Stocking Your First Aid Kit

When life’s unexpected accidents happen, are you ready? Do you have a first aid kit with everything you might need?

What should be in your first aid kit?

  • Bandages and Band-Aids for cuts
  • Burn cream
  • Gauze
  • Tweezers to remove splinters
  • Ice pack for burns or swelling
  • Aspirin or other pain relief medicine
  • Antibiotic ointment and antiseptic for cleaning wounds and preventing infection
  • An oral thermometer to check for fever
  • Safety gloves in case of blood
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You don’t need medical training to help in case of a minor injury. Being prepared and having the proper tools can help with minor cuts, bruises or burns. You should keep a first aid kit in your home and in your car. Check it periodically to make sure it’s fully stocked.

Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://onlinenursing.regiscollege.edu/msn-to-doctor-of-nursing-practice/a-nurses-guide-to-first-aid-tips/