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What Should Go Inside a First Aid Kit?

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

It is imperative that any place of business or commercial property include one or more first aid kits. This means that you will be ready in the event of an injury or emergency.  You can find pre-made kits, but it can be more cost effective to put one together yourself.  What should go inside?


One of the many important category of items is bandages.  You should include many different sizes and types. You can never have too many, but some basic additions you can make are:

gauze pads of multiple sizes

gauze roller bandages

triangular bandages

adhesive bandages of multiple sizes


adhesive tape

Wound Preparation

Before the bandages go on, the injury should be tended to. This means your first aid kit should include tools for cleaning and stabilizing.  Typical cleaning agents like moistened towelettes or hydrogen peroxide are essential. Tweezers and scissors can help remove the debris or clothing from the area. 

Emergency Equipment

If possible, within the box or bag, you should also include an emergency kit. A blanket can be helpful in case of shock or if the injured person needs to be warmed up.  Resuscitation bags and pocket masks make CPR more sanitary.  Water bottles can also come in handy for both drinking and rinsing off.

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