First aid kits are different from one another when it comes to shapes, prices, and sizes. They are available in pre-packaged and they are usually bought for certain reasons or events like for the house, for recreational activities like camping, boating, golfing, and fishing and so many more. Although you can be able to produce your own kit, this will cost you more as well as it will take so much of your time because you will buy the things individually. What’s important in the first aid kit is it will work well based on your lifestyle or workplace.
Your first aid kit contents
Make sure to identify first the activities which you normally do before you list down the first aid kit contents. Like for examples of these activities are camping, driving, sports, and a lot more. And also, determine if how many people will the first aid kit can serve. This only means that your first aid kit should be appropriate based on the kind of lifestyle you have the place of your work.
Once you have fully determined all of these, everything becomes easier when planning for the contents.
You will discover some of the first aid kits available in the market will just consist of adhesive bandage and medicines. When injuries happen this kind of kit is not enough. But the kits according to how many different kinds of items are there and not just based on the quantity. The kit should be able to help in times of emergency.
You should make sure that your kit contains of antiseptics to kill the germs, injury treatment like the cold compress and butterfly closures, different types of bandages for wounds, instruments such as gloves and tweezers, and medicines. You decide what you will put in the kit. You can choose a kits that is in plastic case, metal case, or durable soft-pack. Choose the case according to your purpose and the location of where you will keep it.
First aid class
Aside from bringing your first aid kit with you, you should also learn how to use it. You must be accustomed to the basic first aid techniques.
Emergency may happen anywhere. Sometimes, medical response are delayed due several reasons. So, it is important to learn about CPR and first aid. Lack of CPR and AED training may lead other person’s life to death. You need to use the first aid particularly if you have kids whom you should protect. CPR for kids are not the same with the adults.
Various institution may offer first aid training. Make sure to have your own first aid manual too. This is important as you may not always remember what you have trained particularly if you seldom apply it.