First aid kit
Choosing a Proper Container for Your First Aid Kit
Each First Aid Kit should be large enough to hold all the necessary supplies for first aid.
- Use a container that will close tightly.
- Store it where adults can reach it easily, but out of the reach of children.
- Arrange the contents so you can reach items easily without emptying the kit.
- Be sure that the contents are wrapped tightly and are sanitary.
- Check the kit after each use
- Check it monthly as a routine to replace missing or outdated items.
First Aid Kit Contents:
- disposable non-porous gloves
- sealed packages of antiseptic for cleaning
- scissors and tweezers
- non-glass thermometer for taking a child’s temperature
- bandage tape
- sterile gauze pads
- flexible roller gauze
- triangular bandages
- safety pins
- eye dressing
- pen/pencil and notepad
- cold pack
- small plastic or metal splints
- liquid soap
- adhesive strip bandages, plastic bags for cloths, gauze, and other materials used in handling blood
- any emergency medication needed for a child with special needs
- list of emergency phone numbers and families’ home and work phone numbers