First Aid Box

First Aid Kit For Holidays

School holidays are approaching which means you might be in for camping trips, long car rides, outings on the boat and plenty of play dates. When it comes to first aid, being prepared is half the battle. Before you head out on the deep blue or hit the open road visit Greg Keily Chemist to arrange your first aid kit.

A basic first aid kit should contain:

  • Adhesive Dressings / Band-aids in various sizes
  • Alcohol swab
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Antihistamines
  • Antiseptic cream
  • CPR breathing mask
  • Crepe bandages in varying widths
  • Eye wash
  • Gauze
  • Non-stick and stick dressings
  • Non-latex gloves
  • Safety pins
  • Saline
  • Scissors
  • Stingose
  • Thermal blanket
  • Tweezers

You may also want to think about customising your first aid kit to where you’re going. For example, including vinegar if you’re boating near stingers, instant cold packs for camping trips and

If you’re taking a baby along, you’ll need to add extra items like a digital thermometer, baby specific pain medications and plastic syringes so that you can give an exact dosing.

Once you’ve compiled your first aid kit, store it in places that are out of children’s reach but easily accessible for adults. We hope that you don’t have to open your first aid kit, but we’re sure it will be a relief to you to know that it is there.