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A first aid kit is an essential for anywhere you may be. You should have first aid kit in the home, in the car, at the office and, if you’ll be hiking or camping, in your supplies. While most serious injuries require professional medical attention, you can lessen the pain, avoid infection and possible save a life by administering first aid. If nothing else, first aid is important because it allows us to take action if a loved one or stranger is injured. First aid kits are empowering, giving us peace of mind and the confidence that we’ve done everything we could.

Emergency EducationIn order to get the most out of your first aid kit, it’s important to know exactly what to stock your first aid kit with and how to use each of the items in your kit. Each item in your first aid kit has a specific purpose, and if used incorrectly, a medicine, bandage, cream or ointment could actually cause more harm than help. As such, it pays to know what to use and how to use it before an emergency crops up.

At, we’ll show you how to build a first aid kit that will prepare you for the most common injuries, wounds and emergencies. Not only that, we’ll walk you through the essential first aid procedures so you know how to use the various items in your first aid kit. From dressing minor cuts and scrapes in order to prevent infection to using a CPR mask to administer rescue breathing on an unconscious victim, these pages will arm you with the equipment and knowledge you need to save a life or treat a friend, family member or yourself.

We recommend that you approach our Building a First Aid Kit as a checklist. Read through our list carefully and ensure that your first aid kit has everything you need in it. Then, take a look at our first aid instructions. Read through them so you are familiar with each item and how to handle common situations. Then, review them later or print them off and include them in your first aid kit for future reference.

Beyond the resources on our site, the next best thing you can get is hands-on training. We highly recommend putting together your first aid kit and attending a few classes, as well as a refresher course or two to keep your first aid skills from getting rusty.

First aid kits prepare you for the unthinkable as well as the everyday bumps and bruises. Know how to recognize medical emergencies and how to take treatment into your own hands when it’s appropriate by carefully reviewing all of the materials on our website.

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