What contents should I put in my home first aid kit? list of first aid contents

First aid kits are a necessity in every home and should be easily accessible at all times. Before stocking your kit you should look at the container itself and make sure it is durable, easy to open, and large enough to fit everything you need to stock.

A home first aid kit should include most of these items:

  • First-aid manual
  • Sterile gauze
  • Adhesive tape
  • Adhesive bandages in several sizes
  • Elastic bandage
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Soap
  • Antibiotic cream (triple-antibiotic ointment)
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Hydrocortisone cream (1%)
  • Aspirin (not recommended for children under age 12)
  • Prescription medications (if needed)
  • Tweezers
  • Sharp scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Cold packs
  • Calamine lotion
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Thermometer
  • Protective Gloves (vinyl gloves or latex gloves)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Emergency phone numbers

Check the kits regularly and replace used items.

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