Saturday, May 1, 2010

First Aid Kits

John Marine | 5/01/2010 12:09:00 AM | |
(UPDATED: July 13, 2015)

You'll never know when it will come. You'll never know what will happen. You'll never know when you'll need it. Fact is, you need to have one of these. What am I talking about? First aid kits. There will be times where you will need to act fast to heal cuts or treat injuries. There have been a few times where even I needed some help treating some of my own cuts. You can treat certain situations without having to phone a doctor or a hospital. We can't have doctors and nurses with us 24/7, so we need to know how to take care of ourselves and only rely on doctor and hospital help for serious situations.

This blog entry concerns First Aid kits. They are things you need to have for when disaster may strike. You want to be able to have something on hand to treat anything that may require medical attention. It also debuts a new blog label- Health and Safety, a blog label of mine that concerns health and of safety for any blog entries I do regarding these things.

Let's begin!

LATEST UPDATE(S)/REVISION(S):

JUL 13 2015 - overall overhaul of post


First Aid kit
^ from: www.supplylinedirect.com - When hurt, get a first aid kit to help in the healing process.





--- Personal Insight ---

Back when I've regularly been in college, I remember that with everything I carried, I brought along bandages and some ointment. Why? I might need them. I remember one time in Biology 1 in 2006, I had dropped a test tube or something, and ended up cutting myself. I quickly reached into my backpack and squirted some ointment on a bandage to treat the cut. I was fine... just except for the cut on my finger. I basically had a ho-hum First Aid kit. I knew I'll be fine as long as I had some First Aid (even if it's just some ointment and bandages) with me.

But what if you have an injury or something? You'll obviously need a real First Aid kit with all kinds of items on hand to help you feel better. The reason why we have First Aid kits is so that you can be able to treat your own cuts and injuries without needing to call a doctor or a hospital. There are First Aid kits for a variety of purposes ranging from home use to business/workplace use. There are even First Aid kits that can be found in cars for when you're on the road. The real key things you'll need are bandages, some ointment, and in case of injuries- gauze

When it comes to finding the right First Aid kit for you and your needs, it's important to know what to look for in a First Aid Kit. A First Aid kit can range from a sandwich bag with some bandages and ointment to a proper and complete First Aid kit. Situations for where First Aid kits are needed range from treating a cut to treating an injury after a natural disaster. To find some hints as to how to find the right First Aid kit, there is a good piece courtesy of SafetyED.org.



--- Find and Fill Your First Aid Kit! ---

NOTE: This section contains links to Amazon products. You are welcome to click on images and links to learn more about each item. You are free to order any items featured in this section or in any widget if you choose. Please see "An Important Amazon Note" in my blog's sidebar to see more information on any Amazon items shown.

I normally like to find items I like on Amazon to show you in case you want to do some shopping for certain things. Your health is serious, so I can't just find anything random just to get you involved. I want you to be able to look for items to help you in case that disaster happens to you in your area. It's important to consider what exactly you need for when (not if) you are faced with an injury or if you suffer anything from a cut to a wound. I recommend you get a proper First Aid kit to treat abrasions and injuries. Not only that, but make sure to get a First Aid kit to treat anything for all members of the family or everyone at a workplace. If you don't see a First Aid kit that you are looking for in the widget below, please use the second widget to find your own First Aid kit. You seriously need a First Aid kit for when you'll need to treat abrasions or injuries.

These are First Aid kits on Amazon for a variety of situations. Find a First Aid kit to suit your needs, like with these below:


^ Carrying around a big First Aid kit would be bulky, and just wouldn't make too much sense. Here's a better idea- this First Aid kit features many essential items to carry along and use in case of an emergency. It comes bundled with items from Band-Aid, Cortaid, and Tylenol. It's all you need for when you're on the go. This is probably best for people like bicycle riders, hikers, or anyone who usually carries a backpack while away frome home.


^ This First Aid kit was meant to be stored in cars. Consider getting one of these for your car. It comes with a variety of supplies to help treat abrasions or injuries while on the road. Get one of these for your car if you don't have one on hand. This can also be mounted onto a belt or backpack for you to take on the go. Just make sure to get one for the car because you'll never know when you might need to use a First Aid kit while out on the road.


^ This is an outdoors First Aid kit with 250 different items, including an emergency blanket, aspirin, bandages, gauze, and more. This is a great consideration for the outdoor types as well as for home use.


^ While meant for office and industrial use, this kit can also be of great help at home. There are 326 pieces to this First Aid kit. This portable kit can be mounted to a wall. It has many items for many usages ranging from cuts to insect bites and more. It comes with two instruction guides; one in English, and another in Spanish. It wouldn't be a bad idea to consider getting something like this, especially with all the available items included to treat a variety of abrasions and injuries.


^ This is a First Aid kit meant to treat ailments for children. It features 117 items in all. It is both durable and reliable for children. This is a powerful and reliable First Aid kit for children. Best of all, all purchases help out people in need. So you're helping other people while also trying to help out your own family. How can you go wrong? All of these items are all contained in a fun doctor's bag. PLEASE consider getting one for the house if you have young children.


^ Everything you'll ever need in one big bag. This bag comes bundled with lots of supplies for when you have to treat injuries or treat abrasions. Get this for your home and give your family a trusty First Aid kit to treat the whole family.


^ In case you need to practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but don't have lots of things to help you, this inexpensive and portable kit can be a great help. It may be fun and colorful, but this can seriously save lives. Think of it as a fun item to have to treat issues as serious as performing CPR.


^ An effective First Aid kit for less than $20 USD is right here. Consider getting this if you want a First Aid kit, but don't want to spend too much to have all the basic things needed to treat a variety of situations.


As important as finding a good health kit is keeping it stocked with supplies. You can just go to a grocery store or a pharmacy to pick up extra supplies to keep your First Aid kit stocked. Your health is serious, as well as a First Aid kit you'll need. Face it- you need a First Aid kit of some kind to treat a number of different situations. That injury or that troublesome situation could happen to you. Without a First Aid kit, how will you be able to treat any abrasions or injuries? You NEED a First Aid kit to be able to treat your situation or someone else's. Those are just a few examples of First Aid kits you can consider getting for you, your family, your friends, your business, or wherever. If you are looking for more First Aid kits or supplies, please check out these two widgets. Find the First Aid kit/supplies you need to treat a variety of situations:



Many more here. Find what you need if you are looking for a First Aid kit. Just use the widget to find First Aid supplies to fill your First Aid supply:




If you have pets, here are some first aid kits for pets:








More than anything, plan everything. Think about what to do if and when some help is needed. Anything that may require immediate medical attention seriously needs to be considered and fulfilled for when trouble strikes. Put together exactly everything you need (and then some) for when some major disaster or some serious cut or abrasion happens to you.

And to everyone in the medical and health care fields, all doctors and nurses, and all to help to treat injuries and other ailments, I salute you. Thank you for reading! Take care and be well.

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