Emergency Essentials carries 117 first aid and medical supplies, covering everything from first aid kits, emergency medical kits, minor surgery supplies and treatments for burns, illnesses and bleeding.
Even if you don't know how to use the items in a first aid kit, you still need one handy so that any unequipped medically-trained responder has something to work with. Of course, you do need to learn at least some rudimentary first aid, if for no other reason than the time might come when you will be the only help available.
If you are in a position where you are having to heat and cook with real fire, chances are good that you or someone with you is going to get burned. It may be a small burn, but size doesn't matter. A burn hurts. Not only do you need to cool the burn and ease the pain, but you need protection to keep the area safe from infection.
Preventing and fighting infections can be as critical as fixing someone up in the first instance. Here are a few crucial items below, that are both excellent and inexpensive to have in your medical kits.
One of the best ways to get a medical or first aid kit that has exactly what you need, especially if you already have a bag to use, is to stock it yourself. At Emergency Essentials you will find all of the elements you could possibly need to build a comprehensive kit. You can even create small kits for fanny packs, wallets, glove compartments, tool and tackle boxes and so on.
Having a first aid kit available to you at all times is essential. It should be a no-brainer that you should be able to dress a cut or treat a sting or bite from an insect or spider wherever you are.
Accidents happen, but being prepared can mean all the difference between a minor inconvenience and a serious, life-threatening emergency.
If you don’t already have a first aid kit, Emergency Essentials’ 397-piece kit is a great place to start. It includes antiseptic towelettes, a finger splint, sterile gloves, antibiotic ointment packs, aspirin and non-aspirin anti-inflammatories, an instant cold compress, a variety of bandages, gauze rolls, a first aid guide, and a whole lot more.
It comes in a sturdy travel bag, and it includes a mini-backpack, which is a great way to carry your first aid kit with you. As you use materials from the kit, you can replace them instead of buying a whole new kit.
First aid kits aren’t the only medical supplies you’ll need, though, should disaster strike. Emergency Essentials offers a whole range of products that you can purchase to increase your chances of survival should the worst happen or should you have an accident in your day-to-day life.
Having a QuikClot sponge on hand if you or one of your friends or family members gets a deep cut could mean the difference between a few stitches and a funeral.
Some items, like porous medical tape, scissors, and safety pins are obvious once you think of them, but they’re kind of out-of-sight, out-of-mind materials. Make sure you have some on hand so that you have them if you need them.
Some simple surgical tools, like forceps and dental picks, as well as a good thermometer, can go a long way toward keeping you healthy if you can’t get to a doctor.
Everyone has unique issues when it comes to compiling a first aid or medical kit. You may have family members with specific ailments, or a child that is susceptible to a particular medical complaint. Whatever your reason, you can either buy a large medical kit and add to it your own unique additions or begin from scratch from the get go. Though do be aware buying a kit using individual purchases throughout will prove more expensive.