First Aid Kits are a collection of supplies and equipment that may come useful during emergency situations where one may need immediate medical attention.
Accidents and disasters can happen to anybody and it pays to be prepared. It may not mean much but having a handy first aid kit is always a excellent choice. If unfortunate events happens and you have first-aid kit, it may stop situations from ending up into lethal ones. And if disaster never strikes, well itâ€™s better to be safe than sorry.
It is recommended to keep first aid kit at home, on your workplace and in your vehicle. Even when going into trips it is advised to carry one just incase an emergency strikes. As we all know disaster can happen everywhere and it may not be where you expect them.
First aid kits can be personally customized or commercialized/purchased either ways there are common items and supplies that usually makes up for the handy emergency bags.
The items are the following :
- Adhesive bandages are one of the most commonly used items in a first aid kit. It can also be very handy for everyday uses.
- Dressings can also be found in first aid kits for wounds that adhesive bandages may not be able to cover. Whether it be Sterile eye pads or Sterile gauze pads or others. This handy piece of clothes can be used to prevent eventual infections with open wounds.
- Bandages is used either to support a medical device such as a dressing or splint, or on its own to provide support to or to restrict the movement of a part of the body.
- Antiseptics and Soap are also found in first aid kits they function as disinfectants of the possible wounds or just to prevent infection.
Other items that can be found inside first aid kits that arenâ€™t related to injuries are:
- Flash Lights
There are also other supplies and items found in first aid kits which varies per kit.