A First aid is a box, bag or pack that holds supplies used to treat minor injuries including cuts, scrapes, burns, bruises, and sprains. More elaborate first aid kits can also include survival supplies, life-saving emergency supplies, or convenience items like bug sting wipes or cold and flu medicines.

Importance of having a first aid kit

Response when there is no responder - There is never a good place to get hurt but when help is out of reach, a first aid kit is your next best friend.  You can’t always count on others to help so be prepared.

We only have so much blood - Scary but true.  If your injury involves blood loss, you only have precious seconds to get the necessary supplies to stop the bleeding.  Keeping a first aid kit close by can provide the extra time you need to seek help.

Kids will be kids - You can count on kids getting hurt.  Lack of experience or just plain recklessness all add up to someone getting hurt.  Cuts, scrapes, and burns are common injuries to expect so prepare a first aid kit with the appropriate supplies.

Liability - nobody wants to think about being sued.  Businesses are required by law to keep first aid supplies readily available when there is no first response within 10 minutes.  Be sure your first aid kit is stocked with the required ANSI first aid items.

Protect your employees or people you care about - When an injury occurs, a stocked first aid kit can save someone’s life.  Think about others who are risking injury while on the job and do the right thing.  Let everyone know you have a stocked first aid kit ready to use and tell them where it is in case an accident occurs.

Cost savings - It is cheaper to clean a cut and put on a bandage than it is to travel to a clinic and seek first aid.  First aid kits are designed to manage all types of injuries including basic cuts, scrapes, and burns.  Save yourself money and keep a stocked first aid kit close by.

Accidents are unexpected - Being prepared can reduce panic and provide the necessary aid.  Always check your inventory monthly to make sure your first aid kit is ready to use when the unexpected takes place.

Time is of the essence -  A first aid kit is just that; “First Aid”.  Having one ready provides temporary aid until you can get help.  No kit means no immediate help.  Precious time to respond can mean further injury, life, or death.

Small injuries can become big injuries - The longer you wait for treatment, the more severe your injury can become.  Immediate treatment can reduce risk.

Peace of mind - Being prepared, doing the right thing and even being able to help others when injury occurs is reason enough to want a first aid kit close by.

Whether you are thinking about a small first aid kit for your car or something more substantial for work, we can help you find the right first aid kit or help you update your existing kit. Whatever you decide, always have a first aid kit nearby.  You’ll feel better knowing what a first aid kit is used for and you can help somebody in need.  Maybe even yourself!