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How To Stock Your First Aid Kit

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

A well-stocked first aid kit is essential to every emergency preparedness plan

How To Stock Your First Aid Kit

During storm season in Herriman, UT, your commercial building and its occupants could be subjected to dangerous elements. Just as you want to put measures in place to protect or  storm restoration professionals to repair your building if it gets damaged, you should also have the tools to take care of people who are injured during an emergency. A well-stocked first aid kit is essential to every emergency preparedness plan. Here are some items you want to make sure to include.

1. Wound Coverage

If someone is wounded, you need to be able to dress the wound in some way. That’s where bandages come in. Scrapes and abrasions come in all shapes and sizes, and so should the materials you use to shield them from further harm. Each emergency kit should include:

  • Standard adhesive bandages
  • Triangular bandages
  • Small gauze pads
  • Large gauze pads
  • One large roll of gauze

2. Wound Cleaners

To prevent infection, your kit should include products that disinfect. Individually wrapped moist towelettes or alcohol pads can suffice. You may also find antibiotic cream helpful in certain situations.

3. Fracture Care

If someone breaks a bone, you need to be able to stabilize it until emergency personnel arrive. Your first aid kit should, therefore, include a splint and something to secure the appendage to the splint, such as tape or elastic bands.

4. CPR Equipment

If someone’s heart stops, someone who is trained in CPR may have to resuscitate him or her. A resuscitation bag or face mask can come in handy.

5. Miscellaneous Items

Every emergency kit should also include scissors, tweezers, latex gloves and a blanket. All of these items can be useful when caring for the people affected by the disaster.

When you don’t know what kind of emergency is going to strike, it is good to be prepared for a wide variety of scenarios. A well-stocked first aid kit is one that can be used to address multiple kinds of injuries.

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