Basic Medical Kit

In any emergency, a family member or you yourself may suffer an injury. If you have these basic first aid supplies you will be better prepared to help your loved ones if they are hurt.  Knowing how to treat minor injuries can make a difference in an emergency. You may consider taking a first aid class, but simply having the following things can help you stop bleeding, prevent infection and assist in decontamination.

Lincoln Park CERT recommends that all first aid kits include the following items:

2 Absorbent Compress Dressings
25 Adhesive Bandages (Band-aids)
1 Adhesive Cloth Tape
5 Antibiotic Ointment Packets
2 Antiseptic Wipe Packets
1 Space Blanket
1 CPR Mask
1 Cold Compress
2 pair Exam Gloves
2 Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream Packets
1 Scissors/Tweezers
2 Gauze Roll Bandage
5 3X3 Sterile Gauze Pads
5 4X4 sterile gauze pads
1 Oral thermometer
2 Triangular bandages
1 First aid instruction booklet