comment