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First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

A variety of first aid kits are available for purchase from your local department store, but you can choose to make your own kit.  You will need to include:  

·    Latex gloves (2 pairs)  

·    Scissors  

·    Tweezers  

·    Safety pins  

·    Thermometer  

·    Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes  

·    5-centimetre sterile gauze pads (4-6)  

·    10-centimetre sterile gauze pads (4-6)  

·    Triangular bandages (3)  

·    5-centimetre sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)  

·    10-centimetre sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)  

·    Cleansing agent and soap  

·    Moistened towelettes  

·    Antiseptic  

·    Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant  

·    Tube of antifungal or antibiotic ointment  

·    Sunscreen  

·    Non-prescription medication: aspirin or other pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrhea medication, antacid and laxative  

·    Prescription medication  

·    First aid manual 

Assemble one first aid kit for your home and one for your vehicle. Check and replenish your kit at least once a year.

 Information taken from the Public Safety Canada website @ www.getprepared.gc.ca/index_e.asp

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