Guidelines for Making Your Own First Aid Kit
By: Arooj Fatima
Are you planning to assemble a first aid kit for your home or office but don’t know what things you need? Well I am going to help you accomplish that task in no time. If you require some specific medical equipment which is work-related, you shall carry out adequate online research.
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Now the first thing you require is a first aid kit container; you may already have a suitable one at home or you can buy one. The container must be large, water resistant and include a secure latch or other sealing system. It is also preferable that the case is transparent and has a handle for ease of carrying.
Once you have decided on the container, you can mark it with a red plus sign using broad red tape. Otherwise, you could just write “First Aid Kit” on the top lid, in big bold letters with a permanent marker. Select a place for keeping your first aid box that is easily accessible and visible.
The main step is stocking your kit with appropriate medical equipment. Basic supplies include bandages, plastic/latex gloves, scissors, antiseptics and paper towels/wipes. For information regarding some particular medical equipment, refer to online data and apply Document Translation for foreign material; such as Assamese Medical Equipment Translation for script in Assamese.
When putting together a first aid kit, consider the following points:
- The number of people in your home or at work who will use it.
- What are the injuries likely to occur?
- Are there chances of burns and eye injuries?
- Do you need any anti-allergy materials?
- Will you require cleaning up any biological waste?
In situations where you are dealing with skin burns, you will need burn ointment, alcohol free-wipes, cotton and dressings. For treating any optical issues, the presence of basic eye wash solution is must. Disinfectants and absorbent medical equipment is necessary for removal and decontamination of biological accidents like vomiting and blood loss.
You can also add a compartment for general/over the counter medication, in your first aid kit; store items like fever and cough relief tablets, petroleum jelly, aspirins etc.
Now you must be able to work out the kinds of medical equipment that suit you best and purchase them. If you need help regarding usage of your first aid equipment, then individually look up directions for utilizing each item. Once you have gained enough knowledge to operate, teach your fellow workers or family members as well.
If employees in your workplace have different nationalities, then provide guidance in their native language through Translating Services; for instance Assamese Medical Equipment Translation for colleagues from Assam. If possible, add a small manual to your first aid kit that briefly explains important medical procedures.
Regularly stock your first aid kit, so that you never run out of supplies in emergency situations. Also update it with additional or better medical equipment where applicable.