Time Out Kids UAE
FIRST AID KIT ESSENTIALS
Medical items to keep at home
“Basic first aid kits can be purchased-The kits will include all equipment that is required to deal with minor injuries, cuts, scrapes, burns, bruises and sprains and first aid scenarios,” says Nurse Jones.
Plasters of different shapes and sizes. Gauze dressings various sizes.
Conforming bandages different sizes. Triangular bandage, safety pins. Adhesive tape.
Heat retaining blanket.
Alcohol free skin cleansing wipes. Scissors.
Mouthpiece for administering CPR. Thermometer – ideally a digital one with spare batteries.
Instant cold pack. Antihistamine Cream or gel to alleviate insect stings.
Pain relief such as paracetamol and infant paracetamol (medicines should be checked regularly to make sure they are within their use-by-date). Iodine (antispetic) to clean wounds. Single use saline for cleaning wounds, washing eyes.