First Aid Kit

Things you should have:

  • Two pairs of sterile gloves (Latex or other, if you are allergic to Latex)
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
  • Cleansing agent, soap or antibiotic toilettes to disinfect
  • Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
  • Burn ointment to prevent infection
  • Adhesive bandages (various sizes) or non-adhesive bandages and hypoallergenic tape
  • Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant
  • Thermometer
  • Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. Check the medications in your emergency kit periodically and replace any that have expired.
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.
  • Non-prescription drugs
    • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
    • Anti-diarrhea medication
    • Antacid (for upset stomach)
    • Laxative

Things it may be good to have:

  • Cell Phone
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Roller bandages
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Sunscreen
  • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)

First Aid Kit list - printable copy