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
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Thermometer
  • 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.   

Post By Ed Mason