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An emergency treatment, which helps the patient for preventing further damages or injuries, is termed as first aid. There are certain guidelines and training requires for proper first aid treatment but it is not necessary to get the training. Anyone, who is capable of handling emergency situations, can provide initial treatment to victims. Some minor injuries do not need further treatment after first aid.

First aid kits are very essential to cope up emergencies. So, it is an important tool, which should be well stocked and easily accessible in uncertain situations. It is advised by the experts that the first aid kits should be placed on the safe site in your house and it is ideal to have one kit in your vehicle and one in your house. There are pre-assembled kits available to buy but you can also assemble your own kit by purchasing different items. First aid box consist of different medicated stuff and instruments, specification of which are described below:

Cleansing Stuff
Your first aid box must include more than one material for the cleansing of wounds. Some antiseptic solutions and wipes are essential for cleansing process. Cotton balls are very useful for cleaning blood. It is essential to have some antibiotic ointment for safeguarding the wounded place from infection. A medicated soap is important for cleaning of hands after providing the treatment because all the due cares are important for avoiding any infectious disease.


Bandages and Tapes
Different types and sizes of bandages and tapes are useful for First aid treatment. So, it is very essential to have a bundle of bandage and tape for accommodating a wide range of injuries. Purchase of bandages in several sizes and shapes like gauze pads, roller gauze and triangular bandages are important for completing the first aid kit. Elastic tap and duct tape are useful for providing support for bandages and also useful for joint support.

Medications
Pain relievers are an essential element of first aid kit, it includes medicines like aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Beside these, digestive medicines like anti-diarrhea, laxatives and antacids are effective to control emergency health, which usually occur in physical injuries. Anti-itching creams are also an important medication for the treatment of poison oak or ivy. Stock of different gels like aloe Vera, activated charcoal and anti-allergy gels are useful for the remedies of infectious elements. All these medications should be prescribed by the First response unit before applying in any emergency situation and expiry of these medicines must be checked before using.

Instruments and Tools
First response unit and Occupational health are the authorized institutions, which prescribe the list of instruments should be kept in the first aid kits. The list also describes the usage of different instruments like sharp scissors, a pair of tweezers, and safety pins. Latex and non-latex gloves are essential for the treatment of injured patients. Different syringes are useful in flushing of wounds. The tool kit also contains a thermometer and a safety tooth storage device for the treatment of broken teeth.

Considerations in Purchasing of First Aid Kits and Tools
The certain considerations should be kept in mind, when purchasing a pre-assemble kit or purchasing different instruments for making your own kit. The instruments and other stuff should be updated in all means like quality, quantity and all desired stuff, which you need in emergencies. There is a complete list available in first response unit, which will help you in making a complete kit. All the below mention things should be present in your kit.

  • Non-latex gloves
  • Gauze pads
  • Gauze rolls
  • Large Bandages
  • Non adhesive gauze pads
  • Compression wraps
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Transparent dressings
  • Irrigation syringe
  • Trauma shears
  • Good tweezers
  • Athletic tape
  • Benadryl tablets
  • Ibuprofen/aspirin
  • Glucose gel
  • Cavite (for Repairing of tooth)
  • Non antibiotic ointment
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • LED flashlight
  • Sharpie pen
  • Bandanna
  • Small notebook
  • CPR breathing barrier
  • SAM splint
  • Small neon safety vest
  • LED flare beacons

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