First Aid

To help assist in an emergency, keep at least one first-aid kit in your home and one in your car. Keep your first aid kit and supplies in easy-to-retrieve locations that are out of the reach of young children.

HOME FIRST AID KIT
Whether you purchase a first aid kit or you plan to assemble your own, the contents of an all purpose first aid kit for the home or holiday house should include:

  • Antiseptic Wipes, Alcohol Free
  • Butterfly Closures Strip of 4 (Steri Strips)
  • Cold Pack, Disposable
  • Combine Dressing 100mm x 100mm
  • Combine Dressing 200mm x 200mm
  • Crepe Bandage #1 – 50mm x 4.5M
  • Crepe Bandage #2 – 75mm x 4.5M
  • Dressing (Sterile) – 75mm x 100mm
  • Dressing Strip, Aeroplast, 75mm X 1M
  • Eye Pad 60mm x 75mm
  • Gauze Swabs 75mm x 75mm, Packet of 2
  • Latex Gloves, Disposable, Pack of 2 Pairs
  • Plasters, Aeroplast Plastic, Box of 50
  • Retention Bandage, Gauze 80mm x 4M
  • Saline Solution 15ml
  • Scissors
  • Splinter Probes, Strips of 5
  • Splinter Tweezers, Stainless Steel 8cm
  • First Aid Tips Guide
  • Sterile Dressing 75mm x 50mm
  • Tape, Transparent 25mm x 5M
  • Triangular Bandage 110mm x 110mm

Medications that may be handy to have at home in a first aid cupboard include:

  • Anti-diarrhoea medication
  • Over-the-counter oral antihistamine
  • Pain relief medication eg. paracetamol
  • Calamine lotion
  • A small supply of personal medications
  • Children’s medicine dispensers such as a syringe without a needle, medicine cup or spoon

Emergency items that should remain in a safe place at home in case of an emergency include:

  • Cell phone and recharger
  • Emergency phone numbers, including contact information for your family doctor and next of kin
  • Small, waterproof flashlight and extra batteries
  • Candles and matches
  • Sunscreen
  • Emergency blanket
  • First-aid instruction manual.

MOBILE FIRST AID KIT
A mobile first aid kit is ideal for use in vehicles should an accident or emergency occur. Whether you purchase a mobile first aid kit or assemble your own, it should easily be stowed in a glove box or under the seat in your car.

A mobile first aid kit should include:

  • Antiseptic Wipes, Alcohol Free
  • Combine Dressing 100mm x 100mm
  • Combine Dressing 200mm x 200mm
  • Crepe Bandage #2 – 75mm x 4.5M
  • CPR Face Shield
  • Dressing (Sterile) – 75mm x 100mm
  • Gauze Swabs 75mm x 75mm, Packet of 2
  • Latex Gloves, Disposable, Pack of 4 Pairs
  • Plasters, Aeroplast Plastic, Box of 50
  • Saline Solution 15ml
  • Scissors
  • First Aid Tips Guide
  • Sterile Dressing 75mm x 50mm
  • Survival Blanket, Silver
  • Tape, Transparent 25mm x 5M
  • Triangular Bandage 110mm x 110mm
  • Torch

GIVE YOUR FIRST AID KITS A CHECK-UP
Check your first-aid kits regularly, at least every three months, to replace supplies, especially medicines that have expired.

FIRST AID TRAINING
In an emergency it’s very important to know first aid during an accident or a medical emergency – you need to be ready to help.

First Aid courses give you the knowledge and confidence to be ready to take the right steps and provide first aid when an emergency occurs.

Check the yellow pages for details on first aid courses in your area.