What are Common First Aid Kit Items?

Many people keep a small first aid kit in their home and car for emergencies so they can deal with minor accidents and injuries.


It is important to have a well-stocked first aid kit so you can use it whenever needed. What are the common first aid kit items? What should I keep in my first aid kit?


The first aid kit should be locked and kept in an easily accessible place that is cool and dry, but out of the reach of children.


N Medical First Aid Kit Items

Basic first aid kit medical supplies include:

  • Adhesive plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes

  • Small, medium and large gauze dressings

  • Sterile eye pad dressings

  • Triangular bandages

  • Crêpe bandages

  • Safety pins for securing triangular bandages

  • Disposable nitrile gloves or latex gloves

  • Medical tweezers

  • Medical scissors

  • Alcohol-free cleansing wipes

  • Alcohol wipes & alcohol pads for general purpose cleaning

  • Dressing tape e.g. Non Woven Retention Tape , Zinc Oxide Tape

  • Thermometer

  • Antiseptic cream

  • Cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings

  • Skin rash cream

  • Painkillers such as paracetamol (or infant paracetamol for children), aspirin (not to be given to children under 16), or ibuprofen (consult your local medical professionals prior to taking any medicine)

  • Antihistamine cream or tablets

  • Distilled sterile water for cleaning wounds

  • Eye wash and eye bath


Many of these medical supplies items can be found under N Medical’s product catalogue. N Medical is dedicated to provide the highest quality medical supplies to end users, whether it is for medical professionals or for general house hold first aid. Learn more at: https://www.nmedicalsupplies.com/products


It is important that users have basic knowledge of first aid prior to using first aid kits, so it is useful to keep a basic first aid manual with the first aid kit.

Medicine expiration should be checked regularly to ensure they are safe to use.


Disclaimer: The information on this website is intended for health care professionals only. Article information are for educational purposes only, please consult your local medical professionals for the most accurate and updated information. Product information is for educational purposes only, and not all products or indications are licensed in every country.

Reference: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/accidents-first-aid-and-treatments/what-should-i-keep-in-my-first-aid-kit/



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