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First Aid Kit for Business

Create a first aid kit for your business based on recommendations from Avera’s occupational medicine professionals. For a first aid kit tailored to your needs, contact your local Avera occupational medicine provider. In the case of an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Basic Kit

Place the following items in a water-resistant, durable container and label the outside “First Aid.” Attach a list of emergency numbers to the inside of the lid.

  • Bandage scissors – full-size blunt-tipped bandage scissors, 5½” – 6” length (strong enough to cut denim)
  • Sewing needle and tweezers to remove splinters and other objects
  • Small magnifying glass to enhance vision of wound site
  • Safety pins to secure sling or bandage
  • Sterile roll of gauze bandage for covering wounds
  • Sterile 4”x 4” gauze pads for covering wounds
  • Bandages of assorted types and sizes for covering wounds
  • Dish towel sling – Clean cloth approximately 36” x 36” (such as a dish towel) to be used for a sling or bandage and stored in a plastic bag
  • Reusable elastic wrap (ACE) – 3” width bandage for support or compression
  • Non-allergic medical tape – approximately ½” to ¾” for securing bandages
  • Instant cold compress to apply to decrease swelling and/or promote comfort
  • Instant hand sanitizer for cleansing
  • Antibacterial liquid soap for cleansing
  • Bottled water for cleansing (8-16 oz.)
  • Non-sterile NON-LATEX medical gloves – Prior to use, seal clean gloves in a gallon size plastic bag. After use, dispose of gloves in a plastic bag as an infection barrier.
  • Light blanket or sheet – used to cover victim
  • Pencil and paper for recording phone numbers
  • CPR mask or micro shield for infection barrier
  • CPR guidelines on small plastic card for use by CPR-trained person
  • First aid booklet

Advanced Kit

Place the basic kit contents and the following items in a water-resistant, durable container and label the outside “First Aid.” Attach a list of emergency numbers to the inside of the lid.

  • Thermometer to monitor body temperature
  • Antibiotic cream or ointment (any type) for minor cuts or scrapes
  • Cotton balls sealed in a clean package for cleansing small cuts
  • Flashlight for signaling help or illuminating injury site. 
  • HELP sign – minimum of 4” letters (purchased or handmade). Sign needs to be waterproofed or laminated.
  • Activated charcoal suspension – for treatment of accidental poisoning. Not to be used if corrosives or petroleum distillates are swallowed. Call the Poison Control Hotline at 800-222-1222 for specific instructions and advice on how to administer before giving. Not to be used for a child under 1 year of age. 
  • Ipecac syrup or syrup of Ipecac – used to cause vomiting in cases of accidental poisoning. Not to be used if corrosives or petroleum distillates are swallowed. Call Poison Control Hotline at 800-222-1222 for specific instructions and advice on how to administer before giving. Not to be used for a child under 1 year of age.

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