How to Put a Useful First Aid Kit Together
Whether you think you do or not, you need a first aid kit within spitting distance. It’s just one of those things that you never think you need until disaster strikes. Don’t let it get to that point, avoid catastrophe by keeping a simple, all-purpose first aid kit at home and at work. You can get advice on what to have in a first aid kit and where to get it from at an organisation like First Aid Management. If you are the owner or manager of a business with employees, it is probably advisable to put at least one of your employees through a first aid training course, so that you are seen to be a responsible employer and won’t be liable for negligence.
Putting a first aid kit together is easy. It doesn’t have to be huge or complicated, just having a few of the basic things in there will make a big difference. Here are a couple of basics that you should have in your kit: sterile adhesive bandages in different sizes, butterfly bandages, narrow adhesives to hold dressings in place, sterile gauze pads, absorbent cotton, roller bandages, cotton swabs, a thermometer, eye drops, anti-itch cream, syrup of ipecac can be useful to induce vomiting if a poisonous substance has been swallowed, antiseptic ointment or spray, a notebook and a pencil, the medical records of all of your family or colleagues including names and phone numbers for doctors, a bottle of water, rubber gloves, a towel, an icepack and heat pack, scissors and a needle, antihistamine and antidiarrheal, and a simple pain reliever.
These are simply suggestions though, you should always tailor your first aid kit to your needs.
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