You want to be prepared, but how do you figure out what is needed in your first aid kit? Didya know that my husband works as a nurse in the emergency room of a good-sized hospital? Based on his experience with what they use on trauma cases, he decided to update our 10-year old, half-used up minimal first aid kit. Wanna see what he got?
I'll share! Be healthy!!
All of this was purchased as a chain drug store, and a chain farm store (what? I'll explain, don't worry...)
ITEMS FROM THE DRUG STORE:
4" x 4" gauze pads
Bandaging tape (used to hold the gauze pads in place)
FROM THE FARM SUPPLY STORE:
This is sometimes called "Coban" (a wrapping/bandaging tape). When purchased at the drugstore, it is at least 3 or 4 times more expensive than when purchased in the horse section (yep, horse section!) of the farm store.
Bandaging/wrapping tape (to protect the gauze wrapped areas)
We cut ours in half to be a more useful size. Bonus - more to use!