First Aid Kit Checklist

A well-stocked first aid kit is a good thing to have around — you never know when an accident will occur at work, at home, or even in the car. Follow this checklist and you should have everything you need for any minor emergency.

Basic Supplies

Checkmark-Iconscissors and tweezers

Xmark-Iconadhesive tape — to hold gauze and bandages in place

Checkmark-Iconsafety pins — to hold gauze and bandages in place

Xmark-Iconsterile gauze pads and adhesive bandages

Checkmark-Iconrolls of gauze and ace bandages for wrapping

Xmark-Iconthermometer — preferably digital rather than mercury for safety

Checkmark-Iconcotton swabs and cotton balls

Xmark-Iconchemical ice packs or plastic bags to hold ice

Checkmark-Iconlatex gloves

List Of Emergency Phone Numbers

Xmark-Icon911 — ambulance, fire, police

Checkmark-Iconlocal police non-emergency number — to report vandalism, minor car accidents, etc.

Xmark-Iconpoison control center

Checkmark-Icondoctor, dentist, pharmacy, and pediatrician

Xmark-Iconlocal hospital, “doc-in-a-box”, or emergency clinic

Checkmark-Iconeach family member’s phone numbers — work, home, cell, etc.

Xmark-Iconveterinarian and after-hours pet emergency

Over-The-Counter Medications

Checkmark-Iconbasic painkillers — aspirin, acetaminophen, etc.

Xmark-Iconantihistamine tablets — Benadryl, etc.

Checkmark-Iconsaline eye drops

Xmark-Iconhydrocortisone cream

Checkmark-Iconantiseptic ointment or wipes

Xmark-Iconbenzocaine spray

Checkmark-Iconperoxide or rubbing alcohol

Xmark-Iconanti-diahhreal pills — Immodium, etc.

Checkmark-Iconanti-inflammatory pills — ibuprofen, etc.

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