First Aid Safety

First Aid Safety

June 18, 2023

Whether you are going out on a day trip, weekend trip or an extended trip it is important to bring along a first aid kit in the case of an emergency. First aid kits are essential for handling minor injuries and medical emergencies.

Essentials to pack: 

  • Gloves
  • Adhesive bandages (various sizes)
  • Antibiotic Ointment 
  • Pain relievers (e.g., ibuprofen)
  • Medical tape
  • Mole skin 
  • Gauze 
  • Ace bandages 
  • Triangle bandage
  • Alcohol wipes
  • CPR mask/ face shield
  • Cotton swabs
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Ice Pack

Remember, while a first aid kit is important, it should never substitute professional medical care. In serious or life-threatening situations, always seek immediate professional help by calling emergency services or going to the nearest healthcare facility.

Here are some trainings you might want to consider taking: 

  • Basic First Aid and CPR training
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Wilderness First Responder