Assembling a First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first-aid kit is important for treating minor injuries at home or outside. You can purchase a first aid kit or make your own. Keep your supplies in a sturdy, clear plastic box or in a soft-sided bag so you can see what’s inside. Find a list of supplies to put in your first aid kit and more info here.

Suggested Items to Put in a First Aid Kit

Suggested item – specialized item may be necessary based on regional first aid needs. First aid kits should be available in vehicles, homes, and child care centers.

  • Durable case or bag.
  • Emergency phone numbers/coins/phone card – used in an emergency to assist with remembering important contact information.
  • Gloves – to protect rescuer against bloodborne pathogens.
  • Ventilation barriers – used to protect rescuer against disease transmission.
  • Large absorbent dressings; various sizes – used to help stop bleeding.
  • Sterile gauze pads; various sizes – used to help stop bleeding and dress wounds.
  • Clinging rolled bandages; various sizes; – used to dress wounds.
  • Adhesive bandages; various sizes – used to dress wounds.
  • Adhesive tape – used to dress wounds.
  • Nonadherent, dry pads – used to dress burn wounds.
  • Sterile bandages of various sizes.
  • Triangular bandages – used to immobilize dislocations and fractures.
  • Sterile cotton – used to dress wounds.
  • Cotton tipped swabs – used to clean wounds.
  • Bandage scissors – use to cut bandages and patient apparel.
  • Tongue depressors – to check vital signs during illness assessment; could also be used as splinting material for finger dislocations and fractures.
  • Tweezers – to assist in removing foreign material.
  • Needle – to assist in removing foreign material.
  • Safety pins – to attach and secure bandages.
  • Penlight – for light and to use as an examination tool.
  • Oral thermometer – to measure temperature as a vital sign.
  • Squeeze bottle of water – for hydration and patients with heatstroke; burns, eye, or wound wash.
  • Splints – to immobilize dislocations and fractures.
  • Emergency blanket – for warmth; to cover patients with shock.
  • Cold packs – For bruises, strains, sprains, eye injuries, stings and dislocations, and fractures.
  • Hot packs – for venomous bites and stings.
  • Vinegar – to neutralize stinging cells of jellyfish.
  • Large Plastic bag – use to dispose of gloves and medical waste; may be used in lieu of actual gloves as a barrier.
  • Small paper cups – for drinking and to cover eye injuries.

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