First Aid Kits and Tips : First Aid Kits for Minor Injuries

Hi! I’m Tracey Cullers on behalf of expertvillage.com.
In this clip, we’re going to talk about first-aid kits. There are various types that
you can have. The first one I am going to show you is a portable one and you can keep
it in your car. What is nice about this one is it’s enclosed with a zipper and that
keeps everything nice and clean. It also has clear pockets so you can grab what you need
at the time. Included in this one is a CPR mask. You can buy this first-aid kit at drug
stores, discount stores, and any big box store. This is a type that is more appropriate for
your house. I picked it up at a yard sale. You could also use any sort of tote or container.
I recommend that you have various items in it. Starting out with medicine, Tylenol, Ibuprofen,
Benadryl and a nasal decongestant. First-aid cream for a wound is also necessary. This
is a blunt nosed scissors that you can cut bandages with if you need to or cut close
off. Tweezers come in handy for picking out splinters. Then of course, bandages. These
are triangular bandages, which are good for making slings. Regular Band-Aids, tape, wrap-around
bandages and then various other types of bandages. Before you would do any wound, of course,
you would want to put gloves on. It’s good to include gloves into every first-aid kit.
If you have all of these items, you will be well on your way to having an excellent first-aid
kit and being able to handle any emergency.

10 comments

  1. Medicine in a first aid kit? Would you be using that kit for your family only, or the general public. Because if it's the genral public you should have a medication administration module as you need to know the effects of the specific medication & warn the patient about that medications effects. Otherwise you can be held liable if something goes wrong. Futhermore, first aid cream/ ointments such as polysporin or anti-disinfectent cream are not recommended as they are proven to keep bacteria in

  2. my FAK includes rubbing alcohal. surgical tubing ruber gloves super glue. gause. medical tape. maxipads to soak up blood and larger pads of whats on bandaids(the name escapes me at this moment) and a knife

    with this i can stop bleeding clean wounds apply touniquets(yes i know thats a no no but in FIRST aid it can save a life if a limb is lost)
    superglue can close deep gashes
    tape and a stick from anything make a splint and sling if your crafty.

  3. yea i know that my kit is very crude and my methods are not standard but it is a FIRST aid kit. the purpose of a FAK in my opinion is to stop bleeding, infection and farther damage long enough for the person to get to a hospital and have real help. in most situations my solution only has to be the answer for the next 15-30 minutes until a hospital can be reached.

    plus i dont have to dig through complicated stuff. if its bleeding stop it if its open close it if its broken imobilize it. simple

  4. My first aid kit, includes, pressure dressings, triangular bandages, general bandages, quick splints, forceps, scissors, blood pressure cuff, a stehoscope, pocket mask, cleaning solutions, cold compress, heat compress, thermometer, penlight, Insta-Glucose (Glucogel), etc. I am also getting an A.E.D., and an oxygen kit with a complete set of oral and nasal airways.

  5. Yes that's obvious. I said would you be using this for your family only or the general public. She said it's a family FAK but that doesn't mean she won't use it on people in the general public. Lets say Tracy's neighbour was having a heart attack, if she were to give him ASA tablets, without knowing the effects of ASA and not warning the Pt. about any risks, then she can be held liable. Putting medicines in a home FAK are ok you just have to be sure to only use it on designated family members

  6. Johnson and Johnson has discontinued their First Aid Cream. It was the best stuff on the market.. Its gone from every drug store and supermarket.

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