First Aid Kit

Making a First Aid Kit


Assemble a first aid kit* for your home and one for each car. A first aid kit should include:
  • First aid manual
  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Two-inch and four-inch sterile gauze pads (four to six of each)
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
  • Triangular bandages (three)
  • Needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue blades (two)
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Cleaning agent or soap
  • Latex gloves (two pairs)
  • Cotton balls
  • Sunscreen
  • Two-inch and three-inch sterile roller bandages (three rolls each)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Non-prescription Drugs
    • Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
    • Antidiarrhea medication
    • Antacid (for stomach upset)
    • Syrup of Ipecac (used to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
    • Laxative
    • Vitamins
    • Activated charcoal (used if advised by the Poison Control Center)

*Items marked with an asterisk are recommended for evacuation.