Following is a suggested list for a first aid kit. This is the standard used by other industries for emergency first aid treatment. The list for a Number 1 First Aid Kit contains enough material for up to nine people, and includes:

  1. 10 antiseptic cleansing towelettes, individually packaged
  2. 25 sterile adhesive dressings, individually packaged
  3. 10 – 10 centimeters x 10 centimeters sterile gauze pads, individually packaged
  4. 2 – 10 centimeters x 10 centimeters sterile compress dressings, with ties, individually packaged
  5. 2 – 15 centimeters x 15 centimeters sterile compress dressings, with ties, individually packaged
  6. 2 conform gauze bandages – 75 millimeters wide
  7. 3 cotton triangular bandages
  8. Detol or wound cleaning solution
  9. Small cut antiseptic ointment
  10. Rash powder
  11. Eye/skin wash
  12. Spray for burns
  13. 5 safety pins – assorted sizes
  14. 1 pair of scissors
  15. 1 pair of tweezers
  16. 1 – 25 millimeters x 4.5 meters of adhesive tape
  17. 1 crepe tension bandage – 75 millimeters wide
  18. 1 resuscitation barrier device with a one-way valve
  19. 4 pairs of disposable surgical gloves
  20. 1 first aid instructional manual (condensed)
  21. 1 inventory of kit contents
  22. 1 water proof waste bag

Article contributed by Michael Francis, michael_francis_us [at] yahoo.com

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