Tips and Tools: First aid kit checklists

You can print the list and use it to make up your own first aid kit. Keep the checklist in the kit and check (at least once a year) that you have all of the items and that the medications have not expired.

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First Aid checklist at home

First Aid Guide
Bandages of various sizes (for small, medium or large wounds)
Antiseptic wipes
Two inch and four inch gauze pads
Water-proof adhesive tape
Sharp scissors with rounded edges to cut gauze, tape or clothes
Triangular bandage to wrap injuries or to make an arm sling
Safety pins to fasten splints and bandages
Elastic wraps to wrap joints such as wrist, ankle, knees and elbows
Disposable, instant-activating cold packs for icing injuries and burns
Tweezers for removing small splinters and other foreign objects
Latex gloves
Thermometer - for babies under age one use a rectal thermometer (use petroleum jelly for lubrication)
Calamine lotion to relieve itching and irritation from insect bites and poison ivy
Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection in burns, cuts and scrapes
Antihistamines to relieve allergic reactions. Obtain medical advice if possible and use dose appropriate for age.
Oral medicine syringe for administering accurate doses to children
Syrup of ipecac - to be used only on recommendation of health professional for causing vomiting (to get rid of swallowed poison)
Acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen for headaches, pain, fever and simple sprains or strains (as recommended by a health professional). Aspirin should not be given to children unless advised by a doctor. Aspirin should be available for adults in case of heart attack (use as recommended by doctor).
Any other supplies as recommended by your health professionals

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