First Aid Kits – recommended and sold through First Aid for Life
First Aid consumables are available to buy on our courses. We will always have kits available for you to buy on your course, but to guarantee we have enough you can contact us to order in advance and then collect it from your trainer or from our venue in Balham. All products are inclusive of VAT.
Family First Aid Kit / Also suitable for work as conforms with HSE standards plus extras – Outstanding all purpose kit in a wipe-able soft bag £40
A professional soft bag first aid kit designed by a Paramedic First Aid trainer. This kit contains some really useful extras that you don’t find in a basic first aid kit at exceptional value for money.
This sports first aid kit is ideal for sports teams, grounds or active families. A truly superb and well thought-out kit to ensure you are equipped and ready should you need to use it.
Ideal for your nappy bag or handbag to ensure you are well prepared for bumps, scrapes, burns, fevers…Baby Aid Compact contains 34 items and still has space for you to add some of your own.
An approved emergency Paediatric first aid kit, meeting the guidelines given by the Health and Safety Executive, the National Child Minding Association and the Pre-School Learning Alliance.
We have reconditioned versions of these extremely popular units for £649 plus VAT – these are great machines that have usually never been used, have been thoroughly checked and come with a 3 Year or 5 year warranty, depending on the one you choose.
Lifepak CR plus defibrillator (3 year warranty) Semi or Fully Automatic or the Defibtech Lifeline Semi Auto (5 year warranty).
Please contact us before your course if you would like to order an AED and you can collect it from your trainer on your course or collect it from our venue in Balham.
What to put in your First Aid Kit
First Aid kits need to be easily accessible in case an emergency situation arises. The kit should be well organised, ideally in a bag with compartments to allow you to quickly grab what you need. It is most important that the kits contents are good quality – often cheap kits will not be of sufficient quality should you need to use them.
Your kit should contain a First Aid book or instructions, and contents to treat: major and minor bleeding, burns, breaks and sprains.
The kit should not contain medication. First Aid kits for a car should be in soft padded cases or secured within the car.
Gloves – non sterile to protect you and sterile for treating someone with deep wounds or burns
Wound dressings of various sizes
Micropore tape to secure dressings and tape fingers and toes, also useful for labelling things
A couple of calico triangular bandages (ensure they are calico not a cheap version made of paper) these are some of the most useful things in your kit. Ideal, sterile, non-fluffy material to stop bleeding, can be used for slings and support bandages and far easier than a dressing to secure on head, knee and elbow wounds.
Eye dressings, can also be used as small dressings for babies and toddlers.
Sterile saline vial – for irrigating a wound, or washing grit from an eye
Additional useful contents:
Instant ice pack – at home you can use a bag of frozen peas – Ensure it is wrapped in a cloth as it can cause ice burns
A foil blanket to keep the casualty warm, crucially important in helping to prevent them going into shock. They should ideally be insulated from the ground and have this wrapped round them to retain their body heat.
Steri-strips, great to help close gaping wounds. Always get major or deep wounds swiftly seen by a medical professional.
Sterile tweezers – for removing small splinters, that can easily be grasped and pulled out in the same direction that they went in (nothing else should ever be removed from a wound unless by a medical professional)
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