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APPENDIX C – Example of contents FOR A FIRST aid kit

For most workplaces, a first aid kit should include the following items:

 

Item

Kit contents

Quantity

Instructions for providing first aid – including Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) flow chart

1

Note book and pen

1

Resuscitation face mask or face shield

1

Disposable nitrile examination gloves

5 pairs

Gauze pieces 7.5 x 7.5 cm, sterile (3 per pack)

5 packs

Saline (15 ml)

8

Wound cleaning wipe (single 1% Cetrimide BP)

10

Adhesive dressing strips – plastic or fabric (packet of 50)

1

Splinter probes (single use, disposable)

10

Tweezers/forceps

1

Antiseptic liquid/spray (50 ml)

1

Non-adherent wound dressing/pad 5 x 5 cm (small)

6

Non-adherent wound dressing/pad 7.5 x 10 cm (medium)

3

Non-adherent wound dressing/pad 10 x 10 cm (large)

1

Conforming cotton bandage, 5 cm width

3

Conforming cotton bandage, 7.5 cm width

3

Crepe bandage 10 cm  (for serious bleeding and pressure application)

1

Scissors

1

Non-stretch, hypoallergenic adhesive tape – 2.5 cm wide roll

1

Safety pins (packet of 6)

1

BPC wound dressings No. 14, medium

1

BPC wound dressings No. 15, large

1

Dressing – Combine Pad 9 x 20 cm

1

Plastic bags - clip seal

1

Triangular bandage (calico or cotton minimum width 90 cm)

2

Emergency rescue blanket (for shock or hypothermia)

1

Eye pad (single use)

4

Access to 20 minutes of clean running water or (if this is not available) hydro gel (3.5 gm sachets)  

5

Instant ice pack (e.g. for treatment of soft tissue injuries and some stings).

1

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