Ready-made first aid kits are available at most department stores or your local American Red Cross chapter. These kits come in a variety of sizes and prices. You can also make your own kit from supplies you probably already have around the house.

Some items that should be included in a basic first aid kit are:

  • Adhesive Tape 
  • Gauze Pads & Roller Gauze (assorted sizes) 
  • Antiseptic Ointment
  • Hand Sanitizer (liquid or wipes) 
  • Band-Aids (assorted sizes)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Blanket
  • Scissors and Tweezers
  • Cold Pack
  • Small Flashlight and Extra Batteries
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Triangular Bandage
Make or buy first aid kits for your home and car.