First Aid Kit

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First aid kit list – Content and essentials for schools, colleges, homes and offices or for international travel or backpacking. Remember, the contents of the kit at workplace and leisure center must conform to the legal requirements

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The contents necessary for first aid are kept together in a first aid kit or some other suitable container. These kits should be kept in the work place, in home, sports and leisure facilities and vehicles and must contain essentials for immediate treatment.

The contents of the kit at workplace and leisure center must conform to the legal requirements. You may add things to your kit at home depending on your requirements.

The kit should be clearly marked and easily accessible. It should be kept in a cool and dry place. It should be checked and replenished regularly, so that all required items are always ready to use.

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Contents of a first aid kit are shown in the following table. These may vary according to the duties performed, rules of the organization and special needs for the occasion.

First aid kit list of contents

Commercially available first aid kits available via normal retail routes have traditionally been intended for treatment of minor injuries only. Typical contents include adhesive bandages, regular strength pain medication, gauze and low grade disinfectant.

Specialized first aid kits are available for various regions, vehicles or activities, which may focus on specific risks or concerns related to the activity. For example, first aid kits sold through marine supply stores for use in watercraft may contain seasickness remedies.




Tongue spatula

Blood pressure instrument

Gloves, rubber

Writing pad and pen

Essentials for treatment purposes

Bandages, assorted sizes

Gauze pads, sterile

Sticking plaster roll

Cotton wool packet

Swab sticks

Eye pads

Safety pins

Eye pads

Light plywood splints

Screw capped bottles, wide mouthed

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Urethral catheter

Gastric lavage tube

Intravenous drip set

Hypodermic syringe, 2 ml and 5 ml

Injection needles No. 22, 24

File for cutting ampoules


Pocket knife

Scissors, blunt and sharp tipped

Artery forceps

Toothed forceps

Dextrose 5% solution for intravenous use

Oral rehydration therapy pack

Tetanus toxoid ampoule

Adrenalin injection 1 : 1000 ampoule

Atropine injection ampoule

Antihistaminic tablets packet

Antispasmodic tablets packet

Paracetamol tablets packet

Antiasthma tablets packet

Antacid tablet packet

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Medications for external use                    

Methylated spirit bottle

Tincture of iodine bottle

Tincture of benzoin bottle

Lignocaine 2% tube

Eye drops bottle

Poimt to remember:

There is a wide variation in the contents of first aid kits based on the knowledge and experience of those putting it together, the differing first aid requirements of the area where it may be used and variations in legislation or regulation in a given area.

First aid kits can be assembled in almost any type of container, and this will depend on whether they are commercially produced or assembled by an individual. Standard kits often come in durable plastic boxes, fabric pouches or in wall mounted cabinets.

The type of container will vary depending on purpose, and they range in size from wallet sized through to large rucksacks.


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