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A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment. There is a wide variation in the contents of first aid kits based on the knowledge and experience of those putting it together, the differing first aid requirements of the area where it may be used and variations in legislation or regulation in a given area.
The international standard for first aid kits is that they should be identified with the ISO graphical symbol for first aid from ISO which is an equal white cross on a green background.
First aid kits can be assembled in almost any type of container, and this will depend on whether they are commercially produced or assembled by an individual. Standard kits often come in durable plastic boxes, fabric pouches or in wall mounted cabinets.
The type of container will vary depending on the purpose, and they range in size from wallet-sized through to a large box. It is recommended that all kits are in a clean, waterproof container to keep the contents safe and aseptic. The International Organization for Standardization ISO sets a standard for first aid kits of being green, with a white cross, in order to make them easily recognizable to anyone requiring first aid.
The ISO only endorse the use of the green background and white cross, and this has been adopted as a standard across many countries and regions, including the entire EU.
First aid kits are sometimes marked by an individual or organization with a red cross on white background, but use of this symbol by anyone but the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC or associated agency is illegal under the terms of the First Geneva Convention , which designates the red cross as a protected symbol in all countries signatory to it.
Some first aid kits may also feature the Star of Life , normally associated with emergency medical services , but which are also used to indicate that the service using it can offer an appropriate point of care.
Though not supported by the ISO, a white cross on red background is also widely recognized as a first aid symbol. However, for very small medical institutions and domestic purposes, the white cross on a plain green background is preferred.
Commercially available first aid kits available via normal retail routes have traditionally been intended for treatment of minor injuries only. Typical contents include adhesive bandages, regular strength pain medication, gauze and low grade disinfectant.
Specialized first aid kits are available for various regions, vehicles or activities, which may focus on specific risks or concerns related to the activity.
For example, first aid kits sold through marine supply stores for use in watercraft may contain seasickness remedies. First aid treats the ABCs as the foundation of good treatment. For this reason, most modern commercial first aid kits although not necessarily those assembled at home will contain a suitable infection barrier for performing artificial respiration as part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation , examples include:.
Some first aid kits, specifically those used by event first aiders and emergency services, include bottled oxygen for resuscitation and therapy. Trauma injuries, such as bleeding, bone fractures or burns, are usually the main focus of most first aid kits, with items such as bandages and dressings being found in the vast majority of all kits.
The use of personal protective equipment or PPE will vary by the kit, depending on its use and anticipated risk of infection. The adjuncts to artificial respiration are covered above, but other common infection control PPE includes:. Medication can be a controversial addition to a first aid kit, especially if it is for use on members of the public.
It is, however, common for personal or family first aid kits to contain certain medications. Dependent on scope of practice, the main types of medicine are life saving medications, which may be commonly found in first aid kits used by paid or assigned first aiders for members of the public or employees, painkillers , which are often found in personal kits, but may also be found in public provision and lastly symptomatic relief medicines, which are generally only found in personal kits.
Besides the regular uses for first aid kits, they can be helpful in wilderness or survival situations. First aid kits can make up a part of a survival kit or a mini survival kit in addition to other tools.
This is understandable, as the regulation covers every means of employment, and different jobs have different types of injuries and different first-aid requirements. Another source for modern first aid kit information is United States Forest Service Specification ,  which specifies the contents of several different-sized kits, intended to serve groups of differing size.
In general, the type of first aid facilities required in a workplace are determined by many factors, such as:. As the understanding of first aid and lifesaving measures has advanced, and the nature of public health risks has changed, the contents of first aid kits have changed to reflect prevailing understandings and conditions. There are many historic components no longer used today, of course; some notable examples follow. As explained in the article on snakebite , the historic snakebite kit is no longer recommended.
Mercurochrome was removed in by the US FDA from the generally recognized as safe category due to concerns over its mercury content. Another common item in early 20th century first aid kits, picric acid gauze for treating burns, is today considered a hazardous material due to its forming unstable and potentially explosive picrates when in contact with metal.
Examples of modern additions include the CPR face shields and specific body-fluid barriers included in modern kits, to assist in CPR and to help prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens such as HIV. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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A well-stocked first aid kit is an essential item in every home—and in every car. Given the limited space in an automobile, the first aid kit you keep in your car doesn't need to be as elaborate as the one you have at home, but it should contain the essentials below. It is also a good idea to keep copies of:. Check your car first-aid kit regularly to replace items that have expired or that you're running low on. The ideal way to clean a fresh wound is with soap and water.
Different work sites may need additional first aid supplies. This guide will attempt to help identify additional items that may be beneficial to your work site. Table 1.
How To Build Your Own “Real” First Aid Kit
Even more frustrating, is that most kits have first aid supplies that are no longer part of current first aid protocols. We have included a first aid checklist with the best supplies that can make a difference in a real emergency. These cheap masks have paper filters that offer little if any viral protection. For fractured limbs, be sure and include a real splint to stabilize the injury. Items such as hydrogen peroxide and alcohol wipes have been shown to damage tissue and capillaries.
A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment. There is a wide variation in the contents of first aid kits based on the knowledge and experience of those putting it together, the differing first aid requirements of the area where it may be used and variations in legislation or regulation in a given area. The international standard for first aid kits is that they should be identified with the ISO graphical symbol for first aid from ISO which is an equal white cross on a green background. First aid kits can be assembled in almost any type of container, and this will depend on whether they are commercially produced or assembled by an individual. Standard kits often come in durable plastic boxes, fabric pouches or in wall mounted cabinets.
First aid kit
A travel first aid kit enables travellers to treat minor health problems as they occur, manage pre-existing conditions, including any flare ups and can help prevent travel related illness [1, 2]. A trip to the nearest pharmacy or clinic may be inconvenient or difficult in some situations. Minor accidents, injuries and insect bites are common in travellers. Research indicates that only a small proportion of self-reported health problems in travellers are severe, but some individuals may experience significant disruption to their travel plans . Those with certain pre-existing health problems may find that symptoms can get worse during travel with exposure to a new environment and activities. In some regions counterfeit fake drugs may also be an issue [5, 6].
I got asked by a guide service I work with to evaluate their first aid kits. This is a great topic and I wanted to share some thoughts on packing your own. First Aid FA kits can be a bit of a black hole topic, with endless variations and items to consider.
Here is a first aid kit contents list that you use to make sure you've got all the necessary supplies at home for when you need them. You'll find the printable version below, as you scroll down, but you can read what supplies you'll need to keep for your home kit right here. The list is meant to be a guide for you, a checklist of sorts, to help you remember what you may need and to make sure it is on hand at all times. I suggest printing out a copy of the list for yourself and placing it in your first aid kit that you create, or purchase, so you can make sure you keep all the necessary supplies in stock as they're used, or as they expire and need to be replaced with fresher versions. It is best to re-check your supplies at least every six months , to make sure you have a chance to replace older supplies before the emergency itself occurs. The first aid kit you keep handy in your home is meant to deal with minor first aid issues, and should be separate from the kit you keep with your emergency supplies.
Check the medications in your emergency kit periodically and replace any Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center).
First Aid Kit Checklist
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