Tip Sheet: What to Keep in Your First Aid Kit
If you are preparing to stock your first aid kit, keep these tips in mind.
Reviewed By Michael Smith
The home first aid kit tends to be the bathroom cabinet. The official ones, such as those recommended by the Red Cross and the Department of Homeland Security, are leaning toward the apocalyptic, containing flares and everything but a gurney and a paper gown.
The American College of Emergency Physicians, supplemented by other lists, recommends you have the following on hand or in your car.
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Bacterial Skin Diseases
- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
- Medical Anatomy and Illustrations
- Noncancerous, Precancerous & Cancerous Tumors
- Oral Health Conditions
- Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions
- Scalp, Hair and Nails
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions
- Viral Skin Diseases
- Additional Skin Conditions