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What should be there in your office first aid kit?

  • July 19, 2017
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First aid is something that everyone should know about as it can be very helpful before you get professional help. Some of the common problems that may suddenly arrive at office are: cuts, abrasions, punctures, or splinters; muscle strains or sprains; small burns; open cuts or bleeding wounds; broken or fractured bones; injuries to the eye area and shock.

Here is the list of items one must have in their first aid kit:

  • A detailed instruction manual on first aid
  • A notebook and to make a note, in case you need to
  • 5 pairs of disposable examination gloves
  • Sterile gauze pieces in seven and a half cm length
  • Saline solution about 8 bottles
  • Injury cleaning wipes
  • Enough of fabric or plastic band aides
  • One bottle of antibacterial spray or liquid (e. g. povidone iodine)
  • Non-sticky injury dressing/pad (sized 5x5 cm)
  • 7.5 cm Conforming cotton bandage
  • Splinters to immobilise a fracture/broken bone
  • Pair of scissors
  • One 10 cm Crepe bandage (for serious bleeding and pressure application)
  • One roll of hypoallergenic adhesive tape
  • Instant ice pack
  • Access to clean running water

It is also important to have ability to understand the manual well and the courage and skill to use the tools available. Last but not the least, before giving first aid, pick a telephone and call for professional help. 

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Disclaimer: Don’t follow any suggestions in this article without consulting a qualified doctor 

Sources

1. United states department of labour. https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9863

2. First aid kid, Australia. https://www.firstaidkits.com.au/first-aid-kit-checklist