First aid kits are something that every homeowner should have in their home as well as their car. It doesn’t have to be a fancy expensive first aid kit, but should have the important first aid kit supplies. Too often, families are out for the day, their child will have an accident playing, and the parents aren’t prepared. As we all know, children sometimes seem to be accident-prone. Sometimes the smallest cut can seem to bleed forever and without bandages or gauze, you can have quite a mess in a very short time.
You don’t need to rush out and buy a huge expensive first aid kit, but should have some basic first aid kit supplies. Pick an place to store the first aid kit supplies, whether they’re in a first aid kit or bag or box. Alert all the family members where the first aid kit supplies are located so if you’re not there, they won’t be lost. They should be kept in a simple to find location and always kept in the same location. How many times has a family said about one item or another, “I didn’t know where they were.”? This should not be the situation with your first aid kit or first aid kit supplies. It could make the difference of life and death or, at the very least, the difference of preventing further injury due to lack of prompt medical attention.
There are many different first aid kit supplies you may want to buy, depending on how large of a first aid kit you own or want to buy. Many people choose to buy first aid kit supplies and make up their own first aid kits, whereas others just buy a already complete first aid kit. Small and large companies buy the complete first aid kits in quantity and distribute them throughout the building in different locations. This is easier for them and is often needed by O.S.H.A. These first aid kits work well for them because they have a little of everything in the kit.
However, for in the home, you may not need the same first aid kit supplies that a company would use. Children, it seems, are always getting hurt, but the injuries are usually not serious. Although, there are exceptions, most of the injuries in families are cuts, scrapes and burns. The most important first aid kit supplies you’ll need in your home or car are bandages in a variety of sizes, gauze and adhesive tape for those injuries a bandage won’t cover, first aid cream, insect bite cream, burn salve, instant ice pack for sprains and strains, peroxide and antiseptic wipes for the car. With these basic first aid kit supplies, you should be prepared for those minor injuries.