First aid kits are meant to assist you in time of need such as when you accidentally cut your finger or fall and bruise your knee but also in major instances such as, open wounds and heart attacks. How can you always be prepared; let us find out together how you can carry a mini first aid kit always on you.
The Essentials In First Aid
Knowledge is the essential in first aid and usually with only that you can do pretty well most times, therefore, try and keep yourself informed in order to know what you are doing when. A mini first aid kit will be very helpful for those who know what to do with the items in the kit and also what to do in order to improvise for what you don’t have in the kit.
A mini first aid kit can only contain a few things and they should be as follows: rubbing alcohol pads so you can sterilize any wound, analgesic pills if you cannot fit a cream or spray, pain killers and adhesive bandages. Now, if you only have a tiny bag you can forget everything else and just carry the bandages and some sanitary wipes, they will take care of a wound until help arrives.
There are many mini first aid kits available in the department and drug stores as well and they will supply you with tiny packages of analgesic ointment, which cleans, disinfects and subsides the pain at the same time. However, sometimes we have to pick and choose even from the smallest first aid kit for lack of space, those are the times when you must decide what you need most by considering the activity you are about to have.
If you are not able to carry even a mini first aid kit try and pick the items that you will need most from it for example, if you are going for the movies you may need only couple of bandages and some rubbing alcohol strips in case you get a cut or bruise.
However, if you have a medical condition you must always carry the medication you may require in case of emergency and also let the person who you will be accompanying you know about your condition and what he/she must do in case of emergency.
A first aid kit however small should be in all the places you spend considerable amounts of time such as your bathroom at home or anywhere lese you find it is okay, your car if you drive and your office as well. All these places must have clearly marked any special medications or requirements in case of emergency. A mini first aid kit may just be enough at times to save a life and then you will be glad you took the time to put it together and carry it along.