20 Essentials for Your First-Aid Kit

Good Samaritan Hospital and the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League want to keep your kids safe and healthy so they can keep playing the sports they love.

When kids are out of school, there is more time for those occasional bumps and bruises. Having a well-stocked first-aid kit at home is the perfect way to deal with injuries at a moment's notice. Many of the essential items can be found at your own home.

20 Essentials for Your First-Aid Kit

  • A first-aid manual
  • Different sized sterile gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Band-Aids in several sizes
  • Elastic bandage (like an Ace wrap)
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibiotic ointment (like Neosporin)
  • Antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
  • Acetaminophen and ibuprofen
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Disposable instant cold packs
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Plastic non-latex gloves
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • A blanket
  • Mouthpiece for administering CPR (can be purchased at the drugstore)
  • Calamine lotion
  • A splint
  • Thermometer

Make sure you are well prepared for emergency situations by reading through Good Samaritan Hospital’s recommended list of essential items to keep in your first-aid kit, please click here.




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