First Aid Kit

It doesn't take long to assemble a first-aid kit for your home and car for use in the event of an emergency. A typical first-aid kit might include:

  • 2-and 3-inch sterile rolled bandages (3 of each size)
  • 2-and 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4 to 6 of each size)
  • Activated charcoal (if advised by Poison Control Centre)
  • Antiseptic
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Cleaning agent/soap
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
  • Latex gloves (2 pairs minimum)
  • Needle
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Pre-moistened towelettes
  • Safety pins, assorted
  • Scissors
  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Sunscreen
  • Syrup of ipecac (to induce vomiting if advised by Poison Control Centre)
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue blades (2)
  • Triangular cloth bandages (3)
  • Tweezers

Please contact a local first-aid/CPR organization such as St. John's Ambulance to obtain a basic first-aid/CPR manual.