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5 Things to Include in a First Aid Kit

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

First aid kit supplies A first aid kit should be kept on hand to deal with injuries

Things To Consider Including In A First Aid Kit

Protecting your employees at your Key Colony Beach, FL, business can be important for anyone. While a storm damage restoration service can help make repairs to the property, you may also want to be prepared for injuries. This could mean keeping a first aid kit on the property. Here are a few things to consider including in that kit.

1. Band aids

In many cases, professionals recommend having a variety of band aids available. A range of sizes should be present for use on a variety of possible injuries. You may also choose to have butterfly bandages present for holding closed deeper wounds, while special padded bandages can be used for blisters.

2. Gauze Dressings

Gauze dressing can be useful for wrapping a number of injuries that can’t be covered by a regular bandage. You may also want to include medical tape and a pair of scissors in the kit to allow the cause to be trimmed to various sizes.

3. Gloves

Another thing that should be included in a first aid kit is a box of disposable medical gloves. These should be worn by anyone providing first aid as a proper safety practice.

4. Tweezers

It's often recommended to have a pair of tweezers in the kit. These can be used to hold cleaning pads, or remove splinters. You may want to have a wide head and a fine point pair in the kit.

5. Creams and Cleaners

Another thing to include in an emergency kit is reams and cleaners. Creams may include antibacterial or anti-itch ointment while rubbing alcohol swabs should be present to help clean any wounds.

Remember, if your property is damaged you can contact a restoration service for help, but a first aid kit should be kept on hand to deal with injuries. Include items that can be used to treat a number of minor injuries, and be ready to contact medical help for any serious problems.