What to Keep in Your First Aid Kit?

You should keep a first aid kit readily available in your home, car, boat, cottage and workplace. Store it in a dry place and replace used or outdated contents regularly.

A First Aid Should Contain the Following:

  1. Emergency telephone numbers for EMS/9-1-1, your local poison control centre and your personal doctors
  2. Home and office phone numbers for family members, friends or neighbours who can help
  3. Sterile gauze pads (dressings) in small and large squares to place over wounds
  4. Adhesive tape
  5. Roller and triangular bandages to hold dressings in place or to make an arm sling
  6. Adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  7. Scissors
  8. Tweezers
  9. Safety pins
  10. Instant ice packs
  11. Disposable non-latex gloves, such as surgical or examination gloves
  12. Flashlight with extra batteries in a separate bag
  13. Antiseptic wipes or soap
  14. Pencil and pad
  15. Emergency blanket
  16. Eye patches
  17. Thermometer
  18. Barrier devices, such as a pocket mask or face shield
  19. First Aid Manual

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