Your personal first-aid kit

Most injuries happen at home. People fall down steps or cut themselves when cooking. So, it’s best to have everything you need close at hand in your first-aid kit.

Where to keep it

Where is a suitable place to keep your medicine cabinet? Certainly not in your bathroom: ointments and bandages should be stored in a dry, cool room, and definitely out of the reach of children.

First-aid box contents

  • absorbent compress dressings 
  • adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)  
  • adhesive cloth tape 
  • antibiotic ointment packets   
  • antiseptic wipe packets  
  • packets of aspirin 
  • emergency blanket 
  • breathing barrier (with one-way valve) 
  • instant cold compress 
  • pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large) 
  • hydrocortisone ointment packets   
  • gauze roll (roller) bandage 
  • roller bandage  
  • sterile gauze swabs 
  • oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass), 
  • triangular bandages  
  • tweezers 
  • emergency first aid guide