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THE ESSENTIAL FIRST AID KIT: WHAT TO INCLUDE FOR EMERGENCIES
First Aid Kits
When it comes to being prepared for emergencies, your health is vital and having a first aid kit is essential. Living in Australia, you never know when you might need it, and it's important to have everything you might need in one place. In this article, we will discuss what items you should include in your first aid kit so that you can be sure that you are prepared for any situation!
What Should I Include In My First Aid Kit?
Medical emergency card
One of the most important items in your first aid kit should be a medical emergency card. This card should have your name, address, and phone number on it, as well as the numbers for your doctor and any allergies you have. It's also a good idea to include an emergency contact on this card. That way, if something happens to you and you are unable to communicate, someone will still be able to get in touch with your loved ones.
Another essential item for your first aid kit is a list of emergency numbers. These numbers should include the police, fire department, and ambulance service. Having these numbers easily accessible can make all the difference in an emergency situation.
First Aid Kit Supplies
Of course, you'll also need some supplies in your first aid kit. Some of the essential supplies you should include are bandages, dressing pads, gauze, tape, scissors, and antiseptic wipes. You might also want to include a thermometer, pain relievers, and antihistamines. It's always better to be safe than sorry, so it's a good idea to include more supplies than you think you'll need.
What is in the Prepa First Aid Kit?
Different first aid kits have different product ranges. At Prepa, we built what we believe is the essential first aid kit for living in Australia. Here is the complete list of inclusions in the Prepa First Aid Kit:
5x Single-use sterile cotton gauze swab packs 5cm x 5cm
6x Single-use sterile cotton gauze swab packs 7.5cm x 7.5cm
1x Roll of adhesive strapping 2.5cm width 2.5m length
1x Sterile wound dressing
2x Compression bandage 10cm x 4.5cm
2x Triangular bandage
5x Hydrogel Burn Gel
2x Sterile Eye pads
5x Individual sterile non-adhesive dry dressing 5cm x 5cm
4x Individual sterile non-adhesive dry dressing 7.5cm x 7.5cm
5x Safety pins
1x Temperature check strip
4x Skin Cleaning wipes / Disposable hand towels
60x Individual sterile adhesive dressings
5x Splinter probes
20x Iodine cotton swabs
2x Pairs of gloves
1x CPR kit
1x Rustproof scissors
1x Large marker
9x Individual plastic bags
Our kit also includes a first aid guide and an area for personal medications or notes to be included - click here to browse our online store.
Other things to remember
- Don't forget to replace items after each use to ensure that you are properly stocked.
- Depending on who your first aid kit is used for, it's also worth considering stocking different sizes of supplies for your family members.
- Check the expiry date of items
- We also recommend that you have a larger emergency kit prepared in case of emergency
The Prepa first aid kit
Click here to learn more about our comprehensive first aid kit that includes a wide variety of essential items to keep you and your family safe. TGA approved and compact so you can fit it in your medicine cabinet at home, under the laundry sink, in your car or in your office drawer.
Having a first aid kit is an important part of being prepared for anything. By including the items we've discussed in this article, you can be sure that you're ready for the unexpected!