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Basic First Aid Kit

Below are suggested items for a basic first aid kit.  Use this as a guideline.  Be sure to include anything that might be specific to your particular situation.

 

This is a suggested List and Guide of Needed Items

  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
  • 1 bx. adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 bx. butterfly bandages/adhesive wound-closure strips
  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 4 sterile eye dressings
  • 1 space blanket 
  • 1 CPR Mask (with one-way valve)
  • 1 instant cold compress
  • 2 Elastic Bandages (3-4 inches wide)
  • 4 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
  • 4 nonstick sterile pads
  • 4 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)
  • 4 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
  • 2 triangular bandages
  • 1 SAM splint
  • 1 pair Scissors (Bandage or Trauma Shears)
  • 1 pair Tweezers
  • 1 bx. antiseptic wipe packets
  • 1 btl. eye wash

     

    This is a List of Highly Suggested Items

  • 1 pkg. cotton-tipped swabs
  • 1 pkg. safety pins
  • 2 pairs of nonlatex gloves (your size)
  • 4 antibiotic ointment (approximately 1 gram packet)
  • 1 btl. aspirin (81 mg )
  • 2 Hydrocortisone ointment (approximately 1 gram packet)
  • 1 btl. Calamine lotion
  • 1 btl. Antihistamine tablets
  • 1 btl. Ibuprofen  (or other pain-relief medication)
  • 1 btl. hand sanitizer waterless
  • Plastic Zip Lock Bags (various sizes)
 

Download an MS Word version of this list here.
 
Download an estimated cost of this kit Basic First Aid Kit Estimated Cost.  This will require Microsoft Excel or compatible program to view.
 
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