What should be in a first aid kit?

What should be in a first aid kit?
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A first aid kit can come in handy in various situations, so it is a good idea to always have one with you. Buying a first aid kit can be a bad solution. We will tell you what you should have in your first aid kit.

First aid kit for a car

According to current Polish regulations there is no obligation to have first aid kit in your car. However, it can be necessary in case of accident, that is why it is good to have elements which can be useful for you.

It is a good idea to keep bandages and compresses in the first-aid kit that will be transported by car. Scissors may also be necessary. Elastic bandages and plasters should also be in the first aid kit. Since the use of these items will not be in too sterile conditions, it is worth putting vinyl gloves in it. An emergency blanket, or thermal wrap, may also be useful.

First aid kit at work

There are no specific regulations for first aid kits in workplaces, just as there are for first aid kits for cars. However, employers are obliged to provide the necessary equipment for providing assistance.

The first aid kit at the workplace should have more or less the same equipment as the first aid kit in your car.

Home first aid kit

In addition to the necessary dressing materials, you should have medicines that are tailored to the needs of each member of your family. Painkillers, antipyretics, and anti-diarrheals will certainly be necessary. If there are children in the family, it is worth equipping the home first-aid kit with products intended for them. The most important of these include:

– fever medicines for children

– syrup for dry and wet cough

– medicine for a sore throat

– remedies for a runny nose (it is worth buying sea water)

– remedies to prevent dehydration.

In addition, the home first-aid kit should include ointments for wounds and bruises, for coughs, for insect bites and for colds. Peroxide water can be very useful in various home situations. In addition to the aforementioned bandages, you should always have sterile compresses and bandages at home.

Every home should also have a thermometer. The first aid kit should also include bandage-cutting scissors so that they are always close at hand. A blood pressure or sugar measuring device can also be useful, but they are additional equipment in the first aid kit.

Travel first aid kit

A travel first aid kit should be easy to pack and waterproof, and it should be suitable for the type of trip you are taking. When equipping the first aid kit with pharmacological agents, it is worth to think about the destination and the events that may occur during the trip. So the necessity will be painkillers and antipyretics, as well as anti-allergic and against diarrhea. In addition, like any of the previously mentioned first-aid kits, it must contain basic bandages.

If you are planning a trip with a child, it is worth stocking the first aid kit with shielding medicines – especially if it is a trip abroad. If you are going to visit a country with a different bacterial flora than ours, it is a good idea to give the child shielding medicines a few days before the trip. Regardless of the destination, insect repellents for both children and adults, as well as a device to remove ticks from the body can be useful.

It’s a good idea to include motion sickness remedies in the travel kit just in case, as well as sunburn cream or lotion and a high sunscreen to protect the skin from UV rays

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