Oct 21., 2017 / Wound Care
Wound Care Products
There are many wound care products that you should have on hand for emergencies that occur around the house, in the office, in the car, or while you are sailing. These are all places that should have a first aid kit ready to access at any time. Some wound care products should be in all of these supply kits.
You should always have a good supply of 2 x 2 gauze pads, 4 x 4 gauze pads, bandage adhering tape, band aids, antibiotic cream, aloe Vera gel for burns, creams containing Lidocaine, butterfly bandages , plastic gloves, a suntan blanket, a cold gel pack, and Tylenol and ibuprofen. It is also a good idea to have regular baby aspirin by hand, peroxide, alcohol, witch hazel, scissors and tweezers.
You can buy first aid kits that come pre-assembled with wound care products, or you can make your own first aid kit according to the most frequent types of injuries in your workplace or at home. If you decide to make your own kit do not forget to pack a small amount of things for the injuries you rarely see. You want to be well prepared in case of a real emergency.
An ace bandage wrap for sprains and strains is useful especially in the workplace, and having some dental adhesive like people used on your dentures will allow you to secure a loose cap on a tooth until the person can reach the dentist. Cotton balls and cotton swabs are also very useful to keep close for the purpose of cleaning wounds and applying ointments and creams.
Aspirin is something that most people do not take. Buffered aspirin will help with pain and will not cause stomach upset that un-buffered aspirin can cause. You want to have some regular aspirin in your hand in case you think someone is having a heart attack. Aspirin will help thin the person’s blood and can sometimes prevent them from dying from a heart attack before they can reach a doctor.
Remember to have painkillers that are age appropriate for the people you treat most often. If you rarely have children around, make sure that the painkillers and antihistamines you keep in your first aid kit can be given to children. If you rarely see a child, then you will want to make sure you have appropriate medications for adults.
Antacids are also something you can keep in a first aid kit. Heartburn and indigestion can be very problematic and maintaining a treatment for these ailments can keep someone from unnecessary pain. You can also keep antihistamines on hand to treat people when they are having a severe allergic reaction to insect bites or a severe allergy attack.
Keep the poison control number on hand is the case that someone ingests a toxic substance. You also want to have all the emergency information you may have about the potential victim and for more information, you can refer to our official website.