Having the right items in your first aid kit is vital for dealing with mishaps and minor injuries as and when they occur.
How Should I Store My First Aid Kit?
First aid kits tend to get put together, stored in an obscure corner of the home and then forgotten about - which is far from ideal when an accident occurs. Keep it stored in a cool dry place in a kitchen or bathroom cabinet which is easily accessible and identifiable to any family member. Having a complete first aid kit in your house and a mini one in your car will ensure you can always draw upon a plaster, some tweezers or anything else you could need.... On that note, what exactly do you need?
A standard first aid kit may include:
- Plasters in a selection of assorted shapes and sizes.
- Wound dressings in small, medium and large sizes.
- Triangular bandage for creating slings
- Crêpe rolled bandages for sprains and strains
- Disposable medical gloves
- A packet of safety pins
- Adhesive Tape
- 2-4 sterile eye dressings
- Distilled water for cleaning wounds
- Eye wash and eye bath
- Alcohol-free wound wipes
- Antiseptic cream
- Hydrocortisone skin cream
- Insect bite relief spray/cream
- Paracetamol or equivalent (always read the label for dosage and minimum age range)
- Cough medicine
- Antihistamine tablets
Looking for a pre-packed first aid kit? SHD supply a wide range of different purpose made kits in different sizes along with a range of extra items to add to your first aid inventory. You can view our full range of first aid kit products here.