Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Aquaponic Farmer
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

A First Aid Kit Should Include:

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Whether you plan to buy a ready-made First Aid Kit or put one together yourself, it’s a good idea to cross-reference the items contained within (or those which you plan to procure) with other recommended lists of the First Aid items that should be included.

The American Red Cross recommends that all First Aid Kits (for a family of four) include the following items:

First Aid Kit Items List

2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
5 antiseptic wipe packets
2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
1 blanket (‘space blanket’)
1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
1 instant cold compress
2 pair of non-latex gloves (size: large)
2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
1 Scissors
1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)
5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
1 Oral thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass)
2 triangular bandages
1 Tweezers
1 First aid instruction booklet


Additional Items For First Aid Kit

Include any personal items such as medications.

Keep a note inside containing emergency phone numbers (your doctor, hospital, emergency contacts…).

A inventory list of the First Aid Kit contents so you can resupply later if items are used.

Check the kit regularly for expiration dates and refill any supplies that have been used.

Consider keeping a small LED flashlight inside the kit.

Pain relievers and fever reducer. Depending on your preferences and medical conditions, consider keeping any of the following – Acetaminophen for fever and pain, Ibuprofen for muscle pain, and Aspirin for fever and pain (Aspirin not for children under 15).


Reader input regarding additional items /thoughts for a First Aid Kit

(From previous comments)

Take a First Aid course
Know CPR
Allergy medications
Sutures, syringes and lidocaine to stitch cuts
Eye wash, eye drops
Rehydration pack
Blister band aids
Burn gel
Burn bandages
Quik Clot(for major bleeding wound)
Super Glue – medical grade of cyanoacrylate
What do you think? Any further suggestions regarding a First Aid Kit?

MEDICAL KIT – 30 Things you should have in your Medical First Aid Kits

Survival First Aid – What To Do When Bitten By A Snake After The SHTF

Personal Hygiene First Aid

Home Remedies for Allergies

6 Ways To Limit Spread Of Cold Or Flu Germs From A Sick Person

16 Of Nature’s Best Natural Pain Killers

A Survivalist’s Introduction to CPR – Survival MD

Survival MD – Introduction To Survival MD

How to Build a Proper Survival Kit

Herbal First Aid Remedies

20 Household Items That Double as Emergency First Aid

Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)

Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!

Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.

Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.