First aid kit

collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment

First aid kits are used to perform first aid on injured people.

A First-aid kit

A first aid kit often contains some or all of the following items:

  • Two pairs of latex, or other sterile gloves (if you are allergic to latex).
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
  • Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect.
  • Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
  • Burn ointment to prevent infection.
  • Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes.
  • Eye wash solution to flush the eyes.
  • Thermometer
  • Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers.
  • A small vial of super glue, carefully used, can close cuts.
  • Scissors
  • CPR face mask
  • Any other types of First Aid items.