A first aid kit is the most inevitable product that is found in every house and public place. The necessity of a first aid kit may arise at any unexpected time for an individual. Therefore, it is essential to keep the kit handy to provide the first, emergency treatment for any minor and major medical conditions. A minor cut may worsen to become a big infectious injury, or a major accident may lead to a gallon of blood loss. To avoid these traumas, timely action is necessary. First aid avoids a lot of future sufferings. Also, every minor medical condition can be given a short relief through this real-world treasure chest of first aid equipment.
A first aid kit, otherwise called an emergency kit, is carried in a specially designed bag or box. The container of the first aid kit is made of lightweight material that is easy to carry even during travel. The body of the container is built of durable material to withstand heavy duty and a thin lining is provided at the interior of the body. Most of the box-type kits come with a plastic body, which is both durable and lightweight. A pouch or bag is also used to carry the kit. These pouches take less space when compared to the boxes and they are designed with a high-quality ziplock. A pouch can be used instead of a box when fewer pieces of first aid equipment are needed to be used. There are a lot of pre-equipped first aid kits available in the market in which every needed emergency treatment stuff is provided already. Carrying a first aid kit during travel and having a travel kit in your private and work environment avoids the severity of a medical condition.
What are all the first aid supplies that are needed in a fully equipped perfect first aid or emergency kit? There are many such supplies to list out. The important supplies of a kit are cotton buds or rolls, bandage straps, 70% alcohol, micropore tape, reusable gel pack, antiseptic creams and liquids (povidone-iodine), etc. First aid supplies comprise all goods that are needed to treat a minor illness or minor accidental injuries like cuts and bruises. Some kits also carry scissors and forceps for stitching the skin after treating minor cuts. Bandages of different kinds such as gauze and triangular bandages are also present in a kit.
The above-mentioned gel pack is a microwaveable and freezable product. They are made of expandable and durable rubber or plastic material. They can withstand high temperature and can be heated in steaming hot water. The alcohol or spirit is provided in an anti-spilling and anti-leaking container. First aid supplies sometimes include a tourniquet that controls the blood flow of an individual. Other miscellaneous things that are included as first aid supplies are a flashlight, safety pins, tweezers, emergency blanket, whistle, a step-by-step guide for first aiding, etc.