Friday, 30 January 2015

A First Aid kit should be the first thing you pack!

When traveling there are many things one needs to consider and plan. One thing that should be packed and ready before you even decide on a location is a First Aid kit. Every person should carry around a small on the go First Aid kit for everyday situations such as a blister, scratch, sore or even a splinter. We never know what life could be throwing our way so it is a very good idea to have a handy First Aid kit with you at all times.

As everyday life brings new and different challenges every single day, here is a check list of things you should keep handy every single day and a different list of things you should pack whenever you go on holiday.

Day to Day First Aid Kits should include:
     ·         CLEAN:
o   Antiseptic Solution (Like Hydrogen Peroxide)
o   Antiseptic Wipes or Alcohol Wipes
o   Gloves (Non-latex)
     ·         TREAT:
o   Antibiotic Treatment
o   Anti-itch Treatment (Like Hydro-cortisone 1% Cream)
o   Disposable Instant Cold Packs
o   Pain Reliever (Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen)
     ·         PROTECT:
o   Adhesive Bandages (Multiple Sizes)
o   Adhesive Tape (Waterproof or Cloth)
o   Sterile Gauze Pads (Large and Small)
o   Rolled Gauze
     ·         ACCESSORIES:
o   Scissors
o   Tweezers
o   Small Flashlight
o   First Aid Guide
o   Thermometer
o   Splint

Travel First Aid Kits should include:
     ·         CLEAN:
o   Antiseptic Solution (Like Hydrogen Peroxide)
o   Antiseptic Wipes or Alcohol Wipes
o   Gloves (Non-latex)
     ·         TREAT:
o   Antibiotic Treatment
o   Anti-itch Treatment (Like Hydro-cortisone 1% Cream)
o   Disposable Instant Cold Packs
o   Pain Reliever (Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen)
o   Oral Re-hydration Salts (Drip Drop hydration powder)
o   Anti-Diarrhea Tablets
o   Water Purification Tablets
o   Cold Relief Capsules (Flusin)
o   Motion Sickness
o   Quick Clot
o   Butterfly Closures
o   Antihistamine
o   Throat Lozenges
o   Multivitamin
o   Blister patches
o   Eye Lubricant Drops
     ·         PROTECT:
o   Adhesive Bandages (Multiple Sizes)
o   Strip Bandages (Multiple Sizes)
o   Adhesive Tape (Waterproof or Cloth)
o   Sterile Gauze Pads (Large and Small)
o   Rolled Gauze
o   Moleskin
     ·         ACCESSORIES:
o   Safety Pins
o   Scissors
o   Tweezers
o   Small Flashlight
o   First Aid Guide
o   Thermometer
o   Splint
o   Syringes
o   Insect repellent
o   Ear plugs
o   Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
o   Needles
o   A mosquito-proof Bed Net

I know it might seem like a long and daunting list, but when faced with the situation you will have the necessary equipment to save a life. The best advice I could offer is that you buy an already made up First Aid Kit and add the things you don’t have to it. Every time you use something from the kit, it’s a smart idea to the replenish it and keep all medicines up to date and watch their expiry dates. A hard shell box/bag is the best option for your equipment as everything needs to stay clean and sterile.


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