What's in a First Aid Kit?

What's in a First Aid Kit?

First Aid Kit

Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car. A first aid kit* should include:

· Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes

· 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)

· 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)

· Hypoallergenic adhesive tape

· Triangular bandages (3)

· 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)

· 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)

· Scissors

· Tweezers

· Needle

· Moistened towelettes

· Antiseptic

· Thermometer

· Tongue blades (2)

· Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant

· Assorted sizes of safety pins

· Cleansing agent/soap

· Latex gloves (2 pair) Sunscreen

Non-prescription drugs

· Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever

· Anti-diarrhea medication

· Antacid (for stomach upset)

· Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)

· Laxative

· Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)

Contact your local American Red Cross Chapterto obtain a basic first aid manual.

Greater Somerset County Chapter Address: 

American Red Cross
Greater Somerset County Chapter
14 West Cliff Street
Somerville, NJ 08876-1902

Phone: 908-725-2217
Fax: 908-725-8846
Web site: http://greatersomerset.redcross.org