First Aid Kits

First Aid Kits Essential Components Video and Checklist

What are the essential components of a First Aid Kit? Del Webb Lakewood Ranch resident Sharon Piotrowski narrates this “Are You Prepared?” segment for CERT and walks us through what your First Aid Kit should contain.

Here’s a First Aid Kit Checklist of suggested contents for your home and car:

First Aid Kit Checklist

Keep a well-stocked first aid kit in your home and car.
Include a first aid guide and personalized emergency contacts list, plus the following supplies:

  • Assorted bandages
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Instant cold packs
  • Cotton balls / swabs
  • Gauze roll bandage
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Non-latex gloves
  • Antiseptic wipe packets
  • Antibiotic ointment packs
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Eyewash solution
  • Sterile saline
  • Aspirin packets (81mg)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Bulb suction device
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Finger splints
  • Warming (space) blanket
  • Flashlight or glow sticks
  • Thermometer
  • Stop-the-Bleed kit

Check your first-aid kits regularly to be sure batteries work and to replace supplies that have expired or been used up.